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7:33 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

PFAA opens season with glass instrument concert

The Prescott Fine Arts Association will open its 2008-09 concert season Saturday with glass instrument concerts at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Lynn Drye will perform on glass harmonica, glass xylophone and tuned musical bowls, assisted by a flute choir including piccolo, standard flute, alto flute and bass flute.

A rare instrument developed in 1762, the glass harmonica consists of a series of glass bowls arranged on a spindle, attached to a wheel that keeps the bowls turning as the musician plays.

Lynn is one of a few living glass harmonica players, arranging most of her own music, and performing a variety of styles including folk music, classical pieces and popular tunes.

Popular tunes in this concert include "A Whole New World," "Think of Me" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

The flute choir will join her in "Dawn of Peace," "Aspen Leaf Rag and Fugue," and will perform Catherine McMichael's "James Town Trilogy," and a work by flute composer Gary Schocker - "View from Falls House."

Proceeds from this concert, and all PFAA concerts, go to the PFAA Scholarship Fund. The fund provided more than $16,000 to local students last year.

Tickets are $12 and available by calling the PFAA Box Office at 445-3286, or at the office at 208 N. Marina, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.