'Tales from the Arabian Nights,' a Live Performance by Flower and Flame

Event Details


Date: April 13, 2019

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hamre Recital Hall in the Humanities Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Flower and Flame, a group of musicians who reside in South Dakota, combine interesting stories with original never before heard musical arrangements.

“Tales from Arabian Nights” is a delightful reworking of the ancient stories. Genii’s and carpets come alive in this visit to old Persia

With exciting new percussion and exotic sounds from our musicians, the music sets the stage for the turbaned teller of tales, and Alladin, Ali Baba, and others weave the tapestry of their homeland.”

The players include Augustana faculty on Violin - Magdalena Modzelewska; Oboe, Jeff Paul;  Percussion, John Pennington.  Jia Cao joins them on Cello, and the script and narration is done by Darrel Fickbohm. The program is funded in part by the Augustana University Mellon Committee.


In a faraway land, beneath a dry and beautiful mountain, there was a kingdom ruled by a mostly wise king. He was known for his wisdom in every way except fatherhood — at that he would be the first to admit failure, for his sons were the scourge of the city."
                             — from Tales of the Arabian Nights