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Flute concert to cover two centuries of music

Posted: March 22, 2013 - 7:18pm

Anesha Dexter, a Conway flautist, and pianist David Chavannes will present a program of flute and piano music at 2 p.m. on March 24 in the Snow Fine Arts concert hall of the University of Central Arkansas, a part of their tour in central Arkansas.

Their program will cover a wide and diverse range of music, spanning the 18th century through the 20th century. It is a voyage from J. S. Bach to Bohuslav Martinu from western to eastern Europe.

From levity to melancholy and finally to unbridled joy, the artists have embarked on this tour to defray the costs of their future studies.

Dexter has appeared as soloist with the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Tech University Wind Ensemble She also appeared with the Kansas Symphony Orchestra in Germany in 2011.

She has taught master classes in schools in Arkansas and also taught master classes at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in Reston, Virginia.

Dexter has been accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she will begin studies with noted flutists this fall. She also is a performing artist for James Galway Spirit Flutes.

Pianist Chavannes is collaborator with young composers and performers, and in 2012 he worked with members of the Chicago- based Fifth House Ensemble to premiere chamber works by noted flutists and pianists.

He also is passionate about the music of J. S. Bach, giving performances of the noted Goldberg Variations in the Mid-West.

Next month, Dexter and Chavannes will work with artists of the Eastman School of Music and also perform in Central Arkansas music sites.

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