us for a grand celebration of 20 years of Hampton Roads Flute Faire!
Returning to lead our celebration is Flute Faire founder, Laurie
Baefsky, currently a doctoral student at SUNY Purchase studying with
internationally famous flutist Carol Wincenc. This year's spotlight
is on the amazing flutists of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, led
by the impeccable playing of Debra Wendells Cross, Principal
Flutist for 31 years. She will be joined by the current
Hampton Roads Flute Faire Coordinator and Second Flute, Joanne
White, who is in her 17th year with the VSO. Meet and enjoy
hearing the newest VSO addition, Rachel Ordaz, Peabody Masters
candidate and piccolo specialist, who moved to Norfolk this fall.
You have heard their beautiful playing and ensemble work for years
with the VSO. Now hear them perform gems of the solo and flute
A new addition this year is a mock orchestra
audition and master class with three former Flute Faire winners.
Returning to their roots are Sarah Howard Carter, a flutist with the
US Air Force in Atlanta; Melanie Libbey, a graduate student at
Duquesne University in Pittsburg; and Marla Smith, a senior at
Virginia Commonwealth University and Aspen Festival flutist last
summer. All three were winners in multiple divisions of the
elementary through college Flute Faire competitions in their days of
growing up in the Hampton Roads area.
Come relive our past and celebrate our future
through concerts, flute choir events, master classes, and exhibitors
at the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts
Building on the campus of Old Dominion University.
You won't want to miss this special year!