MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a presentation about various flutes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel at 201 E. Ridge St. in Marquette.
Elda Tate, a music professor at Northern Michigan University, will talk about the flute, which was the first instrument to emerge after the voice and the drum in almost every culture. Tate will present the various flutes’ tone, color and characteristics. Flutes featured in the presentation are the “ordinary” flute used in the western world, Indian flutes, Native American flutes, recorders and Japanese flutes called shakuhachi, which were also used by samurai to defend themselves.
The cost is $4 for NCLL members and $7 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20. To register or for more information, call Carole Bard at 906-228-9367.
Editors/News Directors: Please note the Oct. 20 deadline.