The Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble was founded over twelve years ago by Tara Semple and Linda Lucyk. The Quarter Tones performs a wide variety of music: sacred, jazz, classical, ethnic, baroque and modern. They are known for their unique, beautiful sonority because they utilize bass flute, alto flute, C flute and piccolo. The members are continually looking for exciting new arrangements and composers for their flute ensemble.
The Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble brings together knowledge about the flute from their diverse background in Irish, baroque, and classical for a rich musical experience. Performers of the ensemble are all currently members ofthe Regina Symphony Orchestra.
In the past few years this ensemble has commissioned much needed works for the flute quartet repertoire.
David McIntyre wrote Argyle St. a wonderful work with many smaller movements. Using the flute, piccolo, alto and bass. This piece won at the 2012 International flute convention in Chicago.
Also, the Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble is very happy to share with you that Jason Cullimore is the winner of the 2013 Western Canadian Music Award Classical Composition of the year. The Quarter Tones has commissioned a work from Jason Cullimore which they performed in Calgary during a concert organized by CMC. Congratulations Jason Cullimore on this achievement!
Our upcoming commission takes us to Edmonton Jazz composer Andrew Glover who is writing a Jazzy number for four flutes.