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Flute choirs in concert April 10

The Austin Peay State University Flute Choir and the Community School of the Arts High School Flute Choir will perform in concert 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 10 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

APSUS Flute Choir is under the direction of Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of music. JoAnn McIntosh is the director of the Center for the Creative Arts High School Flute Choir.

The concert will include Three Korean Folk Songs by Kelly Via.
The Austin Peay State University Flute Choir and the Community School of the Arts High School Flute Choir will perform in concert 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 10 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

APSU'S Flute Choir is under the direction of Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of music. JoAnn McIntosh is the director of the Center for the Creative Arts High School Flute Choir.

The concert will include “Three Korean Folk Songs” by Kelly Via.

Vanarsdel says, “This piece depicts scenes of everyday life in Korea such as a woman losing a loved one, the beautiful gold-colored grass that grows deep in the valleys during the spring and blue birds flying among the numb bean fields.

“‘Echoes in the Wind' by Phyllis Louke is a Native American soliloquy that evokes images of a Native American playing a flute high in the mountains.”

The APSU choir also will perform “Six English Madrigals,” transcriptions of polyphonic Renaissance vocal pieces that are lighthearted in nature.

“‘Purple Earth' by Samantha Cook is an adventure in rhythm and lyrical melody, combined with a blending and contrasting of tone colors. Purple suggests a sense of richness and spirituality that is related to the unknown, contrasting with Earth, which is solid and dependable,” says Vanarsdel.

Composed in 1760 and written for two oboes, two flutes and strings, William Boyce's Symphony No. 1 will be performed.

The concert will conclude with a performance of “Farandole” from George Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite II.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Vanarsdel by telephone at (931) 221-7684 or by e-mail at vanarsdell@apsu.edu. — Crissy Laubach-Young