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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.
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."
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.
will include "If You Could See Me Now," "Puttin on the
Ritz" and "Blue Skies."
$3 for general public with students admitted free.
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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