The 21st Dana Flute Festival happens Saturday at Youngstown State University.
The event is designed for flute players of all levels and will include workshops, vendor exhibits, guest artist performances, master classes and a guest artist recital.
Guest artist this year is John Thorne, an associate professor of flute at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. He was associate principal flute with the Houston Symphony and principal flute with the San Antonio Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony (now called the Sarasota Orchestra). He started his career as a member of the inaugural season of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
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Flutist John Thorne will be the guest artist at the 21st Dana Flute Festival.
Thorne will play a recital at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bliss Recital Hall, and he will teach a flute class there at 12:30 p.m. and master class at 1:15 p.m.
Other events include a Chamber Ensemble Concert at 9:15 a.m., a tone and technique workshop taught by festival coordinator Kathryn Thomas Umble at 10 a.m. and a Flute Ensemble Concert at 3:30 p.m.
The festival runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all activities take place in Bliss Hall. Participants should bring their own instruments.
The cost is $16 if registering in advance or $20 at the door.
To register or for more information, call 330-941-1831.