MAILED: June 25, 2001
EAU CLAIRE - Ethnic flutist Peter
Phippen will present a free outdoor concert Monday, July 9, at the University of
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
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 over 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 1999
recording “Echoes of the Past” features the haunting tones of the Native
American flute, bamboo flute and Japanese shakuhachi. The album has received
critical acclaim and airtime on Public Radio International’s syndicated show,
Also on campus during the week of July 9 are these free
Summer Session Programs:
- “Ladyhawke” (1985) continues a series of romance and adventure
films with screenings Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Captain Etienne Navarre (Rutger Hauer) are
doomed by a sorcerer’s curse to be “always together, eternally apart.” At
sunrise she is transformed into a hawk; at sunset the knight takes the form of a
wolf. Matthew Broderick costars as a young pickpocket who becomes the
star-crossed lovers’ unlikely ally in this medieval adventure based on a
French legend. Directed by Richard Donner, the 121-minute film is rated PG.
- UW-Eau Claire and area musicians will present a jazz concert from
noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin of Davies
Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.
Funded by UW-Eau Claire student segregated fees, Summer
Session Programs continue through Aug. 2. A complete schedule is available from
the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 25, 2001