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 20 Flutists to Offer Classics, Jazz at Kaleidoscope Event 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/12/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

KALEIDOSCOPE EVENT:

20 FLUTISTS TO OFFER CLASSICS, JAZZ AT SRU’S SWOPE MUSIC HALL

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes concert, under the direction of Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music, will feature both classical and jazz arrangements at 4 p.m. April 24 in Swope Music Hall.

      The concert, part of SRU’s annual Kaleidoscope arts festival, will offer 20 flutists and feature two original compositions written in a multi-movement format to describe people or places. One, by composer Kelly Via, titled "Appalacian Suite" contains renditions of pieces such as "Wayfaring Stranger." The other, "Legends of the Greenwood," by Catherine McMichael, opens with the powerful "Hiawatha" and closes with an up-tempo "Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe." 

     Student conductor Stacy Schermann of Pittsburgh will lead a select group in an original, minimalist composition "Awakening," and Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite," originally written for orchestra, will be presented by the flute choir. The performance will also include Deborah Vallin on harp and SRU student, Rachel Ranson of Harrisville on bass clarinet. 

     Jazz arrangements will include "If You Could See Me Now," "Puttin on the Ritz" and "Blue Skies."

      Admission is $3 for general public with students admitted free.

      Kaleidoscope began four years ago as an arts festival for the entire region. The event is sponsored by SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts and offers a plethora of art, sculpture, music and theater events for all ages groups.

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