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Christina Smith, Flute Master Class


Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP 164
     I. Allegro maliconico
Alina Kwan, flute

Orchestral Excerpts
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Salome's Dance
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Leonore Overture No. 3
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben”
     from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Lyric Rivera, flute

Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
Flute Sonata, Op. 167, "Undine"
Jolie Fitch, flute
Parker Van Ostrand, piano

Orchestral Excerpts
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
     from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Symphony in Three Movements
Firebird Variation
Alexei Wade, flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Hyejung Baik, flute
Jason Kim, piano

About Christina Smith

Christina Smith is one of the most sought-after flutists in the country as an orchestral player, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. The 2015-16 season is Smith's twenty-fifth anniversary season as principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Jill Hertz Principal Flute chair, endowed in perpetuity. Smith's flute solos can be heard on 37 ASO recordings. She has also appeared with the orchestra numerous times as a concerto soloist.

She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and began her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music as a pupil of the legendary Julius Baker. After just two years in Mr. Baker's studio, she won the principal flute chair in the ASO at age 20. Smith has also studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Tim Day, and has collaborated extensively with master teacher and clinician Keith Underwood.

Smith has recently appeared as guest principal flutist with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She earned critical acclaim while performing on the latter ensemble's 2010 European Tour.

Equally passionate about teaching, Smith serves on the faculty at Kennesaw State University and maintains a busy private studio. She remains highly in demand to teach masterclasses across the country.

About SFCM’s Woodwind Department

The Woodwind Department at SFCM houses a renowned faculty of San Francisco Symphony musicians and a bold, talented student body. Some of the world’s most accomplished woodwind artists challenge and inspire students who will become the next generation of great wind players. As an oboe, flute, clarinet, or bassoon student at SFCM, you’ll explore orchestral and chamber repertoire, contemporary music and canon literature—all while transforming your craft and preparing for life as a professional musician.


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