The School of Music at West Virginia University is hosting the International Flute Symposium at the Creative Arts Center, July 17-22, featuring a number of concerts that are open to the public.

The event will feature master classes, workshops and concerts featuring internationally acclaimed flutists, as well as presenters that include body mapping specialists, vocalists, and hybrid arts coaches.

See the entire schedule of events and more details at: symposium schedule of events.

The Opening Gala Concert will be held Tuesday, July 17, at 8 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A), of the Creative Arts Center. It will feature WVU flute professor Nina Assimakopoulos and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestral flutist Lorna McGhee.

Other public concerts to be held in Bloch Hall include:

Wednesday July 18, 8 p.m.
Concert featuring Elizabeth Buck, flute professor at Arizona State University; WVU voice professor Hope Koehler, a soprano; and baroque flute specialist Amara Guitry.

Friday July 20, 8 p.m.
Concert featuring the Fourth Wall, a hybrid arts ensemble; Zachariah Galatis, a piccoloist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; and Italian jazz flutist Michele Gori.

Saturday July 21, 8 p.m. *
Concert featuring Alberto Almarza, baroque flute specialist, and WVU flute professor Nina Assimakopoulos, along with The Fourth Wall and Michele Gori.

Sunday July 22, 12 p.m.
Gala Closing Concert featuring Nina Assimakopoulos, the symposium Flute Competition winners, and the symposium Flute Choirs.

Tickets for the public concerts are $10 per person and will be available at the door. Symposium day passes are also available and include an evening concert. They will be sold daily in the main lobby of the Creative Arts Center.

The International Flute Symposium is hosted by Nina Assimakopoulos, internationally acclaimed flutist and assistant flute professor at WVU.

Assimakopoulos has performed as principal flute with the Munich City Opera, Bavarian Radio Symphony Academy Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. She previously studied with Peter Lloyd at the Indiana University School of Music and Paul Meisen at the Munich Academy of Music.

For more information, contact Nina Assimakopoulos at 419-575-6942,, or see more information about the International Flute Symposium on her website at:


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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