The Whitney Center for the Arts continues its 2019 – 2020 Season on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 pm with a Faculty Flute Recital by Dr. Rachel Bergman, Dean of Visual and Performing Arts and Director of the Sheridan College Flute Choir. An active flutist and advocate of new music, she researches, promotes, and performs contemporary works for flute in both solo and chamber settings.
Her program, From C to Shining C: Music by American Composers, will feature works by Aaron Copland, John La Montaine, Eldin Burton, Michael Horvit, anda new composition by Sheridan College’s own Director of Bands and Jazz Studies, Dr. Eric Richards. Regarding the selection by Aaron Copland, Michael Steinberg of the Boston Globe stated in 1972, “The Duo is lightweight work of a masterful craftsman. It is going to give pleasure to flutists and their audiences for a long time.” Dr. Ryan Landis, Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall and Performing Arts Coordinator said, “The consistent enjoyment of this piece within the flute repertoire has proven this longevity to be true.”
Along with Dr. Rachel Bergman on flute, this program will feature Lee Hancock on piano, Ron Coulter on marimba/vibraphone, Dr. Eric Richards on piano, Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman on double bass, and Zach Paris on drumset. This performance is free and open to the public.
Individual and Season Tickets for the season are available at whitneyarts.org or at the Whitney Center for the Arts Box Office at 307-675-0360.
About Whitney Center for the Arts
Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is home to live performances, art exhibitions and the Sheridan College Music and Art programs. As one of the most advanced arts education centers in the west, it features programs in music, music technology, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, digital media, and arts administration. The WCA opened in 2016, providing students and arts patrons across the Northern Rockies with a state-of-the-art space for fine and performing arts programs, and shows and performances by artists from around the world. The 54,000 square-foot facility features the 422-seat Kinnison Concert Hall, the largest in the region, including a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system and hydraulically convertible orchestra pit. Two gallery spaces showcase work by students, faculty and traveling shows throughout the year.