Sylvan Lake flutist to perform on RDC Main Stage

Sylvan Lake flutist Rachel Peacock will live out her longtime goal of sharing her music with a wide audience

Sylvan Lake flutist Rachel Peacock will live out her longtime goal of sharing her music with a wide audience when she performs on Red Deer College’s (RDC) Main Stage March 15.

Peacock, who is currently working toward a music diploma at RDC, said she’s “thrilled” to be performing at that particular venue, where she’ll be accompanied by pianist Deborah Protsack.

She said she’s looking forward to performing both solo and with Protsack.

“When we come together, the music is better than something we could have done on our own,” she said. “There’s an interplay between the instruments. There’s equal importance between the two parts because they feed each other.”

Peacock has played the flute since the age of 13, and prior to enrolling at RDC studied acting, sound design and composing at the Rosebud School of the Arts.

It was during that time she honed both the creative and artistic skills that she embraces as a musician today.

“I’ve done quite a bit of sound designing for theatre production – learning more about music theory and how music works,” she said. “(Music and acting) both require being present. It’s also all about being with your audience and letting yourself be seen, and being as truthful and honest as you can be.”

Nonetheless, it’s her music she wants people to take note of during her RDC performance, which she hopes will be equally enjoyable for herself and the audience.

“I hope the audience will experience a little bit of what a flute can do, and get a taste for the sound and enjoy it as much as I enjoy playing it,” she said. “There’s something great about being able to share that with people.”

The March 15 recital, which begins 2 p.m., will see Peacock perform a wide range of music, from baroque all the way to the 21st century.