In The Atrium

featuring Flutist Lydia Roth & Pianist Kristy Olefsky

DATE: Sunday, May 2, 2pm

LOCATION: Walker Atrium at Walton Arts Center

TICKETS: FREE with reservation


2021-05-02 14:00:00 2021-05-02 15:30:00 America/Chicago In The Atrium In The Atrium with A Classical Afternoon Walton Arts Center

While attending this event, please follow these protocols for your safety and the safety of others:

  • Do not move tables or chairs. Stay seated at your designated table during the concert unless you are visiting concessions or the restroom.
  • Wear your mask when moving through the venue and while seated at your table, unless you are actively eating or drinking.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Hand sanitizing stations are available for use throughout the venue. 


Lydia Roth is an emerging orchestral flute player, soloist and chamber musician. She holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Lynn Conservatory of Music, both under the tutelage of Jeffrey Khaner, and has studied additionally in the summers at the National Orchestral Institute and at the Aspen Music Festival, where she will return this summer as a fellowship member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Roth currently holds the position of principal flute with Symphony in C, based in Camden, NJ, and also performs regularly as an associate member of the Columbus Symphony. She has performed as a substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. She has appeared internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Cadogan Hall in London, and has worked with conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Osmo Vänskä, Rossen Milanov and Sir Simon Rattle.

As a chamber musician and soloist, Lydia has appeared in venues across the country, including recital appearances in Palm Beach and Longwood Gardens. As part of Curtis on Tour, she has performed chamber music by Mozart throughout California as well as in London for a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Additionally, she has appeared as a concerto soloist with both the Lynn Philharmonia and Symphony in C.

Making her professional debut at age 10 with the Kammergild Symphony, Kristy Olefsky has soloed with many orchestras including the Town and Country Symphony, St. Charles Symphony, St. Louis Young People's Philharmonic, Webster University Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. She has been invited to present solo recitals at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall and Missouri State University. Kristy was a principal performer at the St. Louis Municipal Opera, a guest artist at the opening ceremony of the International Piano Pedagogy Teacher's Conference and was featured on NPR's "From the Top.”

Kristy attended Lynn Conservatory for her master's degree in collaborative piano where she studied with Lisa Leonard. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arkansas where she studied with Jura Margulis. Among her other teachers are Zena Ilyashov, Daniel Schene and Vera Parkin. She serves as faculty at Arkansas Music Conservatory, organist at First Presbyterian Church, Bentonville and orchestral pianist in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. She can be heard on the albums Notes from the Underground, Mirrors, Pa la Calle and Undreamed Shores.

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