Fenwick Smith

Fenwick Smith

Fenwick Smith

Fenwick Smith, second flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since l978, has spent five of those years as acting assistant principal flute. A member of the Boston Chamber Music Society since 1984, he has also performed on Baroque flute with Boston’s leading early-music ensembles, and was for thirteen years a member of the contemporary-music ensemble Boston Musica Viva. Mr. Smith often includes chamber music on his annual Jordan Hall recitals which, after thirty three seasons, are a prominent feature of Boston’s concert calendar. As a concerto soloist Mr. Smith has introduced to Boston audiences Lukas Foss’ Renaissance Concerto and the flute concertos of John Harbison and Christopher Rouse. His adventuresome discography includes première recordings of works by Copland, Foote, Gaubert, Ginastera, Koechlin, Dahl, Schulhoff, Schoenberg, Harbison, Cage, Pinkham, Rorem, and Reinecke. Mr. Smith teaches at the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center; during his 1997 - 98 sabbatical leave from the BSO he was also Visiting Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan. In 2001 he was the recipient of New England Conservatory’s Laurence Lesser Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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