The annual event "A Flute and Friends" concert, is back by popular demand as part of the Village Church Concert Series at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena.
Several area musicians will take the stage with WindSong Flute Quartet and MaryAnn Hubbard this Sunday at 2 p.m. The appeal of the Flute and Friends concerts is the variety of the music presented, ranging from classical to sacred, popular and Broadway musical numbers. Also presented are a variety of medium including ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists.
The Alpena ensemble, WindSong (Betsy Adamus, Judith Case, Joanne Root and Hubbard), will perform as one of the mainstays of the event and they will be joined by over a dozen local flutists, forming an Alcona-Alpena Area Flute Choir.
Preparing for this Sunday’s Flute and Friends III Concert are, from left, Bill Kaltrider, MaryAnn Hubbard, Joanne Root, Judith Case and Betsy Adamus.
Another ensemble, Quintetto Sonare, (Brian Carter, Jennifer Dean, Kim Gordon, Fay Wojtkowiak and Hubbard) will also perform.
Other musicians performing with Hubbard will be vocalists Karen Thompson, Chip Lavely, Marie Williams, Owen Williams and Bruce Michaud. Instrumentalists include Jennifer Dean, Brian Carter, Bill Kaltrider, Gregory Adamus and Eric Lawson. The accompanists are Andrea Arbuckle, Suelyn Bartz and Berniece Lyon.
Hubbard received Master in Music, Flute Performance in 2000 and has pursued an active performing career in the decade since. She has taught vocal and instrumental music in public school and currently instructs Flute, Chamber Ensemble and classes of music disciplines at Alpena Community College.
She maintains a large and active Flute Studio for private instruction in flute. Hubbard has toured Germany, Austria and France as soloist and member of ensembles, teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and performs locally with Arioso Trio, WindSong Flute Quartet, Quintetto Sonare, Besser Male Chorus, Alpena Symphony Orchestra and Alpena Civic Theatre.
Admission to the concert is $5 at the door.