Misty Rose Knol

Misty Rose Knol

Flutist is ready for summer

Misty Rose Knol brings her flute and piccolo to Vernon as part of her fundraising tour to attend study programs this summer in Europe

Flutist and piccoloist Misty Rose Knol is kicking off summer with a stop in Vernon Friday.

Knol’s Summer Sounds concert will be at All Saints Anglican Church at 7 p.m.

“This concert will feature both flute and piccolo, and there will be a variety of music on both instruments, from romantic compositions to newer works, including one recently composed by Vernon composer Glen Goerzen,” said Knol, a Kaleden resident.

“The selected pieces will show off the many characters and diversity of both instruments from playful and energetic to lyrical, sweet and rich expression.”

Knol, who will be joined by accompanist Dennis Nordlund, is raising funds to attend two study programs in Europe in August.

She was featured as a soloist on piccolo with the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan this past November, and has won multiple awards and prizes for excellence in performance on both flute and piccolo.

She graduated with honours from the bachelor of music program in flute performance at Kings University College in Edmonton, where she received awards for excellence in performance.

While at Kings, Knol studied with the principal flutist for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Liz Koch, for five years.

During her time in Edmonton she also played as the principal flutist for the Edmonton Youth Orchestra for three years.

After graduating in 2008, Knol moved to the Interior, where she has played in the Kamloops Symphony, the Okanagan Symphony, the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan and the Penticton Community Band.

She is currently studying with the principal flutist for the Vancouver Opera Symphony, Brenda Fedoruk, and Nina Perlove, an internationally renowned classical flute soloist, via Skype from Cincinnati.

“As a young musician I am committed to studying and improving whenever possible, and I am passionate about performing,” she said.

To attend the Summer Sounds concert, tickets are $12 at the door. They can also be purchased online at http://igg.me/at/Mistys-Flute-Piccolo-Concert-Fundraiser