The Elements: Piano & Flute Concert

Angela Massey and pianist Susan Hoskins wows audience with music from Massey’s debut album relating to earth, wind, water, and fire. An audience favorite and frequently requested selection, Ian Clarke’s “Orange Dawn,” will also be featured. Each work selected is based on its own story, poem, or image that will be shared with the audience to create a memorable connection with the music.

March 10th at 7pm
Tickets are available to purchase at the Arts Center for $10.

About the Musicians:

Angela Massey’s debut album has been described as “beautiful and enchanting, the performances on this CD are magical!” by Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, shehas presented recitals at venues including the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City and National Flute Association Convention. She has been a featured guest artist for concert series including the Aiken Performing Arts Group, Covenant Concert Series, Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, and Tuesday’s Music Live. Outside of the United States, she has performed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Switzerland. In regard to chamber music, she serves as Artistic Director of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble arranging and performing numerous recitals each year. It is her seventh season as flute and piccolo with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded prizes in the Alexander and Buono Competition, Frank Bowen Competition, Myrna Brown Competition, and certificate in the Gheorghe Dima International Competition in Romania. Her instructors have been Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Martha Kitterman, Jack Wellbaum, and Brooks de Wetter-Smith. She received a Certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Collaborative pianist Susan Hoskins joined the faculty of the Schwob Conservatory of Music at Columbus State University, GA in 2006. Ms. Hoskins received degrees in piano performance from Auburn University and The University of Texas at Austin. While a Rotary scholar in Salzburg, Austria, she was asked to join the faculty of the Mozarteum Conservatory of Music as a vocal coach. During her time in Europe, she collaborated with singers and chamber musicians in recitals and opera competitions throughout Germany, Austria, and France. In addition to teaching Collaborative Piano, she has accompanied students to regional and national titles through Music Teachers National Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing, as well as to the Prague Spring International Competition. She has served in recent years as collaborative pianist for the American String Teachers Association competition, Atlanta Horn Symposium, The Carolyn Hove English Horn Masterclasses, Southeast Trombone Symposium, 43nd International Trombone Festival and the 2016 International Double Reed Society Conference.