Yvonne Caruthers

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    Meet the Instrument: The Flute- Part 1: The Basics

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    Meet the Instrument: The Flute- Part 3: Types of Flutes

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    Meet the Instrument: The Flute- Part 4: Flute Techniques

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    Meet the Instrument: The Flute-Part 2: Flute Materials

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    Meet the Instrument: The Oboe- Part 1: The Basics

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    Meet the Instrument: The Oboe- Part 2: Playing

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    Meet the Instrument: The Oboe- Part 3: Reeds

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    Meet the Instrument: The Oboe- Part 4: Odds & Ends

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 1

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 2

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 3

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 4

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 5

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 6

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    Meet the Instrument: The Violin Part 7



Biography

Cellist Yvonne Caruthers joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 1978. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, she played with the orchestras of Syracuse, Rochester, Denver, and Buffalo before joining the NSO. She has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, George Mason University Symphony, and American Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Ms. Caruthers teaches privately and is active as both recitalist and chamber musician throughout the Washington area.

In addition to her work as a member of the NSO, Ms. Caruthers has an active role with the Smithsonian, preparing seminars on such topics as "The Life and Music of Rimsky-Korsakov", and "Math and Music: Closer Than You Think". This season she is also lecturing for the education department of the Kennedy Center, on topics related to The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, as well as on composers Benjamin Britten and Frank Bridge. In March 2012 she appears again at the Terrace Theater with Bowen McCauley Dance, in a program of works for solo instruments and dancers.

Ms. Caruthers is the creator and producer of a series of "Connections" programs: "Science and Music", "Language and Music", "Math and Music," and "History and Music."  These programs have been performed at the Kennedy Center, throughout the US during the NSO's American Residencies, and they have also been taped for distribution on satellite television programs.
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