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Hilarious Flutes Fantastic! show is Nov. 14

November 10, 2008

English flutist Trevor Wye will perform his internationally acclaimed show "Flutes Fantastic!" at Coastal Carolina University on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

General admission is $12; alumni and seniors, $8; teens ages 11 to 17, $3 and children 10 and under, free with adult ticket.

Wye has been presenting his program for more than 35 years throughout the world. The first half of the concert is a hilarious recital with commentary on the flute and flute d'amour; after the intermission, a performance of the famous "50 Variations on the Carnival of Venice," in which he plays on more than 50 different flutes, some electronic, which he built.

The Carnival Variations include a flute that flames, the "Emotive Flute," a human tibia, the world's rarest flute (the triple flageolet), a - 750-year-old flute, a bicycle pump, several electronic flutes, a vegetable flute, a flute which sends out fire, and many more. The Variations include music by Alford, Bach, Beethoven, Briccialdi, Chopin, Genin, Greig, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Sousa, Saint-Saens, Scott, Strauss, Schubert, Spike Jones, Tchaikovsky, Weber and Wye.

For tickets, call the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502 or visit Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.