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What: Davis Youth Flute Choir Summer Music Concert
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19
Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.
Tickets: $8 general, $5 students, available at the Art Center, (530) 756-4100; $10 at the door
The Davis Youth Flute Choir will perform its 29th annual Summer Music Concert, featuring both classical and jazz music, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The choir, directed by Maquette Kuper, will perform in atrium of the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.
The Davis Youth Flute Choir performs with piccolo, flute, alto flute and bass flute, creating a unique sound. The group will premiere a new arrangement by retired Davis High School band leader Fredrick Lange of J.S. Bach’s Concerto in E Major. Lange also will lead the group in jazz pieces, including Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther Suite.” The jazz combo will include current and past DHS Jazz Band members Noah Wolfe, ‘13, guitar; Stefan Waterstraat, ‘11, drums; and Andy McCauley, ’11, bass.
The Davis Youth Flute Choir recently returned from Korea, where it represented the city of Davis and the United States at concerts at EXPO 2012 in Yeosu and Sangju, Davis’ sister city, as well as the city of Daejeon. The choir also organizes annual benefit concert performances that have raised funds for the music programs of Davis High School as well as Emerson, Holmes and Harper junior high schools.
Each December, the choir performs holiday music at the Sacramento International Airport as well as in various Davis and Woodland venues.
Senior Choir members are Megan Campbell, Ben Cooper, Marta Drown, Lillian Feng, Karene Liu, Emma Maul, Ale Ruiz-Jimenez and Sabrina Williams on flutes, and Kimia Nader on bassoon.
Junior Choir members are Lemuel Chang, Will Forrest, Anita Hashimoto, Rayna Kibrya, Nicole Lim and Karoline Magolske.
Advance tickets are $8 general and $5 for students, available at the Davis Art Center. Tickets at the door will be $10 each.
For more information, call the Art Center at (530) 756-4100.