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DSO Flute & Harp Duo

Tuesday, June 8, 2021—7:00pm

Tuesday, June 8, 2021—7:00pm
1 hour

Practice yoga outdoors to live music performed by DSO ensembles! A Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor leads a limited-capacity socially distant group yoga session in the DSO’s Sosnick Courtyard open to all skill levels. Experience the bliss of warm summer air, and the sense of community that comes from safely enjoying live music and yoga with others. Namaste.

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and staff is our top priority, and event attendees should follow protocols that keep us all safe. The DSO is following all current recommendations by the State of Michigan for masks. Please visit for more information.

General Admission - $20


Amanda Blaikie

Second Flute

Amanda Blaikie is known for her sparkling tone and sensitive, expressive musicality. She was appointed 2nd Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Leonard Slatkin in 2015, previously holding the position of Principal Flute with both the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera in Florida. Other previous orchestral positions include Principal Flute with the Miami City Ballet and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic, including a Live from Lincoln Center television broadcast, Carnegie Hall performances, and a European Tour.

Amanda regularly performs chamber music with organizations including Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, New Music Detroit, Cut-Time Players, and the WRCJ Classical Brunch Series. As a soloist, highlights include performing concerti with the Allegro Chamber Orchestra, a solo performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and numerous solo performances at the 2018 National Flute Association Convention in Orlando.

Amanda earned a Professional Studies Degree at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Robert Langevin, Principal Flutist of the New York Philharmonic. She also received a MM in Flute Performance from the University of Miami where she studied with Christine Nield-Capote and Jenny Robinson, and a BA in Music from Principia College where she studied with flutist and pianist Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish.

Passionate about teaching and educating, Amanda is a Flute Instructor at Oakland University and is actively involved in the DSO’s Community and Educational Outreach Programs. She teaches and coaches privately, helping advanced flutists with audition preparation, and presents public masterclasses on orchestral excerpts. In the summer of 2019, Amanda was a flute faculty member at the Pacific Music Institute in Hawaii, where she taught and performed.

Patricia Masri-Fletcher

Principal Harp

Patricia Masri-Fletcher joined the DSO as Principal Harp in 1988. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she studied with Susanne McDonald (Artistic Director of the World Harp Congress). Prior to her DSO appointment, Patricia was Principal Harp with the National Grand Opera in New York, and with the Monterey and Santa Cruz County symphony orchestras in California. She has also performed with the New York City Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Patricia has appeared with more than 30 ensembles. Her performances include the Spoleto "Festival of Two Worlds," the American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra (Austria), the San Jose Ballet Orchestra and the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She is also active as a solo recitalist.

Patricia has received a number of awards and honors, including first place in the Ruth Lorraine Close Fellowship for Harp, and was a soloist on the Young Artists Roster of the American Harp Society (AHS). At AHS conferences, she has served as lecturer and guest performer, including participation in the world premiere of Fusion for Four, by Dr. Sarah Voynow in 1986.

During the 1993-94 season, Patricia appeared as soloist with the DSO, performing Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with Principal Flute Ervin Monroe. Patricia and Ervin released a compact disc entitled "After A Dream...," which features works for flute and harp arranged by the two artists. She was also a soloist with the DSO in the 1996-97 season, performing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp.

In July of 2006, Patricia performed at the American Harp Society’s Conference in San Francisco. She premiered her own arrangement of "Spanish Dance #5" from La Vida Breve, for two harps and castanets.

Patricia is the Professor of Harp at Madonna University; teaches privately in the Detroit area; and has given harp master classes at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan State University, and at the University of Michigan’s School of Music. In her free time, she enjoys canoeing, mountain biking, bird watching and growing tulips.

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