Guest Flutist to Present Music of the Pacific Rim Oct. 17

Oct. 14, 1997

by Richard Veit

Flutist Jill Felber returns to Baylor University this month with a performance titled "New Music from the Pacific Rim." Her recital, with compositions from five different countries that border on the Pacific Ocean, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Meadows Recital Hall.

Included on the program will be Chan-Tek by Tsung-hsien Yang, Blessed Vocation by Linda Holland, Mai-Bataraki II by Joji Yuasa, Canto del Alba by Marlo Lavista and Klah by Michael Whitaker.

Felber is flute professor and director of the wind program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. During her career, she has performed solo recitals, chamber music and concertos on four continents. A tireless promoter of new music, she has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at UCSB, she served recently on the board of directors of the National Flute Association.

Felber holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University. Her principal teachers have been Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley and James Galway. She has recorded for Centaur Records and Neuma Records.

Prior to the recital, Felber will present a master class to Baylor flute students from 1-3 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall. Both the master class and the recital are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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