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Carol Wincenc’s magic flute

Carol Wincenc, Buffalo’s star flute-playing expat, is making her way back to Buffalo for a rare recital Tuesday on UB’s Slee Visiting Artist Series.

Wincenc grew up listening to a variety of music played by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where her father, Joseph Wincenc, was the longtime concertmaster. It is no wonder, then, that her repertoire takes her all over the map. Tuesday’s recital begins with two luminous Mozart pieces, the Andante in C, K. 315, and the Rondo in D, K. 382. After Mozart comes Bach’s Flute Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020. Then Wincenc moves up to the present-day, with two pieces by Jake Heggie, Soliloquy and Fury of Light, both for flute and piano.

Debussy’s “Syrinx” for solo flute begins the second half of the concert, followed by Faure’s “Morceau de Concours” for flute and piano. George Enesco’s Cantabile et presto for flute and piano follows, and Olivier Messiaen, “Vocalise” and “Le Merle Noir” (“The Blackbird”).

The concert ends with a splash: the “Rigoletto” Fantasia for two flutes and piano by the 19th century Ukrainian-born flute virtuoso Franz Doppler.

Stephen Gosling accompanies Wincenc on piano. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lippes Hall in Slee Hall on UB’s Amherst Campus. Adult admission is $12 in advance and $20 at the door. For info or tickets, call 645-2921. – Mary Kunz Goldman

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