Rhonda Larson & Ventus
Date(s) - Friday, September 14, 2012
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Rhonda Larson -flutes; Carolyn Koebel -percussion; Eliot Wadopian -bass; Chris Rosser – keyboards; Elden Kelly -guitar and ethnic strings.
Flutist Rhonda Larson, a Montana native, is a former member of the renowned Paul Winter Consort, with whom she won a Grammy Award. After her tenure with the Consort, Rhonda parted company to pursue her individual music path.
Currently, Ms. Larson is a resident of southwestern Michigan, where she formed Ventus, her five-member band. Ventus, Latin for “wind”, expresses the essence of Larson’s vision and approach to music: “like wind-trails across the sea, we follow unpredictable musical paths which are boundary-less, with inherent musical qualities of inspiration that celebrate the human spirit.” Their music is a merging of the most soulful elements of sacred, Celtic, classical, folk, jazz and ethnic music derived from ancient folk sources, as well as original compositions by Rhonda Larson. In addition to the familiar western European flute, Larson performs on an array of ethnic flutes.
Suggested donation $15 or $5 for students.