HEADLINE GUEST ARTIST: PATRICK WILLIAMS
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL FLUTIST OF THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Patrick Williams was appointed associate principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2018 by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He was previously the principal flutist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and co-principal flutist of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Nishinomiya, Japan. Mr. Williams has also performed in ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Princeton Symphony and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons he was the Flute Fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival mentored by Mark Sparks. Mr. Williams has collaborated with Maestros Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Robert Spano, Michael Stern, Rossen Milanov, and Otto-Werner Mueller, among others.