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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Summer Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 7
Seventh Week
Summer Session
July 22, 2002

Peter 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 seating.
     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 stage.
     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 Japanese shakuhachi.
     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 surveillance.
    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, Davies Center). 

     Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 1. A complete schedule is available from Activities and Programs, Davies Center 133, 836-4833. 

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