SRU flutists will present French music recital

flutes at the mall

Flutists (from left) Kathleen Melago, SRU assistant professor of music, Tracy Glass, a 1994 music education graduate, Michele Bonnici, a 1992 music education graduate and Stacey Steele, professor emerita of music, shown at a recent mall concert, will perform Sept. 27 at SRU. They will play music written by French composers. (Submitted photo.)

Sept. 10, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Current and past Slippery Rock University music faculty and alumni flute players will perform French music covering baroque, classical, romantic and modern styles during a recital at 4 p.m., Sept. 27, in SRU's Swope Music Hall.

The flutists will present works by French composers Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Francois Devienne, Gabriel Faure, Paul Taffanel, Jean Francaix and Michel Bosc.

The musicians will offer the world premiere of "Jardins" by Bosc.

Katie Steele, an SRU music education and French major from Cranberry, will provide general historical information on France during the musical eras.

"Flutes of Steele" plus Stacey Steele, professor emerita of music, will open the recital with a Boismortier piece for five flutes.

Kathleen Melago, SRU assistant professor of music, will perform. Other performers will include Beverly Antis, music department staff accompanist; Cassandra Eisenreich, instructor of music; Michele Bonnici, a 1992 music performance graduate; Tracy Glass, a 1994 music education graduate and music educator, and Mary Rumelfanger, a 1996 music education graduate and music educator.

The musicians will perform six pieces, saving the world premiere of "Jardins" until the end. Melago, Eisenreich and Antis will play.

The recital is free. A reception with French treats such as éclairs and petit fours will follow.