Thaw out at flute concert

BELLEVUE – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue is to host a performance of the High Frequency Flute Quartet as part of its regular concert series at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 231 E. Center St. An offering is to be taken.

High Frequency is an ensemble comprised of members of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Jesse Martin, principal oboe; Tamara Kagy, principal flute; Jody Chaffee, flute/principal piccolo; and Elizabeth Studer, flute, have been performing together in various capacities for years. They also are charter members of the Ohio Regional Flute Alliance, a Terra Community flute choir that is open to flutists in the area.

High Frequency was founded by Kagy as a way to play with friends and explore the standard and virtuoso flute repertoire. The members of the quartet own and perform on all the voices of the flute (piccolo, C flute, alto, E-flat flute and bass.)

For the recital, the quartet is to perform a variety of virtuosic and familiar flute compositions. The music of Michigan composer Catherine McMichael and the music of Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Mid Summer’s Night’s Dream,” are to begin the recital. To help audience members feel better about this harsh winter, the quartet will perform the flute choir edition of Vivaldi’s “Winter” from “The Four Seasons,” arranged for five flutes. For a finale, the four flutists are to play Ravel’s “Bolero” on nine flutes.

For more information on High Frequency or the other performing ensembles of Tamara Kagy, visit www.tamarakagy.com. For information on the concert series, call Ryan Neal at (419) 483-3417.