University Band and Flute Choir to perform with world-renowned flute soloist, Dr. Katherine Kemler

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present the first band concert of the semester, featuring Dr. Katherine Kemler, world-renowned flute soloist, master teacher, recording artist and professor of flute at Louisiana State University. The performance will take place Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center. It will feature Kemler; Amy Hoffman, professor of flute; and the Friends University Flute Choir and University Band.

“Katherine is one of the finest flautists of our day,” said Dr. John Taylor, professor of music. “She presents performances and clinics around the world. Before her performance here, she will perform a solo on the East Coast, a solo with the LSU Orchestra and a solo with the Ecuadorian Symphony Orchestra in South America.”

Kemler will perform a standard in the flute literature, Poem by Charles Griffes. She will also perform a duet with Hoffman of Doppler’s Andante and Rondo and Smith’s Gemeinhardt Suite, mvt 2. The University Band will perform several other standard works from the wind band repertoire.

Kemler will present a flute master class at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Room E3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by Powell Flutes and Senseney Music.

“The concert will be a nice variety,” Hoffman said. “I’m also looking forward to Katherine’s master class the day before her performance!”

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students and seniors (60+). The performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

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