Flütes Alors! Bach ‘n’ Jazz
Friday, January 27, 2017: 7:30 pm
at the High River United Church
Vibrant and versatile, Flûte Alors! are four new-generation recorder players. This award-winning ensemble has received international acclaim and distinction for their audacious programming and exceptional performances. These dynamic musicians provide a unique and refreshing introduction to the recorder, an instrument capable of expressing the most extreme emotions and the most gentle of nuances. You will never think of the recorder in the same way after you hear these dynamic musicians!
Flûte Alors!’s classy yet casual programme Bach’n’Jazz pairs masterpieces by the great Johann Sebastian Bach with popular jazz standards. Throughout the concert, Flûte Alors! introduces the audience to the wide variety of sounds of the recorder quartet, from the blended organ-like tones of Bach to the contemporary percussive effects in jazz. Featured works include original arrangements of the celebrated Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 538) and Passacaglia & Fugue in G minor (BWV 582) by Bach, and well-loved jazz standards Fly Me to the Moon and Autumn Leaves. Bach’n’Jazz embarks on an eclectic voyage that traverses the ages, offering a bouquet of sonorities and a palette of colours to the delight of every audience.
Thank you to Prairie Début for this tour to High River—the conduit that links the best Canadian classical and world music artists to rural communities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Yukon.
Look who is coming to High River for the 2016/17 Gift of Music Season!