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Flute and Tuba Duo in Concert at Downtown Library

If you missed them last September, here’s your chance to catch one of the most unusual musical duos you’ll ever hear. 

Amy Ridings, flutist, and her husband Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, will present “The Double Play Tuba and Flute Concert” in one performance on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, from 2:00 to 3:00p.m..

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 lucky to have Amy and Patrick coming back to Oklahoma City,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers.  “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 family friendly and is free and suitable for all ages.  For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

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.