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Make room for a F’loom musical treat Oct. 22 at
Friday, Oct. 22, the musical trio known as F’loom will
perform with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective and Manchester College
choral ensembles. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium
This a cappella group’s cutting-edge sound combines sound and text to
propel the audience to an exciting new realm of “language music” that
encompasses satire, social commentary, pop diatribe, slap, zap, melody,
poetry and comedy. F’loom’s music continually crosses genres, traveling
from classical to avant-garde, Celtic to jazz, chant to rap.
The F’loom performance, supported financially by The Community
Foundation of Wabash County, is part of Manchester College’s Public
Program Series. Tickets are $7; $5 for senior citizens and non-MC
students. For reservations, call 260-982-5551 or arrive early and
purchase them at the door.
F’loom is three highly trained musicians. Rick Scott is a
conductor as well as a composer who has studied music in Germany for the
better part of a decade. Robert Kulik, a New York City composer,
guitarist and vocalist, has composed music especially for Manchester
College's ensembles. Singer Bess Phillips is known for her work in opera, jazz and
Celtic funk and is a featured soloist for orchestras nationwide. They
each have musical specialties, but as F’loom members they create an
electric vocal display that delights audiences.
Joining F’loom for the Oct. 22 performance is the non-profit Fort Wayne Dance Collective, which
performs, offers classes and visits schools and group homes to give
access to fine arts. Dr. Mark J. Angelos, MC associate professor of
history, serves on the Dance Collective board. “Members are always
excited to come to Manchester, and performing here with F’loom is an
exciting opportunity,” he notes.
The Manchester Choral Society, A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers will
perform together as a welcome to F’loom and a concert kick-off. The
choral ensembles also will perform with the Dance Collective.
special treat, the choral ensembles will collaborate with F’loom and the
Dance Collective in a composition based on Dr. Seuss’s ABC An Amazing
Alphabet Book! written by MC choir director Debra J. Lynn.
will be in North Manchester for several days, as “artists in
residence.” Robert Kulik will work with the College’s Conducting class,
Kulik and Rick Scott will offer a composition workshop and Bess Phillips
will teach voice master classes for MC applied voice students and area
high school students. They’ll also visit area high schools and likely
will “jam” with other groups on campus.