Space Coast Flute Orchestra Set To Perform at Suntree United Methodist Church July 30
By Space Coast Daily // July 18, 2017
ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE
BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Join soloists and ensemble groups from the Space Coast Flute Orchestra in a Flute Pursuit on Sunday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Suntree United Methodist Church in north Melbourne.
The concert at 7400 N. Wickham Road will feature musicians playing a variety of flutes from different periods, cultures and musical genres, sometimes in combination with other instruments.
In a performance well beyond the standard C flutes, the fun Irish pennywhistle, recorders and Native American flute will all be heard, with a brief history of the recorder provided by Bob Lane.
“Fairy Flight” will feature the unlikely pairing of the small piccolo with the large church organ, while other pieces include the “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “Appalachia Waltz,” and the jazzy “Four.”
The wide range of flutes used by the approximately 40 flutists of the Space Coast Flute Orchestra includes voices from the small, bright piccolo to the deep, warm bass and contrabass flutes.
ABOVE MAP: Suntree United Methodist Church is located in north Melbourne at 7400 N. Wickham Road.
When played in an ensemble, the resulting sound is pleasant, smooth and harmonious. The concert is free to the public, with donations gratefully accepted.
Click HERE for more information about Flute Pursuit, or call 321- 385-7236.
The annual July concert is an event that allows members of the orchestra to do their own favorite things, according to long-time Space Coast Flute Orchestra member and retired Eastern Florida State College astronomy professor, Bart Lipofsky, who will play the Native American flute.
“Some of the players will be in small ensembles, while others will perform solos with piano or other musical accompaniment,” said Lipofsky.
“This not only gives the individual musicians a chance to shine, but it allows the audience to hear the instruments differently than during our regular concert season.”
One of the world’s largest, regularly rehearsed flute orchestras, the Space Coast Flute Orchestra performs several free concerts per year for Brevard County, Florida audiences.
Click HERE for more information about the Space Coast Flute Orchestra, or call 321-385-7236.
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