A free Christmas-themed “Brown Bag Lunch Concert” will be hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church (720 Ford Ave.) from 12:15-1 p.m. Friday. The concert will feature Mary Dicken on harp and Dr. Leanne Hampton on flute.
Music selections will include Bach, Holst, Gounod, and Ravel, along with Christmas favorites.
In addition to performing, musicians discuss their instruments, composers, and music they are playing. They are also available for a short question/answer session after the performance.
Concertgoers are invited to bring their own lunch to enjoy during the program. All unvaccinated in attendance are requested to wear a mask.
Hampton enjoys an exciting and versatile career as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, and teacher. She serves as Principal Flute of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville, and flutist of the Harlaxton Wind Quintet.
Recently, Hampton was appointed Principal Flute of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and began teaching at Kentucky Wesleyan College. In addition, she maintains a robust private flute studio of 20 members.
Dicken serves as Principal Harp of the Owensboro Symphony and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestras, both of which she has played with for 14 years. She currently resides in Indianapolis, where she is also a frequent substitute with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing with the Indianapolis Opera.
In addition to being a harpist, Dicken is an ordained United Methodist minister, currently serving at Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.