Casual Classics Concerts presents flautist Gayle Heimer Wednesday

The delicate sounds of the flute will float through Austin Wednesday.

The Riverland Community College Music Department will present guest artist Gayle Heimer in recital at 12 p.m. on Wednesday. This lunchtime event will take place at Riverland’s Austin East campus in the newly renovated music rehearsal room, E102.

Heimer will present an array of classical and jazz works for flute and piano. On the program are “In Ireland” by Hamilton Harty, “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen” by Edvard Grieg, “Morceau de Concours” by Gabriel Faure, and “Sentimentale” from the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by Claude Bolling. Riverland faculty member Scott Blankenbaker will accompany Ms. Heimer on piano.

Gayle Heimer serves as principal flute for the Austin Symphony Orchestra and has performed with other orchestras and in numerous other ensembles.

She lives on a farm near St. Ansgar in rural Iowa and is retired from her position as the technical services librarian at the Austin Public Library.

Gayle currently studies flute with Greg Milliren, associate principal flute with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Riverland’s Casual Classics Concerts series came in to existence about 15 years ago and has featured several internationally known classical musicians, Broadway performers, as well as local and regional talents. These concerts are free and open to the public.

The Riverland Music Department is a big part of the college and its communities. The department offers a variety of courses, performance opportunities, and concerts. More information about music at Riverland can be found at www.riverland.edu/music.

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