Flutist to present alumni recital

Flutist Brian Luce will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts recital hall.

Luce’s performance is part of Henderson’s 125th Anniversary Alumni Recital Series. He is a 1991 graduate of Henderson where he studied flute under David Etienne. Luce will be accompanied by May Tsao-Lim on piano. The recital is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature selections from Jeux (Sonatine) by Jacques Ibert; Chansons de “Bilitis” by Claude DeBussy; “Caprice No. 24” from Trans. Lambros Demetrios Callimahos by Niccolo Paganini; Sonatine by Henri Dutilleux; and Sonata No. 12 “The Hungarian Sonata” by Christopher Caliendo.

Luce is professor of flute at the University of Arizona and a Yamaha performing artist. He has performed as principal flute of the Champaign-Urbana, Midland-Odessa, and Johnstown symphony orchestras, and has performed with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, Dallas Wind Symphony, Keystone Wind Ensemble, and the Tucson Chamber Orchestra.

As a soloist, Luce has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Korea, Japan, and China. He has been featured at numerous music festivals, his performances have been broadcast throughout the U.S., and his recordings are recommended references by music education associations.

Luce previously taught at universities in Illinois, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

Henderson is celebrating its 125th anniversary by presenting a performance series showcasing some of the university’s best alumni musical talent. Other upcoming concerts include: organist Kay McAfee & Friends, March 4; pianist Andre Duvall, March 11; and trumpeter Tom Strait, March 31.

For more information about Henderson’s 125th anniversary and special events, go to hsu.edu/125.