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Wake Forest University Flute Fest concert provides tribute to flute professor

October 29, 2007

Wake Forest University’s annual Flute Fest concert will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in Scales Fine Arts Center’s Brendle Recital Hall.

The concert will be a tribute to revered flutist Joseph Mariano, who died this year at the age of 95.  Mariano was the principal flutist for the Rochester Philharmonic and taught at the Eastman School of Music for 39 years.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wake Forest Flute Choir, the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem and Wake Forest flute students will perform.  The groups will join together with other flute students from the local area to perform “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in memory of Mariano.

Kathryn Levy, a senior lecturer in flute at Wake Forest who studied with Mariano, will perform some “Mariano favorites,” including music by Bach, Freidrich Kuhlau and Howard Hanson.

J.L. Smith Flutes and Co. of Charlotte will have a display of flutes and accessories in the lobby.

For more information, call (336) 758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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