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Harlaxton Manor concert organised by international flautist from Allington

International flautist and former Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School pupil Carla Rees.
International flautist and former Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School pupil Carla Rees.

The Rarescale summer school for flautists and composers at Harlaxton Manor will be taking place once again this year on Wednesday, August 5.

Allington’s former Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School pupil, Carla Rees, an international flautist and the artistic director of Rarescale has organised the short concert in the Great Hall starting at 7.30pm, aiming to demonstrate the more unusual lower flutes and this year, as well as the alto and bass flutes, will be playing the Contra bass flute herself.

She will be joined by Rarescale member Sarah Watts from Nottingham who is a renowned player of the bass clarinet and Michael Oliva, the composer in residence of Rarescale and area leader in electo-acoustic music at the Royal College of Music, who will be leading the composers on the course.

The concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of Rarescale, which is a registered charity.

This year Carla was awarded a PhD from the Royal College of Music for her pioneering work on the alto and bass flutes.

As a teacher and performer, she has recently given concerts and masterclasses in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and France, as well as the UK, and will be leaving for Washington shortly after the end of the course.

She can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 3. Carla is also the director of Tetractys Publishing and publishes a growing catalogue of music for lower flutes, from solos to flute choirs, providing music for these instruments which are becoming more widely played.

This free annual concert will be held in the Great Hall at Harlaxton Manor, and will provide a wonderful opportunity to see and hear there more unusual instruments in beautiful surroundings, and if any questions should arise about these interesting instruments, the performers will be more than happy to answer them.


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