On Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts and Communication Center Music Hall, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Music will present a faculty recital “Telemann’s 12 Fantasias on a Panoply of Flutes,” featuring Dr. Linda Pereksta playing five different historical flutes.
The recital will feature all 12 of Georg Philipp Telemann’s Fantasias played on reproductions of two 17th-century and three 18th-century flutes. Pereksta, associate professor of flute, will present a pre-concert show-and-tell at 7 p.m. for attendees to learn about the flutes, as well as ask questions.
“The music is great—Telemann was a master composer—and these are beautiful instruments that are all very different from one another,” Pereksta said. “I don’t know anyone else who has done a program like this anywhere, and you can hear it right here in Oshkosh.”
Pereksta performed the hour-long program in August at the 44th Annual National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in San Diego. The NFA is the largest instrumental society of its kind in the world, with more than 6,000 members worldwide. Performers are invited through a highly competitive selection process.
An accomplished and highly-regarded performer on historical flutes, Pereksta has appeared with such period-instrument ensembles as Spire Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Madison Bach Musicians, Ensemble Musical Offering and Baroque Southeast.
At the recital, Pereksta will perform on reproductions of a 1740 baroque flute made by the Weemaels family, a 1760 baroque flute made by Rod Cameron, a 1690 baroque flute made by Jan de Winne, a 1630 tenor flute made by Boaz Berney and a baroque alto recorder made by von Huene.
Admission to the recital is $6 for the general public, $4 for non-UW Oshkosh students, $1 for children 12 and under and free for UW Oshkosh students with UWO ID.