Flute fest at WFU to feature work of Loeillet, others

The Wake Forest University Department of Music will present Flute Fest 2000 on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Flute Fest 2000 will be dedicated to the late world-renowned flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. He is credited with popularizing the flute as a solo instrument during his lifetime.

The students of Wake Forest flute instructor, Kathryn Levy, and members of the Flute Choir will perform “Quintet in B minor” by Jean Baptiste Loeillet, “Allegro maestoso” from Handel’s “Water Music” and “Moods of Pan” by Graham Powning.

The professional flute choir, Silver Wind, will also offer antiphonal effects in an arrangement of the Gabrieli “Sonata pian e forte.” The group will also perform Ravel’s “Valse Triste,” Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltz” and the “Dunigan Variations” of Lawrence Dillon.

The concert will end with an opportunity for flutists of all ages and abilities to perform together on stage. This year’s closing piece will be “Cantique de Jean Racine” by FaurÈ.

For more information, call 336-758-5026.

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