Andra Bohnet, Faculty Flute Recital September 8-- An Unexpected Party!


Posted on September 3, 2015 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Andra Bohnet, Faculty Flute Recital

On Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m., flutist Andra Bohnet will present her Faculty Recital at USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Dr. Bohnet will be joined by Assistant Professor of Piano, Dr. Jasmin Arakawa, Assistant Professor of Percussion Dr. Luis Rivera, the members of the Silverwood Quartet  - Tom Morley, violin, Jonathan Clark, viola and Barbara Gabriel, cello and USA Alumnus Christopher Duncan, guitarist.  All of the works on the program for the evening have a connection to the realm of fantasy!

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

About the concert

The program will open with Bohnet’s haunting arrangement of “The Mist Covered Mountain/The Druid’s Spell," two traditional Irish tunes shrouded in mystery. Following that, Dr. Arakawa will join Bohnet in Yuko Uébayashi’s "A Romance of Orcia," a piece which depicts the beauty of the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The first half of the program will conclude with “Dragon Flight” by Howard Buss.

The second half of the program will begin with the Silverwood Quartet and Bohnet’s arrangement of “Over the Sea to Skye,” the theme to the hit TV series “Outlander.” “The Gathering: An Unexpected Party” by Christopher Duncan for flute and guitar will follow. This work was written for Bohnet and depicts the adventures of Bilbo Baggins as his cozy hobbit hole is invaded by a company of dwarves. The Silverwood Quartet will retake the stage for Bohnet’s arrangement of the “Lord of the Rings Suite: Concerning Hobbits/In Dreams/May it Be.” The program will conclude with Rhonda Larson’s ”The Way of the River” with Drs. Bohnet. Arakawa and Rivera.

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Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event!  Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu.  Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert!  (Pass Holders only please!  Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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