Published Monday Jan 28, 2019
Universally acclaimed flutist George Pope will hold a performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in Wattenbarger Auditorium as part of Tennessee Tech’s Center Stage series.
Pope is currently a instructor of flute at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory in Berea, Ohio, and is emeritus professor of flute at the University of Akron. He has performed solo and chamber music performances throughout the United States, Europe and South America.
He was principal and solo flute of the Akron Symphony Orchestra from 1978-2002 and is currently principal flute of the Blossom Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony, the Monteux Festival Orchestra and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Tulsa and is a founding member of the Solaris Wind Quintet in residence at the University of Akron. That group’s first CD was released in August 2003.
This event is sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by TTU’s general education fund. It is free and open to the public.