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  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

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Joshua Smith has been principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1990. He received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. A student of Julius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner and Frank Bowen, he has been a frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, including collaborations with Christoph von Dohnányi, Esa Pekka Salonen, Mitsuko Uchida, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung and Leonard Slatkin. He is also chairman of the wind faculty at Kent/Blossom Music. As a coach and teacher, he has been asked to lead national and international master classes. He has served on the faculties of the Domaine Forget Summer Festival in Québec, the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, and as a guest artist/coach for the New World Symphony in Florida. He regularly appears as a chamber musician and recitalist around the country and abroad, often with pianist Kathryn Brown as a duo partner. His other recent chamber collaborations include performances with soprano Lucy Shelton and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. He was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1990.


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