August 8 – In Sterio will bring its ground-breaking flute performances to
Clarke University on Tuesday, Sept. 9, as part of the Arts at Clarke series.
pioneers in their field, Shivhan Dohse and Erica Peel, Miyazawa artists, are
fearless musicians, always pushing the limits in innovation. Classically
trained, yet stylistically unique, their performances fuse virtuosic flute
playing with original and eclectic cross-cultural music for an electrifying and
powerful presentation of sound. Their vision challenges convention as they draw
inspiration from rock, jazz, classical, latin, funk, folk, world and electro
styles with a sound that has been described as "two flutes - one brain.”
Their performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Jansen Music
Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is $10 for the general public; free to the
Peel is currently the piccoloist with the Omaha Symphony,
and holds the position of second flute with the Lincoln Symphony. She has been
a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Mid-Atlantic Young Artist
Competition and the National Flute Association's Orchestral Audition
Competition. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Florida Philharmonic
and the Music in the Mountains Festival.
Dohse completed her bachelor of music degree at the University of Northern
Iowa. While at UNI, Shivhan spent a semester studying Irish music at the
University of College Cork in Cork, Ireland, as well as a summer in St.
Petersburg, Russia, studying flute at the Herzan Pedagogical University. She
is currently adjunct instructor of flute at Clarke University and Culver-Stockton
Individually, Peel and Dohse have performed with artists
such as Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Harry Connick Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Olivia
Newton John, Chris Botti, Burt Bacharach, Martin Sexton, Jake Shimabukuro,
Elvis Costello and Diane Reeves.
For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and
Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters
of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in