Dolce Flutes to perform in Joyful Noises series

When Dolce Flutes performs for Joyful Noises: Concert Series for the Community Feb. 20, the professional quartet's program will include Catherine McMichael's "Gaelic Offering" and Joseph Schwantner's "Silver Halo," a piece that showcases the variety and technical range of the instruments. Local flutists Kelly J. Covert, Dana DiGennaro, Martha Grener, and Jeanne Pizzuto-Sauve will perform at 4 p.m. at Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

The group has had a full concert season, including appearances at the Everson Museum and Onondaga Community College. They played to a standing-room-only audience at Liverpool Public Library in January, and some of their most popular selections, including the Overture from "The Marriage of Figaro," will be repeated at the Joyful Noise concert.

"We look forward to playing in Liverpool again, and we hope people will come back to hear the newest pieces in our repertoire," Covert said.

James O. Welsch, artistic director of Joyful Noise and a professor of music at Syracuse University, says that the series is designed to create a performance space for talented area musicians and provide high quality performances for local audiences.

"We are excited about the caliber and variety of the programs offered this season," Welsch said. "We encourage people to take advantage of opportunities to enjoy fine music at a cost they can afford in a safe, comfortable environment."

The concert is free, with donations accepted to provide honoraria for the musicians. Call the church, 457-5180 for information.

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