Flute group plays Kenan Chapel

by Shannon Rae Gentry
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Supplied photo courtesy of Landfall 

Richard Auvil, from left, Natalie Jefferson, Krisztina Dér and Zachary Osinski will perform at the Kenan Chapel in Landfall on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Followed by a reception at the Country Club of Landfall, Dr. Tadeu Coelho from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will direct three of his flute students as they introduce brief multimedia presentations prior to each performance.

Flutists include graduate student Krisztina Dér, undergraduate freshman Natalie Jefferson and high school senior Zachary Osinski, with pianist Richard Auvil, who is a doctoral student at UNC Greensboro. 

Each has prepared a short lecture to provide insight into his or her performance piece to follow.

“We’ll basically be moving from the origins of concerti to baroque, classical and then finally 20th century concerto,” said Dér on Monday, Feb. 4. Dér will discuss and perform the Carl Nielsen concerto, written as a portrait of the flutist he was writing it for. 

“That’s really interesting because it’s a very neurotic piece,” she said.

Dér said insight into the lives or state of mind of the composer, such as Mozart being in love and a little distracted while writing his featured concerto, enhances the listening experience.

“I find that it’s more interesting this way when people can have something to relate to … there’s something more human about the music when you hear it.”

A limited number of tickets are now available at the Northeast Regional Library at 1241 Military Cutoff Road.

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