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FLUTISTS TO SURROUND
AUDIENCE FOR OPENING OF SRU FLUTE CHOIR, CHAMBER FLUTES
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The audience will literally be
surrounded by flutists offering an antiphonal piece by
16th-century composer Giovanni Gabrieli when the
Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes open their
fall concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Swope Recital Hall. A selection
using various-size bottles will also be included.
University Flute Choir pieces are an arrangement of "Kumbaya," a
contemporary composition by British composer Keith Amos titled
"Miss Livvy, An Edwardian Saga" and Mozart's "Magic Flute." A
performance of Wil Offermans "Jungle Dance" written for flute,
samba whistle and various-size bottles is planned.
Chamber Flutes will perform contemporary American composer Gary
Schocker's "Nymphs," a piece for expanded flute quartet titled
"Mountain Songs” by Jennifer Higdon, and "Divertimento Jazz"
composed by Raymond Guiot. Closing the free concert will be "Silver
Winds in the Night," an arrangement of “Silent Night”
by Mannheim Steamroller composer Jackson Berkey.
free concert is under the direction of Stacey Steele, assistant
professor of music at SRU.
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