Flute Quartet Performs at UW's Berry Center April 24
The University of Wyoming Flute Quartet will present a free concert Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.
The performance is part of the Biodiversity Institute’s ongoing BioMusica concert series that explores the relationship between music and biological diversity in nature.
Music to be performed spans four centuries and represents a global musical community, representing composers from Europe, North America and South America. Some pieces also quote Asian and jazz influences within the compositions.
In addition to the standard flute quartet instrumentation, a flute trio and individual solos will be performed by each of the four quartet members. Performances include Baroque selections by J.S. Bach and G. P. Telemann; the classic solo, “Syrinx,” about the mythical Greek figure, by Claude Debussy; a Latin tango, and pieces written to imitate Japanese shakuhachi in homage to various flowers and trees.
The members of the UW Flute Quartet are Kyung a Choi, a graduate performer's certificate student from South Korea; Rebecca Eggli, a senior flute performance major from Lander; Jeong-Uk Kang, a Master of Music flute performance student from South Korea; and Krystle Radtke, a Master of Music flute performance student from Brainerd, Minn.
The four have performed as a quartet for two years and have traveled around Wyoming, performing concerts and serving as mentors to pre-college flute students. They serve as ambassadors for the UW Flute Studio Outreach program in their capacities as performers and flute teachers. Department of Music faculty member Nicole Riner trains the students.
The UW Biodiversity Institute, a division of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, explores biological diversity particularly in Wyoming through research, education and outreach programs. The institute emphasizes bridging divides between disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects.
For more information about the Biodiversity Institute and the BioMusica Concert Series, visit http://www.uwyo.edu/biodiversity.
For more information about the UW Flute Quartet's concert schedule or about the UW Flute Studio, visit https://sites.google.com/site/wyoflutes/home.