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Faculty recital to feature Transatlantic music

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Leslie Marrs

MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake University Assistant Professor Leslie Marrs, flute, will give a recital entitled “Transatlantic Journey” featuring music from Italy, Germany, France and the United States on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Marrs will be joined by pianist Christy Eckerty, and Drake Professor Clarence Padilla, clarinet.

Featured in the program will be Carl Reinecke’s “Undine,” a Romantic sonata in E Minor for flute and piano, and “Night Flight” for piccolo, clarinet and piano by Howard Buss.

Marrs has performed as a chamber musician from the nation’s capital to New Delhi to Oxford. She has been featured as  soloist with the Bay View Festival Orchestra and the United States Army Field Band, among others.

She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Music from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marrs recently released a CD, “Robert Fruehwald: Music for Flutes and Guitar,” with guitarist Robert Trent.