Playing instruments that range from the traditional piccolo to the rare 10-foot-long contrabass flute, the 7-member flute choir will perform a wide range of musical styles for all ages: oldies, classical, pop, patriotic, and show tunes. Listeners will learn about the flute family, composers, and musical styles in this friendly, interactive concert.
"We mindfully disregard the classical concert tradition of keeping the audience at a distance," says CAFE Manager Leslie Etzel. "Instead, we actively engage with our listeners. For example, rather than a printed program, we take turns standing up to introduce our music with interesting tidbits and a bit of humor. People see our faces, hear our voices, and connect with us during the Q and A session. We introduce and demonstrate the contrabass, bass, alto, C-flute and piccolo. During this particular concert, we will pass two flutes around the audience so listeners can hold the instrument and manipulate the keys."
CAFE enriches, enlightens, and inspires central Arizona residents by presenting interactive concerts and educational programs that showcase the diverse instruments in the flute family.
Since forming in 2014, CAFE has performed at 95 venues in metro Phoenix, including the Desert Botanical Garden, art galleries, senior communities, libraries, Tempe History Museum, Mesa Art Center, and Arizona Broadway Theatre. This will be their first appearance at Theater Works.
Recent listeners commented, "You are one of the most enjoyable, talented group of musicians I have ever had the pleasure of hearing....I came here thinking, 'I'll listen to a few flutes.' Little did I know how interesting and amazing this performance would be...I'll never forget that 10-foot-long contrabass flute!"
For more information, visit http://www.cafeflutes.com
Artists: Leslie Etzel, Susan Norton-Scott, Leslie Lewis, Nora Welsh, Tim Solarz, Susan Borgers, Rhonda Bowen
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm