BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
FRUIT HEIGHTS — If you’re looking for something different than the usual orchestra, Flautissimo is here to help.
The flute ensemble will perform a free spring concert on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fruit Heights. Musicians in the group perform on several different types of flutes, allowing them to perform both songs written for the flute and those originally meant for entire orchestras.
“Flute choirs are a really unique kind of sound,” said Lorinda Atwater, who formed the group 12 years ago. “We want to share our music with other people.”
One of the songs Flautissimo plans to perform is ‘Pastoral,” from Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Though originally written for a full orchestra, Atwater has arranged the piece for the flute ensemble.
A more lighthearted piece is “Afternoon With the Kiddo,” by Gary Lutz. The song uses flutes to tell the story of a father spending time with his children.
“It has four movements, and every movement is a different activity little kids like to do with their daddies,” said Atwater. “One is called ‘Parade in the Hall,’ and another one is called ‘The Great Cookie Jar Caper.’”
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 796 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights. Flautissimo welcomes any donations, which can be made the night of the event.