HAVERFORD GUEST ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS ROBERT DICK
Guest Artist Series: Concert V (3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Roberts Hall)
Robert Dick, flute virtuoso, composer, and improvisor will perform. Tickets are $15 (General); $12 (Senior); $8 (Students); $5 (Youths 7 to 17). Free parking is available along with shuttle service from the visitors’ parking lot, and the auditorium is wheelchair accessible. For program information and/or ticket reservation call (610) 896-1011.
Robert Dick is one of the most prominent of the generation of flutist-composers after World War II who extended the flute’s musical language by employing new techniques, such as multi-phonics and key noises, to make sounds not previously considered musical. He has also enthusiastically adopted flutes in large sizes or with innovative mechanisms by flute makers such as Eva Kingma to expand the range of sounds available.
Dick’s influences come from jazz and Eastern music as well as from experimentation with contemporary techniques. As a flute virtuoso, composer, improviser, and recording artist, as well as author of important treatises on contemporary extended techniques for flute-playing, he has had a widespread influence on new directions in flute-playing.