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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: October 5, 1999

World Flute Music Kicks Off Millennium Series

A series of four Sunday evening concert performances kicks off this weekend at California State University, Sacramento.

The New Millennium Series "Flute Music From Around the World," begins at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Music Recital Hall located in Capistrano Hall.

The CSUS music department series continues throughout the 1999-2000 season, and is under the direction of CSUS professors Laurel Zucker and Andrew Luchansky. The series features CSUS faculty and guest artists of international stature.

Sunday's performance features flutist Terri Sundberg and world music by Mike Mower, Kazuo Fukushima, Andre Joliver, Franz Doppler and Aaron Copland.

Sundberg, a flute professor, is a member of the North Chamber Winds at the University of North Texas. She has performed with the Orchestra Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, the Haydenfestpie Orchestra in Vienna, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Dallas Opera Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

The first concert honors the flute. Dating back to at least 7,000 B.C., the wind instrument has been used through the ages around the world in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and other early civilizations. One of the most recent discoveries was a 9,000 year-old flute made of a crane's wing bone found in China.

The three other Sunday evening concerts are:

"Celebrating Copland," 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20. A presentation by the Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, the program will feature CSUS artists Claudia Kitka and Deborah Pittman, and will include "Appalachian Spring," "Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson", "Clarinet Concerto," "Three Latin-American Sketches" and "Hoe-Down." The Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1998, includes classical musicians from the Capital Region.

Cellist Ron Leonard, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 12, Music Recital Hall.

San Francisco Symphony violinist and CSUS professor Robin Sharp, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, Music Recital Hall.

The series will also feature a Friday evening performance by the Julliard String Quartet (in conjunction with the CSUS Festival of the Arts), 8 p.m., Friday, April 7 in the Music Recital Hall.

Tickets for Sunday's concert are $10 general and $6 for students and seniors. For information on series tickets, call the CSUS Central Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.


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