The Winter Colony Concert Series continues this week with “Music For Flute and Piano,” the last concert before the series goes on summer hiatus.
The concert, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, will feature flutist Tammy Evans Yonce and pianist Kimberlee Turnbough, along with concert organizer and guest vocalist Diane Haslam. The concert will be followed by a champagne reception with the musicians at The Willcox; concert tickets entitle the holder to one free glass of champagne or soft drink.
“The most substantial part of the program will be a piece by Claude Bolling, ‘Suite For Flute And Piano,’ which is jazz inspired,” Haslam said. “I believe it was originally written for Bolling, who was a very accomplished pianist, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, a famous flute player.”
The program will also feature works by Schumann, Saint-Saens and Massenet, among others.
Yonce serves on the faculty of Gainesville State College, Newberry College and USC Aiken and teaches through her private studio. She has performed with contemporary music group Ensemble Ilusis and published articles in Flute Talk magazine.
“The Bolling piece is really interesting,” Yonce said. “It combines flute and jazz piano in a kind of fusion or hybrid. Audiences always like it.”
Turnbough teaches secondary piano and accompanies individual singers and woodwind players at Newberry College. She received her Master of Music degree and certificate of graduate study in musical performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she studied with Dr. Charles Fugo.
“I think the Bolling is my favorite piece in this program, as well, because it stretches me,” Turnbough said. “It’s out of my box. I’m not usually a jazz player, so it’s good for me to work with.”
Tickets to the concert are $10, available in advance at the museum or at the door.
For more information about the concert, call the museum at 642-2015 or Haslam at 649-6050.
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