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Flutes, Flues and Reeds


High and low winds will blow on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., when the Amici Quartet and friends perform flute ensemble music at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA.

Amici will perform works from Baroque through contemporary, encompassing the range of the flute family, from traditional C flute and piccolo, to alto and bass flute.

Amici will be joined by Redding’s stellar Bruce Belton offering favorites of contemporary music for bass clarinet and saxophone, including J. Favoreel’s “Zebus”. Two accomplished local student musicians will round out the windy evening, with flutist Alex Richardson playing Romanian composer George Enesco, and oboist Emily Stolz in a piece by French composer Saint Saens. In another demonstration of the musical power of wind, Ellen Southard will put All Saints’ new Viscount organ through its paces.

So much for flutes and reeds. If you’re curious about the “flues”, you’ll find out all about them when you join us at All Saints on January 12th for an excellent and unusual evening of wind music.

The Amici Quartet is a group of professional flutists from Shasta and Siskiyou counties who became friends while playing together in the Shasta Symphony. They each fell in love with, and began playing flute in elementary school, and some of them went on to earn degrees in music performance or pedagogy. Individually they’ve performed in a broad array of professional and community ensembles over the years. They enjoy taking on the fun and challenge of exploring new repertoire, and finding arrangements that showcase the full spectrum of the flute family, from the little piccolo to the big bass flute. Members of Amici are Joanie Smith, Julie Thrupp Titus, Ruth Polcari and Sue Constantinides.

The Redding Performing Arts Society is a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council.

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