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“The Flute Music of Gary Schocker” is the focus of a student flute recital set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Brooke Harris, a music performance and music education K – 12 major from Dickens, will present the recital beginning at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
Harris will perform selected Schocker compositions including “Airheads for Flute and Clarinet,” “Flutter and Flit for Solo Flute” and “Regrets and Resolutions,” among others.
Schocker is a New York-based flutist, composer and teacher who has been described as “…one of the most-published and most-played living composers for flute.” In addition, he has written several musicals, including “Far From the Maddening Crowd” and “The Awakening.” Among the artists who have played his compositions, James Galway gave the American premier of Schocker’s “Green Places” with the New Jersey Symphony.
Harris, who studies flute with Franziska Nabb, UNK lecturer of music and performing arts, is presenting the recital as a part of an independent study, which was funded by a UNK Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
She will be accompanied by Dr. Marilyn Musick on piano and Dr. Janette Harriott, UNK associate professor of music, on clarinet.
The daughter of Scott and Deb Harris of Dickens, Harris is a member of the UNK Honors Program, and the UNK Track and Cross Country teams.