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Flute and Tuba Duo to Play At MLS Libraries

And just how many professional flute and tuba duos are currently performing on tour in the U.S.?  It wouldn’t be hard to count them on the fingers of one hand. Or even on one finger. 

Amy Ridings, flutist, and her husband Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, are the only ones, and you can hear them present “The Double Play Tuba and Flute Concert” in three performances September 28-30.  They will be at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Monday, September 28 from 7-8pm.  Their concert series continues at the Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63rd, on Tuesday, September 29 from 7-8pm, and concludes at Ralph Ellison Library, 1918 N.E. 23 on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm.

Amy Ridings, flutist, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and a former member of Quintessence Chamber Ensemble. Formerly principal flutist of Michigan's Macomb Symphony; she has appeared as soloist with the New American Chamber Orchestra and the Bach Aria Group.

Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music and is a former member of the Genesee and Southwest Brass Quintets.  He has performed with the Phoenix and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras.

“We are so looking forward to welcoming Amy and Patrick to Oklahoma City,” said Warr Acres librarian Kelly Dalrymple.  “They are wonderful entertainers who create their own arrangements of classical standards, which ought to be a lot of fun.  They clock around 30,000 miles a year presenting 150-200 concerts.  No one can say they aren’t hard working professional musicians.”

Double Play’s program is called “Bach to Broadway.”  The family friendly presentation is free and suitable for all ages.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.