Ensemble Spotlight: Clare Birmingham, Principal Flute

Claire joined Henderson Symphony Orchestra in 2010.

Along with the HSO, she performs with Portable Masterpieces, a traveling chamber orchestra; and she has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, Nevada Pops, and Opera Las Vegas, among other ensembles. In addition, Clare maintains a private flute studio out of her home in northwest Las Vegas. Clare worked to help the local music community thrive by volunteering countless hours to the Las Vegas Flute Club, a local non-profit organization. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in flute performance from UNLV. When she is not playing her flute, she loves spending time with her husband, TJ, and their beautiful children, Sophie and Caleb.  Why is HSO important to Clare?

"It provides a valuable service to the community by offering a place to hear masterworks being performed, but it's also valuable to the musicians, as it gives us an opportunity to perform incredible music."