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Concert at UIS will present “global chamber music”

October 15, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - A concert of “global chamber music” by flutists Mark Holland and Peter Phippen and percussionist N. Scott Robinson will be presented by the Central Illinois Native American Flute Circle and the University of Illinois at Springfield at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 23, in the Studio Theatre, located in the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

The trio will perform music in a hybrid of native-influenced, jazz, classical, and folk styles that has been called “thoughtful, animated, and reflective.”

Holland, a classically trained composer and arranger, first heard and played the native American flute at a concert in 1995. This was a life-changing event that led him to create his project Autumn’s Child later that year. Since then, through Autumn’s Child and his publishing/recording label Cedar ‘n’ Sage, Holland has sought to showcase the versatility of the native American flute and to combine its haunting beauty with other Western and non-Western instruments. The result is a new instrumental fusion that one critic called “an acoustic music lover’s dream come true.” A list of Holland’s works includes the CDs Born Out of Silence (1998), Soundcolors (2000), and Storytelling (2001).

Phippen is an innovative performer who plays flutes from around the world in a variety of styles that range from foot-stomping and animated to reflective and lush. His CDs of original music include Book of Dreams (1996), Echoes of the Past (1999), and Night Song (2003).

Robinson is a world percussionist, scholar, teacher and performer whose credentials range from big bands to symphony orchestras and folk music. In this country he has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Kennedy Center.

Admission is $10 for the general public, free to UIS students with valid ID; tickets are available at the UIS ticket office and at the door.

For more information, contact Terry Travis at 899-6229.

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 40 degree programs – 20 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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