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FLUTE AND FRIENDS

Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman is a member of the University at Buffalo's music department faculty and a former member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. While these are both distinguished credits on any resume, they don't begin to suggest Gobbetti Hoffman's originality, both as a music administrator and a programmer. As a champion of her chosen instrument she has organized a flute-advocacy group with the whimsical name of Who-o-o-osh, and in her faculty position she's founded a large flute ensemble that performs under the name Plosion.

Those who attend the faculty recital program at 3 p.m. Sunday in Slee Concert Hall will hear an imaginative program assembled by the ad hoc group Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman & Friends. The friends, incidentally, are violist Jesse Levine and harpist Suzanne Thomas. The program reveals an engaging variety of instrumentation: for flute and viola it's the Duo No. 3 in F Major by Hoffmeister, for the flute alone Henri Tomasi's Sonatine, and for flute and harp Bernard Andres' 1971 "Narthex." The full ensemble will be heard in two pieces by Bernard Rands, his Prelude and ". . . sans voix parmi les voix . . . ," plus the concluding 1915 Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Debussy.

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