MUSICIANS CORNER
An Online Showcase of Our Members
Vol. 2 No. 9                                                         September 2015
 
Jim + Tympani Patti and flute color
Welcome to our monthly MUSICIANS CORNER!
 
In honor of the re-opening this month of the newly renovated
ORPHEUM THEATRE, ten years after being flooded by
Hurricane Katrina, we are featuring two of our (married) union members of the
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO):
 
Flutist, PATTI ADAMS and Timpanist, JIM ATWOOD
 
We hope you enjoy and hire our union musicians!

 

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Patti Adams                                   Member Since 1982
Patti and Flute B&W
BIO: PATTI ADAMS is piccoloist and assistant principal flutist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the New Orleans Symphony) and is on the faculty of Loyola University. She has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival and recorded and toured internationally with the Mexico City Philharmonic as co-principal flutist. In her parallel artistic life, Patti is also an award-winning painter in oils and watercolor! 
 
 
 
FACEBOOK: Patti's Page
Jim Atwood                                           Member Since 1987
Jim Atwood
BIO: Beginning as timpanist with the New Orleans Symphony (now, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra) in 1988 under music director Maxim Shostakovich, JIM ATWOOD'S performing experiences over three decades are many and varied. He was a founding member of the LPO and part of the group of musicians that was actively involved in the creation of the new orchestra after the closing of the New Orleans Symphony. Read more...
 
 
FACEBOOK: Jim's Page
 
WHY I AM IN THE UNION: Jim has been a life long member of the A.F. of M., first joining while still a student. "My goal was always to be a professional musician so there was never any doubt in my mind that I should be a member of the A.F. of M. That decision I made so many years ago has an undergraduate student has led to many opportunities throughout my career. It was the right decision for me and I think it's still the right decision for young musicians seeking a career in music."

 
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