April 23, 2009|
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
ULM Flute Choir offers several musical treats at recital April 29
On Wednesday, April 29, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Flute Choir will bring sweet music to your ears, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. There is no charge to attend.
Among the pieces to be performed is the world premiere of an original composition for the flute choir by community member Tom Ritter; Ritter will be present.
Attendees will enjoy three jazz-related pieces. Two are with jazz bassist Jeff Albright, and the other is with a special rhythm section: Albright on bass; ULM alumnus Thad Noland on piano, and who was also recently accepted to the Berklee School of Music in Boston; and graduate student Michael Holdiness of Mer Rouge on drum set.
According to ULM professor of music Sandra Lunte, “This last piece also involves a special surprise guest, and no one will be disappointed!”
Lunte said that it is the flute choir’s tradition to feature graduating seniors as soloists, so they will perform a transcription of “Aviary,” from the “Carnival of the Animals,” by flutist Jesse Tingle of Mesquite, Texas. He will act as soloist with the group.
The choir will play a piece by British composer and flutist Ian Clarke called "Walk Like This," which incorporates some “fun and different” flute sounds and techniques, according to Lunte.
These pieces and several others rounding out the program will use C flutes, piccolos, alto, bass, and E flat flutes, some of which were purchased for the choir by the Band Aid fund.
Lunte invited everyone to attend. “We are an 11-person group, made up of chosen flutists from ULM and ULM alum. We hope you will be excited by this concert. I think everyone will enjoy it!”