Flutist Laura Barron Presents Workshops and Concert
Flutist, writer, entrepreneur and yoga instructor Laura Barron will present a concert and two workshops at the School of Music, Memorial University from October 9 – 12, 2011. She will present a multi-media concert in D.F. Cook Hall on Saturday, October 8, 8 pm with classics for flute and a narrative woven around her recent world travels. In addition, she’ll present two workshops:
Hailed as "one of the finest flutists of her generation" (Flute Network) Laura Barron made her solo debut, at age 17, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has given recitals and taught master classes from New Zealand to the Yukon, premiered over 50 works with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and given several performances at Carnegie Hall. In her early career, she was often a featured soloist with the Brandenburg Ensemble in Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center. Additionally, she served as principal flute of the American Sinfonietta Orchestra, and performed with the Minnesota and Vancouver Symphonies. She has held faculty positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northern Arizona University. In 2007, she and her husband Geoff Cross spent an illuminating year traveling to five continents. This experience included European recitals, French courses in Morocco, Dalai Lama teachings in India, and volunteer work in the Bolivian jungle. This transformative time continues to inform her artistic work. A lifelong activist, Laura’s growing interest in social justice spawned Instruments of Change, a non-profit with which she pursues a variety of community-engaged, interdisciplinary art projects in schools, prisons, hospices and with at-risk youth throughout Vancouver, where she is now based. Currently, she teaches yoga at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, and she is completing her first novel, Mosquito Chronicles.