Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

December 10, 2022 Performing Arts Center All Ages Tickets start at $8.00 Music
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Performing Arts Center

1520 South Longmore
Mesa, AZ 85202


Tickets start at $8.00

About this event

Mesa Community College Music Department present Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

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Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEFproject) is Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization. The original ensemble is the flute choir or orchestra (the terms are used interchangeably) that is known as DEFproject. It was founded in 2006 by artistic director Christina Steffen and has become a nationally recognized flutechoir that has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Conventions, The San Francisco International Flute Festival, the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix,and the International Low Flutes Festival. 

Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEF Project)'s musical journey at our winter concert on Saturday, December 10th. Highlights are Community Flute Choir playing Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda's beautiful new four-movement work, A Lantern Lit with Borrowed Light, Christmas Medley (Four Carols with Variations) by David Taubner, and the lovely Winter's Journey by Lewis A. Kocher. DEFproject will perform the Suite Op. 69 by Christopher Steel, the Benedictus from Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens, arranged by Martin Melicharek and featuring soloists Alicia Wardell and Alan J. Tomasetti, the very delightful composition by Charles Fernandez with the wonderful title, A Quiet House and a Mouse (look closely at our concert artwork), and I am happy that we get to play a very new work for flute choir by Nancy Galbraith titled Other Sun. This piece was premiered by the NFA High School Flute Choir in Chicago last August and I wasn't permitted to record the concert so hopefully we get a good recording at this concert for a terrific piece! The DEF Chamber Choir is opening the program with the Christmas Concerto by Francesco Manfredini.

Accessible seats are in rows G and Q. Assigned seating event


General Public - 8.00

Military/Senior/Staff -7.00

Student - 6.00

Items not allowed

No flash photography, food or drink in the auditorium.

Directions and parking

The Performing Arts Center is located on the southeast side of campus just south of Southern Avenue on Longmore. Parking is free.

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Past dates

Saturday, December 10, 2022 7:30pm to 9:30pm