Susan DeWitt Smith

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A native of Portland, Oregon, pianist Susan DeWitt Smith has an active career as both a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony, and on subscription series with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Palomar Symphony and the Dartmouth Symphony.  A co-founder of the Nelson Chamber Music Festival in New Zealand,  Dr. Smith is highly regarded as a chamber musician and has performed at festivals throughout the country, with musicians who include members of the Juilliard, Kronos and Philadelphia string quartets.  She has performed at the Bloch, Cascade Head and the Cascade music festivals in Oregon, as well as the Grand Teton, Hot Springs and Olympic music festivals. An enthusiastic and committed proponent of music education, she co-founded the innovative and highly successful Music in Context series in 2005.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, she earned her MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music.  She is a member of Portland’s Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and teaches at Lewis and Clark College.  Dr. Smith has recorded extensively on the KOCH International Classics label.

 


 

JUNE 6, 2014

4:30PM

Recital: Music of Tomas Svoboda and Michael Johanson

Pianist Susan DeWitt Smith and friends will present music by Oregon composers. Katherine FitzGibbon will join Susan for a song by Michael Johanson, then Susan will play his Piano Fantasy.  Nancy Ives, Ines Voglar and Susan will then perform two trios by Tomas Svoboda. Nancy is the principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony, and Ines is the assistant principal second violin.  Both Nancy and Ines are members of FearNo Music.

Rhapsody for Piano.............Michael Johanson
     Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Phantasy for Piano Trio........Tomas Svoboda
     Ines Voglar, violin
     Nancy Ives, cello
     Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Vita....................Michael Johanson
     Katherine FitzGibbon, soprano
     Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Passacaglia and Fugue..........Tomas Svoboda
     Ines Voglar, violin
     Nancy Ives, cello
     Susan DeWitt Smith, piano