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Grammy Award-winning flutist in concert

Jan. 5, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Grammy Award-winning flutist Rhonda Larson and her band, Ventus, will visit Western Michigan University for a single performance at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The concert will take place at the University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

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Rhonda Larson and Ventus at WMU

Rhonda Larson and Ventus merge the soulful elements of sacred, Celtic, jazz, classical, folk and ethnic music. Ventus, Latin for "wind," expresses the essence of Larson's vision and approach to music: "without label or genre boundaries, with inherent musical qualities of inspiration that celebrate the human spirit." Larson leads the group with her gold flute and a variety of ethnic flutes from around the world.

The evening of Jan. 15, Rhonda Larson and Ventus will be joined on stage by Tim Ray on keyboards, Chris Rosser on guitar and ethnic stringed instruments, Eliot Wadopian on bass, and Kalamazoo percussionist Carolyn Koebel and River Guerguerian on exotic hand percussion.


Rhonda Larson and Ventus at the Dalton Center is presented by the Bullock Performance Institute. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free at (800) 228-9858.

For more information, visit the Bullock Music Performance Institute online or call the WMU School of Music at (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4681, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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