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Schneeloch-Bingham performs Sept. 7 at Appalachian

BOONE—Flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will present a faculty recital Sunday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

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Schneeloch-Bingham is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. She will be accompanied by pianists Christina Hayes, Rodney Reynerson and Susan Slingland.

Schneeloch-Bingham is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. She will be accompanied by pianists Christina Hayes, Rodney Reynerson and Susan Slingland.

The program spans three centuries and features three modern, American sonatas for flute and piano – one of which was written for Schneeloch-Bingham by former dean of the Hayes School of Music Dr. William Harbinson. Also on the program are two songs originally composed for voice, but adapted for flute.

It opens with Aaron Copland’s “Duo” for flute and piano. He said the three-movement composition was “a work of comparatively simple harmonic and melodic outline, direct in expression and meant to be grateful for the performer.” The first movement has a long soliloquy for the flute which quickens as the pianist joins in. The second movement is a somewhat mournful, reflective piece, while Copland called the third movement “lively, bright and snappy.”

Schneeloch-Bingham also will perform “Soliloquy for Flute and Piano” by Jake Heggie,

“Sonata” by Harbinson and “Gute Nacht” by Franz Schubert and arranged by Theobald Boehm.

The program concludes with “Sonata No. 1” by Eric Ewazen.

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