Flux Gallery will host a special reception to benefit the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) beginning at 6:00pm on Friday April 2, 2010. The reception will feature a performance by TSO principal flutist, Alexander “Sasha” Lipay. The reception and performance are free and open to the public. From all sales that evening, 30% (tax deductible to the buyer!) will go to the TSO. An open bar and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Prior to his appointment as TSO principal flute in 2006, Alexander “Sasha” Lipay was assistant principal flutist of the Debut Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles and principal flutist of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra in Seattle, the USC and UC Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestras. He has performed extensively as a soloist and as a chamber musician playing various recitals with woodwind quartet, quintet and other ensembles. He performed as a soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and 2009, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in 2007, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 and 2006. Seattle Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz has invited Mr. Lipay for a return performance this spring.