MAILED: June 26, 2000
Ethnic flutist Peter Phippen will present a free outdoor concert at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Monday, July 10.
The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding 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. His collection of wood, clay and bone flutes now numbers more than 150 instruments 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 latest recording, "Echoes of the Past" (1999), features the haunting tones of the Native American flute, bamboo flute and Japanese shakuhachi. The album received critical acclaim and airtime on Public Radio International's syndicated show, "Echoes."
Also on campus during the week of July 10 are these free Summer Session Programs:
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 10. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
- "They Won't Believe Me" (1947) will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Theatre, continuing the summer series of classic mystery and suspense films. Philandering husband Larry Ballantine (Robert Young) gets on the stand to tell his story when he is tried for murdering his golddigging girlfriend (Susan Hayward). Rita Johnson is the cad's wealthy, possessive wife; Jane Greer costars in this underrated film noir produced by Joan Harrison.
- Wednesday at noon, a UW-Eau Claire jazz combo, under the direction of Jason Craft, will provide lunchtime entertainment on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
- "Out of the Past" (1947), one of the masterworks of film noir, will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday in Davies Theatre. Everyone in the small town of Bridgeport, Calif., suspects that their newest resident, filling station operator Jeff Bailey (Robert Mitchum), is hiding something. One day a sinister person out of his past drives into town and summons Bailey to meet with his erstwhile employer, a big-time gambler (Kirk Douglas) forcing Bailey to tell the woman he now loves about the life and the woman (Jane Greer) he has tried to put behind him. Jacques Tourneur directed the 96-minute film.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 26, 2000