The History and Literature of the Flute: A Conversation with Lorna McGhee

by Peter Newman

As the Seattle Chamber Music Society celebrates its 36th annual Summer Festival, KING FM’s Peter Newman speaks with Scotland-born flutist Lorna McGhee. Principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a flute faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University, Lorna joins this year’s SCMS Summer Festival to perform works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Samuel Barber, Darius Milhaud, and a world premiere by Lisa Bielawa.

Lorna speaks with us about the history and literature of the flute, the music that first made her want to play, and the teachers who inspired her to continue. Plus, she even performs a couple flute solos on a historic instrument!

This interview is part of our Classical Conversations podcast produced by the Seattle Chamber Music Society and KING FM. who is performing by Camille Saint-Saëns, Samuel Barber, Darius Milhaud, and a world premiere by Lisa Bielawa.