The West Virginia University Flute Choir and Chamber Ensembles will present a free concert at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center.
The first half of the program will be a set of non-conducted chamber ensembles and the second half will be the 15-member WVU Flute Choir which will feature works with flutes, piccolo, alto flutes and bass flutes, said flute professor Francesca Arnone.
Arnone will be conducting, as well as students John Ross and Jennifer Hill, who will both be graduating this May.
The first half of the program will featureQuartet for Three FlutesandAlto Fluteby Joseph Drechsler (1782-1852). The music will feature students Kaylee Baker, Kaitlin Bodell and Melissa Corey on flutes and Lisa Ludlow on alto flute.Trio for Flutesby Laszlo Zempleni (b. 1947) will feature flute students Leslie Matthews, Holly Dickenson and Rebekah Dopplehauer.
In addition,Quartor pour Flutesby Pierre Max Dubois (1930-1995) will feature flute students Jennifer Hill, Laura Menser, Carol Simonyi and Wendy Penco.
The final piece in the first half will beThe Winds of Changeby Donald Draganski (b. 1936) featuring Ruth Miltenberger and Erin Mitz on flute and piccolo, Elisa Gutierrez on flute and alto flute and John Ross on flute and bass flute.
Following intermission, the Flute Choir will performDie Fledermaus Overtureby Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899),Sextet for Flutesby Matt H. Doran (b. 1921) andLa Milongaby Christopher Caliendo (b. 1960).
Members of WVU s Flute Choir include Kaylee Baker, Kaitlin Bodell, Holly Dickenson, Rebekah Dopplehauer, Elisa Gutierrez, Jennifer Hill, Lisa Ludlow, Leslie Matthews, Laura Menser, Ruth Miltenberger; Erin Mitz; Wendy Penco, John Ross, Carol Simonyi and Kate Williams.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts, 304-293-4841, ext. 3108.