"Sarah Beth Hanson. . .stunned the audience with her tremendous facility. . ."
The Argus, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sarah Beth enjoyed a long tenure as principal flutist of the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Louisiana Sinfonietta and continues to actively pursue a solo career. Sarah Beth resides on a farm in Hickory Corners, Tennessee with husband Kenny and their son, Ethan. . .and a menagerie of four-footed friends.
Sarah Beth received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Florida State University, and has held faculty positions at Southeastern Louisiana University and New Mexico's Hummngbird Music Camp.
Sarah Beth has been a featured soloist throughout Louisiana, and is in frequent demand as a recitalist. In 1999, Sarah Beth gave her New York debut in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, and enjoyed a return engagement in 2000.
In 2004, Sarah Beth toured Greece and performed a solo recital at the Sycrono Conservatory in Athens and was featured in a chamber concert at the Parnassas Theatre of Athens, premiering three pieces written for the concert. Also in 2004, she performed at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC sponsored by the Hellenic Society Prometheas, Greek Ministry of Culture and was a tribute to Greece and the 2004 Summer Olympics.
In 2002, Sarah Beth released her first solo CD, "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair," a collection of beloved French masterpieces by Debussy, Faure, Bizet and others. Sarah Beth's flute artistry can also be heard on other CDs including a collection by acclaimed composer Dinos Constantinides.
"Hanson played with poetic quality. . .and received a hearty ovation."
State Times, Baton Rouge
Sarah Beth has performed extensively as a recitalist and can be contacted for appearances in: chamber programs, galleries and museums, artist series, visiting artist programs, festivals and summer music camps, lecture recitals, educational and outreach programs. Contact Sarah Beth via e-mail if you are interested in booking her for your venue or artist series!
"Her performance. . .was exceptional. Her tone, phrasing, and overall musicianship were above reproach."
The Advocate, Baton Rouge
" Sarah Beth Hanson' s virtuostic piping....elicited howls of praise from audience members"
Christopher Blank;The Commercial Appeal, Memphis