Elizabeth Rowe—Flutist, Advocate & Mentor

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Interview with Elizabeth Rowe

I have been a fan of the BSO for many years having enjoyed their performances at Tanglewood, Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall as well as their many wonderful recordings. Former principal clarinetist Harold Wright has been a hero of mine forever and current principal clarinetist Bill Hudgins is my personal favorite performing today. (Bill is also a friend and can be heard discussing his career on this website at https://joffewoodwinds.com/videos/william-hudgins-principal-clarinet.) All of which has led me to be able to hear Elizabeth Rowe’s performances over many years with the BSO and the Boston Chamber Players. I have come to love her playing and admire her “chutzpah” in standing up for what is right regarding women’s rights. I also find it refreshing that someone who commands such a high-profile job has been willing to share her knowledge and insight regarding maintaining an orchestral career and going through the tenure process. I think you will find Elizabeth to be a charming, forthright, intelligent interviewee who is extremely sensitive to the world around her and with many interests outside the flute world. And if you haven’t heard the BSO’s recordings of the complete Brahms symphonies; Shostakovich, Wagner and Sibelius symphonic works; and the Boston Chamber Players many acclaimed recordings, all of which feature Elizabeth’s artistry, please visit the link below. I guarantee that you will be thrilled.