Concord University Music Department Presents 'The Magic Flute'

For Immediate Release: 
Jan 30 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312 -

Concord University Music Department Presents 'The Magic Flute'

ATHENS - Mozart’s famous opera “The Magic Flute” will be brought to life on Thursday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. by Concord University’s Music Department. All performances will take place in the H. C. Paul Theatre of the Alexander Performing Arts Center located on Concord’s main campus in Athens.

The opera, which is considered a Masonic Opera due to the intense use of mystique and symbolism, will be staged with a modern adaptation by Professor Joshua Miller and sung in English with musical direction by Professor Taylor Baldwin. The cast includes numerous Concord University music students.

Miller, assistant professor of music and director of vocal studies at Concord University, says “‘The Magic Flute’ is a one-of-a-kind, must-see gem” and the opera “cleverly combines humor with suspense set to one of the most noteworthy scores of Mozart’s career.”

Miller says that the play is for everyone. “This is an excellent first show for opera new-comers, older children and teenagers. Everyone is guaranteed to laugh and hear some fabulous music,” he said.

General admission tickets are $5 per person and are free with a Concord ID. Tickets can be obtained by calling 304-384-5101, e-mailing or by logging onto Ticket Reservations are suggested as seating is limited. The Box Office will also open one hour before each performance for ticket sales.


Zack Sowder, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release. His hometown is Bluefield, W.Va.