Interview with flutist Fenwick Smith from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1987 October 25

Title

Interview with flutist Fenwick Smith from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1987 October 25

Date

1987-10-25

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on October 25, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews flutist Fenwick Smith from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The two discuss the flute and Smith's most recent concerts. Smith talks about being openly gay in the classical music world, noting that the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a fairly conservative organization. They discuss other musicians who are openly gay, both contemporary and historical. Smith has an upcoming free performance of the Songs of Bilitis, which have a lesbian theme. The recording of Boston's Other Voice opens and closes with musical pieces.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Smith, Fenwick; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Flute players; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-030_19871025

Duration

32:18

Bit Rate/Frequency

1280000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with flutist Fenwick Smith from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1987 October 25,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed December 16, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/133.

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