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art to be unveiled at TWU Flute Choir concert
— The artistry of music and images combine as the Texas
Woman’s University Flute Choir performs Sonny Burnette’s
“Stained Glass Images” in concert Monday, April
concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance
Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s
Denton campus. Admission is free. For more information, call
Pamela Youngblood, associate professor of music at TWU and
founder and director of the TWU Flute Choir, said the choir
first performed “Stained Glass Images” 10 years
ago, shortly after it was written. Dr. Youngblood said Dr.
Burnette, currently the music department chair at Georgetown
College in Kentucky, wrote the six-movement piece based on
six pieces of stained glass art.
his work is inspiring new art.
of six new stained glass designs created by Denton businesswoman
Christie A. Wood, as well as images of the designs that inspired
the music, will be projected onto a screen as the flute choir
performs “Stained Glass Images.” Ms. Wood, owner
of Art Glass Ensembles in Denton, is a community member of
the TWU Flute Choir and a college friend of Dr. Youngblood’s.
She said the idea to create new stained glass pieces came
as the music was handed to her in rehearsal.
started scribbling (design) ideas on top of the music as we
were playing,” she said.
Wood didn’t want to see the original images that influenced
the music. “I just wanted the music to influence me,”
she said. As a result, she said, “I’ll be just
like the audience — I’ll see the originals when
the audience sees them.”
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