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The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio at the Oak Park Arms

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The Monday Night Concert Series continues with The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Rose Mattax of Forest Park, Alice Muciek of Oak Park, and Ann Masur of Oak Park are three women who together make The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio.

The recorder’s roots lie in the flute family. It’s melodically blissful tunes have fluttered as far back as the 14th century. The recorder is recognized by its simple, but proficient framework. It is composed of a whistle mouthpiece, seven finger holes on the front of the instrument, and by the thumbhole on the back side. Though often made of plastic in the hands of children, the instrument is typically made of wood and even, in medieval days, ivory.

Rose fell in love with the recorder after her husband had given her a gift certificate for lessons nearly a decade ago. Then nine years later Mattax teamed up with Muciek and Masur to form their trio.

This performance for The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio has personal sentiments. Rose’s mother, Roberta Pullman, is a resident at Oak Park Arms Retirement Community.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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