Music at the Arboretum: Idle Twittering: A Flock of Flutes

Friday, August  20, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) closes out its summer concert series at the John Streeter Garden Amphitheater with Idle Twittering: A Flock of Flutes. French Flutist Louis Fleury (1878–1926) referred to music of the 19th century as “idle twittering.” What’s the antidote? A flock of flutes from Northeastern Ohio joins forces for a tuneful and tootful performance on flutes of all shapes and sizes with George Pope, Jane Berkner, Kyra Kester, Linda White. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. For more information call 419-853-6016.

The program is free, but registration is recommended.

About the Artists

George Pope is Professor of Flute at The University of Akron and Instructor of Flute at The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. He was Principal Flute of the Akron Symphony from 1978-2002, and has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra and Blossom Festival Band, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony, the Canton Symphony, Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Toledo Symphony, the Monteux Festival Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and at the Spoleto Festival.  He is a founding member of the Solaris Wind Quintet and the Chamber Music Society of Ohio, 

Jane Berkner has been on the music faculties of both University of Akron and Ashland University.  She has performed with the Akron, Ashland, Canton and Youngstown Symphonies, the Ohio Ballet Orchestra, O’Neil Chamber Players and the Chamber Music Society of Ohio.  She is Director of the Flute Choir Camp at Interlochen College of Creative Arts.  As Artistic and Executive Director of Urban Troubadour, she is creating concert events all around the Akron area.

Kyra Kester is Second Flutist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra. She held a one-year Piccolo position with the Cleveland Orchestra during their 2007-2008 Season and has performed with the Detroit Symphony as Guest Second Flutist.  She has played with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Pittsburgh Opera, and served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department.

Linda White teaches at The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, and The Music School Settlement.  In addition to teaching flute, she coordinates a program for adult amateurs to gather and play chamber music.  She is a member of the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus.

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