Leibundguth Flute Recital Re-Scheduled

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by

The Department of Music is pleased to re-schedule a faculty flute recital, Dedicated to French School, by Adjunct Professor of Music Barbara Leibundguth, Friday, April 8, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. Barbara is accompanied by pianist Sonja Thompson for this performance postponed by snow in February. The recital is free and open to the public.

Barbara Leibundguth has performed as principal flutist with major orchestras in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Houston, and was a member of the Minnesota Orchestra for twenty years, including fourteen as co-principal. She was also principal flute with the Omaha Symphony and Opera/Omaha for eleven seasons. A Chicago native, Leibundguth graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied with Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago Symphony. She has studied with French flutist Marcel Moyse, both in the US and Europe, and has attended the Marlboro, Blossom, and Grand Teton summer festivals, was featured on the Dame Myra Hess recital series in Chicago and on NPR’s ‘Performance Today.’ She won a 2002 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Artists, and recorded a cd, Visionary Duos, for the Albany label.

For this recital, Barbara has selected works influenced by the composers of the “French School.” She opens with Reynaldo Hahn’s Variations on a theme of Mozart, followed by Eugène Bozza’s Image for flute alone, and the Suite for Flute and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor. The second half of the recital includes Density 21.5 by Edgard Varèse and Sonate for Flute and Piano by Jindrich Feld.

Friday’s faculty flute recital by Barbara Leibundguth begins at 2:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.


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