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Department of Music to present Christina Smith in Guest Flute Recital, Sept. 9


Christina Smith, a faculty member at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, will present a flute recital Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall at Fowler Center on the ASU campus. She will give a lecture recital over orchestral excerpts and works for solo flute.

A master class is scheduled, also in Riceland Hall, from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. The concert and master class are free and open to the public.

Smith regularly appears in recitals, chamber music, and master classes throughout the country.

A native of Sonoma County, Calif., Smith began her flute studies when she was seven. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras in Northern California, including the San Francisco Symphony at the age of 15. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, where she won the Academy's highest honor, the Young Artist Medal. In the same year, she won an award in the National Arts Recognition and Talent Search.

In 1989, she entered the Curtis Institute of Music to study with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She has also studied with Timothy Day and Keith Underwood.

Appointed principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20, Ms. Smith has appeared as a soloist with the ASO many times, performing works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bizet, Rodrigo, Nielsen, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, and Kaija Saariaho. Her summer appearances include the Blossom, Tanglewood, Sunflower, Highlands, Bellingham, and Marlboro Music festivals.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.

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