The private flute and voice students of Diana Brookes Brown will present a spring recital Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Ave.

The students will present classical music from several periods including flute music by Barrett, Telemann, Clementi, Debussy and Vaughan Williams, as well as music from the “Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach.” Vocalists will present works by Mendelssohn, Virgil Thomson, Quilter and Rossini. In a lighter vein, the program will include some traditional folk songs; a selection from Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot”; and a bluesy three-part canon by Canadian composer Henry Brant.

Students performing these pieces range in age from 11 to 18 and hail from Belfast, Liberty, Morrill and Northport. They are Katie Cloutier, Autumn Heath, Courtney Langton and Clare Olson, voice; and Mary Kate Bickford, Lille Gates, Amber Heath, Rachel Kahn, Elizabeth McAvoy and Paige Taylor, flute. They will be accompanied by pianist Deanna Sawtelle of Albion.

A special treat will be Brown’s oldest student, Richard Sanner, a retired Presbyterian clergyman from Surry who, with Brown, will perform a movement from a flute duet by Friedrich Kuhlau. In his younger days, Sanner played flute and piccolo in the Knoxville (Tennessee) and Roanoke (Virginia) Symphony Orchestra and in the Georgia Tech Band, where he also was the student director. He resumed serious flute playing upon his retirement and has been studying with Brown for the past two years.

Brown has been teaching flute and voice privately for more than 40 years.  A former public school music teacher and church choir director in Massachusetts, she has performed in churches and at recitals throughout the Midcoast and Down East area since her retirement to Maine in 1998. She currently teaches at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. She is a member of The Somerset Consort and the ensemble Harmoniemusik and resides in Stockton Springs with her composer husband, Richard E. Brown.

The recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 567-3089.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to