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Flutist Sergio Pallottelli to perform at SXU April 25

Guest recital features internationally acclaimed musician

Chicago (April 11, 2007) – Internationally acclaimed flutist Sergio Pallottelli will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Saint Xavier University’s McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. 

Pallottelli will perform a variety of solo flute works, including 3 Fantasies by Telemann; Sonata in A minor by Bach; Flamenco Study #No. 3 by Zgraja; two traditional Peruvian solo flute pieces; Lughnasa by Larson; The Great Train Race by Clarke; and Café 1930 and Bordel 1900 for flute and marimba by Piazzolla. Erik Janners, D.M.A., director of bands and professor of percussion at Saint Xavier University, will accompany Pallottelli on the marimba for the last two selections. 

Pallottelli is recognized internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, and is a flutist with the Orchestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Utah Philharmonic, Utah Chamber Artists, Waterbury Symphony, and Rotary International Orchestra. He travels annually to teach master classes in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Italy and throughout the United States.

Pallottelli received his training at the Milan Conservatory, Italy, the University of Utah and the Yale School of Music. He currently lives in New Haven, Conn., where he teaches advanced flute in his private studio and holds faculty positions at the Taft School and the University of Bridgeport. 

The concert is open to the public. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and visiting students. Admission is free for all SXU students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID.

For more information, please contact the Saint Xavier University music department at (773) 298-3421, or view the concert schedule at www.sxu.edu/music/concerts.asp. 

Pallottelli will perform again with the SXU Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. General admission is $10 and $8 for seniors and visiting students. It is free for Saint Xavier students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID. 

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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