'Tales from the Arabian Nights,' a Live Performance by Flower and Flame

Event Details


Date: April 13, 2019

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hamre Recital Hall in the Humanities Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

“Tales from Arabian Nights” features a live performance by Flower and Flame at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in Hamre Recital Hall.

Flower and Flame, a group of musicians who reside in South Dakota, combine interesting stories with original never before heard musical arrangements.

Genies and carpets come alive in this visit to old Persia with a delightful reworking of the ancient stories. With exciting new percussion and exotic sounds from our musicians, the music sets the stage for the turbaned teller of tales, and Alladin, Ali Baba, and others weave the tapestry of their homeland.

The players include Augustana faculty — Magdalena Modzelewska on violin; Jeff Paul on oboe; John Pennington on percussion; Jia Cao joins them on cello; and the script and narration is done by Darrel Fickbohm.

The program is funded in part by the Augustana University Mellon Committee.

In a faraway land, beneath a dry and beautiful mountain, there was a kingdom ruled by a mostly wise king. He was known for his wisdom in every way except fatherhood — at that he would be the first to admit failure, for his sons were the scourge of the city."
— from Tales of the Arabian Nights