Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Hannah Leffler to perform flute recital March 15

Hannah Leffler, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a flute recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program, titled "Sonorite," will focus on the beauty and resonance of the flute. It will feature standard flute pieces as well as shorter, more playful pieces, including Suite for flute and piano, Op. 34 by Charles-Marie Widor, "Histoire du Tango pour flûte et guitare" by Astor Piazzolla and "In Ireland" by Sir Hamilton Harty.

Xiao Hu, assistant professor of music, piano, and Peter Lingen, teaching associate in music, guitar, will collaborate on the performance.

In addition to her work at Luther, Leffler serves as flute faculty at the Northeast Iowa School of Music and manages a private studio. She frequently performs with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and is the principle substitute flutist for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

Leffler received first place in the National Flute Association's Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition in 2012. She has also been named as a recipient of the renowned Theodore Presser Award for Excellence in music.

Leffler is an active member of the National Flute Association and has served on numerous committees. She recently served as a visiting instructor of flute at the University of Northern Iowa.

She holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from Oklahoma City University and a master's degree in music performance from the University of Northern Iowa.