Phippen to present free outdoor concert
Ethnic flutist Peter Phippen will present a free
outdoor concert Monday, July 22, at UW-Eau Claire.
The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central
Campus Mall (rain site: Schofield Auditorium.) Refreshments will be
sold. Audience members may bring blankets or chairs for lawn
A professional musician for the past 25 years, Phippen spent his
early career days as a bass guitarist and recording artist. But in
1987 his first flute - a 25-cent bamboo whistle - found its way into
his hands, and wooden flutes became his solo instruments of choice.
He now owns more than 150 wood, clay and bone flutes from all over
the world. His research into the performance technique and history
of these instruments led him to bring this knowledge to the concert
As a recording artist for Canyon Records, Phippen has released two
CDs of original music. "Book of Dreams" (1996) was named
number 17 among the top national albums in the New Age Voice
magazine. His 1999 recording "Echoes of the Past" features
the haunting tones of the Native American flute, bamboo flute and
These free events also will be presented on campus during the week
of July 22:
- "The Shop on Main Street," a 1965 film from
Czechoslovakia that received the Academy Award for Best Foreign
Language Film, will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m.
in Davies Theatre.
Set in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, the haunting tragicomedy tells
the story of an old Jewish widow who owns a button shop and doesn't
seem to know that World War II is going on. When he is appointed her
"Aryan comptroller," a Czech carpenter is caught between
greed and growing affection for the bemused subject of his
In Czech, subtitled in English, the 125-minute black-and-white film
will screen via DVD projection.
- UW-Eau Claire and area jazz musicians will perform from noon to 1
p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain site: The Cabin,
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 1. A
complete schedule is available from Activities and Programs, Davies
Center 133, 836-4833.
In Brief Calendar
of Events Faculty/Staff News
Liz Wolf Green,
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Walkoff, Editorial Assistant ·
Updated: July 22, 2002