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Flute soloist joins WMU orchestra in free concert

Jan. 26, 2011

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will present a free "German Masters" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in Miller Auditorium.

Photo of Martha Councell-Vargas.Joining the University Symphony Orchestra will be flute soloist Dr. Martha Councell-Vargas. Councell-Vargas is an assistant professor in WMU's School of Music, where she teaches flute and performs with the Western Wind Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Central and South America, Europe, and across the United States. With a scholarly and artistic specialization in the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, she has participated as a guest artist in several international festivals and has taken top prize in numerous national competitions.

Led by conductor Bruce Uchimura, the orchestra will perform compositions honoring three pillars of music history: Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss. The program includes Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 73; Mozart's Concerto in G major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 313; and Strauss' orchestral tone poem, "Til Eulenspiegel," Opus 28.

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Media contact: Matt Jensen, (269) 387-4678, matthew.d20.jensen@wmich.edu

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