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Visiting Artist Series: Mathieu Dufour, flute - 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Jointly sponsored by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, The School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema proudly presents Mathieu Dufour, principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in a solo recital with collaborative pianist Dr. Tracy Cowden. The program will include the J.S. Bach Partita for Solo Flute and Sonata in E Major, Suite by Widor, Sonatine by Dutilleux, Sonatine by Mouquet, Faure Fantasy and Messiaen's Merle noir.

Visiting Artist Series tickets are $15 General |$10 Seniors |$5 Students and Youth under 18 years old. Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office in Squires Student Building or at the door of the venue beginning one hour prior to the performance.  For additional ticket information, contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or at

Before coming to Chicago, he was principal flute solo of the Paris National Opera Orchestra from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his appointment there, he served as principal flute solo of the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse for three years. . Dufour frequently appears as soloist in recitals and concerts around the world. He made his Carnegie Hall and Lucerne Festival debuts as soloist with the Chicago Symphony under Daniel Barenboim in 2002, and he also has performed under conductors Pierre Boulez and Christoph Eschenbach, among others. In January 2010, he appeared as soloist with the Orchestra and Boulez in Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto. He is in demand as a coach and teacher and has led master classes in Canada, Japan, Europe and the United States. As a member of the Georges Cziffra and Juventus foundations, Dufour gave many recitals and concerts as part of their Young European Soloists Ensemble.  Dufour’s discography includes a solo recital of sonatas by Prokofiev, Martinů and Hindemith; Poulenc’s complete chamber music; and the complete works for flute by Roussel. (September 2012, Biography provided by artist or artist’s representative)