WHO: Flutist Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman
WHAT: "Ancient Voices . . . Contemporary Settings," a program of contemporary solo pieces
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Slee Concert Hall, UB North Campus
The flute is an ageless instrument. Its sweet sound drifts through the Bible and ancient mythology. And who can overlook "The Magic Flute," the opera in which the flute leads the way through trials and troubles?
Sunday brings a chance to celebrate the mysticism of the flute. In an unusual afternoon recital in Slee Concert Hall, flutist Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman will perform a program of contemporary solo pieces called "Ancient Voices . . . Contemporary Settings." These settings, UB explains, "invite voices into play, evoke magic, mystery and meaning for today's world."
Gobbetti-Hoffman is a faculty member of UB's School of Music. She is presenting her recital in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicating the music to those who have not survived. Which isn't to say the atmosphere will be morbid or funereal: The flutist emphasizes that her instrument "functions as a major player in the celebrations of life."