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TWU Monster Flute Concert to feature Texas premiere of ‘Plains and Petticoats’


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University and Brookhaven College flute choirs have something special planned for the 14th Annual Monster Flute Choir Concert.

The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, will take place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street on TWU’s Denton campus.  Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (940) 898-2500.

The concert will feature the Texas premiere of “Plains and Petticoats: A Prairie Passage” by composer Nancy Wood.  This performance follows the group’s world premiere performance at the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., in August.

Dr. Pam Youngblood, TWU music professor and director of the combined TWU and Brookhaven flute choirs, said the idea for the composition came from the convention’s emphasis on the Southwest.

“Nancy Wood and I started looking at diaries of women who traveled west by covered wagon, with particular emphasis on travel from this area to New Mexico,” Dr. Youngblood said.  “The result was a nine-movement work; it was a huge hit.”

Sharon Benge, director of TWU’s drama program, will narrate the performance.  Prior to each movement, Ms. Benge will read the diary reference that inspired the music.





Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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