|Overall challenges in the excerpt||00h:01m:07s|
|Melanie plays through the excerpt||00h:02m:29s|
|Hearing the overall line within the ornaments||00h:03m:08s|
|The solo is a festive moment in the symphony, should be played with a smile||00h:05m:31s|
|Hear notes that are before and after breaths, keep energy equal||00h:07m:51s|
|Line needs to be maintained across groupings||00h:11m:44s|
|Melanie plays through the excerpt and recap coaching||00h:13m:34s|
Joshua Smith, Principal Flute of the Cleveland Orchestra, works with Melanie Lançon on Dvořák's Symphony No.8.
SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN G MAJOR, OP. 88 ("ENGLISH")
Grammy-nominated flutist Joshua Smith captivates audiences with his “superlative control” and “breathtaking sensitivity. Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “undoubtedly one of the most scrupulously artistic and versatile flutists in our midst”, Smith came to national attention at the age of 20 when he was appointed principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra and welcomed by the press as a “flute phenomenon.” Today, he is equally at home as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator.
Mr. Smith has appeared as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra on numerous occasions, performing works ranging from Bach to Takemitsu, including the concertos of Mozart, Penderecki, and Nielsen. In May 2011, Smith was the featured soloist for the world-premiere performance of Jörg Widmann’s flute concerto, Flute en Suite for flute and orchestral groups, commissioned by the orchestra and written exclusively for him.