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Flute and Harp Recital Features Aster Duo
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra members Christina Smith, principal flutist and Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist will present an informal music recital that includes musical compositions by composers Nino Rota (1911-1979); Kent Kennan (1919-2003); Charles Rochester Young (b.1965); Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992).
Ms. Smith and Ms. Johnson will speak about the pieces they perform, and allow time for questions from the audience. The audience will have a chance to find out information that isn’t usually available at a more formal concert.
All ages are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by calling Vinings Library at 770-801-5330.
Christina Smith is one of the most sought-after ﬂutists in the country as an orchestral player, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. This is her 27th season as principal ﬂutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and her ﬂute solos can be heard on 40 ASO recordings. She has also appeared with the orchestra numerous times as concerto soloist. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music as a pupil of the legendary Julius Baker. Ms. Smith has also studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Tim Day, and Keith Underwood. Ms. Smith has recently appeared as guest principal ﬂutist with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, LA Philharmonic, and the orchestras in Vancouver, Baltimore, St. Paul and Pittsburgh. Equally passionate about teaching, Ms. Smith serves on the faculty at Kennesaw State University and Emory University. She remains highly in demand to teach masterclasses across the country. Ms. Smith plays a vintage solid platinum ﬂute, handmade in 1938 by Verne Q. Powell. The ﬂute was once owned by renowned ﬂutist Joseph Mariano, and has a rare one-piece body. Ms. Smith lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.
Elisabeth Remy Johnson is principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where she is frequently a soloist. Ms. Remy Johnson gives solo and chamber music recitals throughout the U.S.A. and teaches at Emory University, Georgia State University, and Kennesaw State University. In addition to numerous recordings with the ASO, she has recorded several solo and chamber CDs, most recently, “A Christmas Collection” for solo harp. Ms. Remy Johnson is a graduate of Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa, where she majored in Music and French. Winner of first-place awards in competitions of the American Harp Society and the American String Teachers Association, she is also a NFAA/ARTS awardee. Her studies were with Alice Chalifoux and Ann Hobson Pilot. In addition to her performances with the ASO, recent highlights include performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Meeting House Chamber Music series in New England, and the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010, 2016, 2017). Ms. Remy Johnson was co-founder and artistic director (2000-2010) of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, serving students from the Atlanta Public Schools. She has received Atlanta’s Channel Eleven Community Service Award, the TBS Pathfinder’s Award, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Up & Comers Award.”