Flute Salad to Perform in Music in the Museum Concert Series, Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Dec 15th, 2015Press Release from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

BETHLEHEM, PA – As part of their annual Music in the Museum Series, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will present a holiday performance by Flute Salad on Thursday, December 17th at 6 p.m. in the Saal of the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, located at 66 W. Church Street.

Flute Salad is a student flute ensemble under the direction of Nora Suggs, an active teacher, recitalist and chamber musician in the Lehigh Valley. The group was formed last year as an independent ensemble after playing for several years together at Community Music School in Allentown, PA. Flute Salad performs regularly in the community, especially at local senior residence homes, and most recently at their Halloween performance for Luther Crest in Allentown.

The ensemble brings together flute students from different schools and backgrounds and encourages them to make new friends and conquer new musical challenges together.

The group is made up of nine students from various local schools, including: Kayleigh Ackerman (Liberty High School), Madeleine Atwood (Liberty High School), Michael Long (Swain School), Gabrielle Oudin (Moravian Academy Middle School), Leah Shields (Moravian Academy Middle School), Sabrina Sizer (Salisbury High School), Meg Takahashi (Springhouse Middle School), Vidhya Thiyagarajan (Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School), and Chloe Trachtenberg (Saucon Valley High School).

Nora Suggs, the director of the Flute Salad, graduated from Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music and degrees in

biology, English literature, and medicine. An active performer and chamber musican herself, she has taught at Moravian College in Bethlehem and at the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley, and currently provides lessons at her private studio. Suggs has performed as a flutist all over the world, and even has a Masters-level certification from Japan in performing and teaching the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute.

The December 17th performance by Flute Salad is part of Historic Bethlehem’s annual Music in the Museum series, which features performances by a range of artists in the historic Saal at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Upcoming performances include Covenant Brass on Saturday, December 26th at 4 p.m. and Zachary Grim on Saturday, January 2nd at 4 p.m.

Tickets for the concerts are $12 per person, and are available online at www.historicbethlehem.org/music-in-the-museum or in person at the Moravian Museum.

Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the north and 2 hours west of New York City.

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