Month of Diversity in Music Guest Artist: Lorraine Duso Kitts, oboe and english horn

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Carswell Concert Hall


Lorraine Duso Kitts plays Second Oboe in the Arkansas Symphony. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkansas teaching double reeds and adjunct oboe instructor at Hendrix College. After her studies and performing in groups all over the world, in 2000 she moved to Conway to teach at UCA and play Second Oboe with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She plays in other community orchestras such as Principal Oboe in the Conway Symphony and Principal Oboe in Pine Bluff Symphony. She has also performed in orchestras outside of the State of Arkansas such as the Knoxville Symphony, TN, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Estado de Mexico and Orquesta Sinfonia de Jalapa in Mexico. As a soloist she has performed John Corigliano’s Aria from his Oboe Concerto with the Arkansas Symphony and was a soloist with other ensembles, such as the Pine Bluff Symphony (AR), Fuzhou Philharmonic Orchestra in Fuzhou, China, and the Little Rock Wind Symphony. This past August 2016, she performed the entire Corigliano Concerto with Dr. Murakami at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tokyo. Dr. Duso Kitts spends her summers in Sidney, Maine teaching oboe at the New England Music Camp, a seven-week summer program for junior and high school students. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University, her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Her teachers include Jerry Sirucek, Joseph Robinson, Tom Stacy and Harry Sargous. 

Her concert at Meredith will feature music from Japan and China. 

This concert is part of our Month of Diversity in Music and is presented by Meredith College Department of Music, The Robert H. Lewis Enhancement Fund, the Jean Davis Newell Music Enhancement Fund, the Lucille Sawyer Harris and Carl Vernon Harris Endowment, Fayette Jones, and other generous patron donations.

Free admission to the public. No reservation required 

Contact ktyson@meredith.edu or 919-760-8536 for more information

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