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Concerts at the Crane: David Houston & Joy Cline ~ Flute & Piano

Join us for a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful historic Richardson Building featuring David Houston on flute Joy Cline Phinney on piano.


Joy Cline Phinney, piano, a native of Boulder, Colorado, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals across the United States and in Europe. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano from The Juilliard School, where she studied with William Masselos, Adele Marcus, and Samuel Sanders, and a D.M.A. in Ensemble Arts from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Ellen Mack and Robert McDonald.  Joy has collaborated in chamber music concerts, recording projects, and radio and television programs with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others, and for more than two decades has appeared annually with headlined artists on the Faculty Showcase concerts at the Sarasota (Florida) Music Festival. She is also a Resident Artist with Castle of Our Skins and a member of the Boston Public Quartet. Joy has also held faculty appointments with the Cremona International Academy in Italy, the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, and Easton Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts. Her recording credits (available on include Our American Roots: Music for Cello and Piano (Delos), and Rider on the Plains (Albany Records), both with cellist Emmanuel Feldman.

David B. Houston, flute, was a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Indiana University when he accepted the position of Marketing Director for Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. in 1990. There he also learned flute finishing and was a headjoint tester. He was Director of Customer Service when he left Powell Flutes in 1998 to work for Brannen Brothers Flute Makers, Inc. He remained there until 2007, when he was asked to return to Powell Flutes as Director of Quality. During his 20 year tenure at Powell and Brannen, Mr. Houston was directly involved in and responsible for many various facets of flute, piccolo and headjoint design and construction. In 2010 he left Powell to return to and pursue his first love of teaching and performing by starting the Houston Flute Studio for students of all levels which he maintains in Cambridge and Framingham, MA. Mr. Houston is on the flute faculty at Powers Music School, Floot Fire! Boston and Performing Arts Center of Metrowest, where he conducts the PAC Flute Ensemble. He is the private flute instructor for the University Wind Ensemble at Boston College, and he has worked as the flute section coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Houston performs regularly with “Trio Tableau”, comprised of himself, pianist, Joy Cline Phinney and Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist, Catherine French.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.  



Please note that there is limited capacity seating at 100 seats. Seats are available at first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event. Can’t make it in person? This event will be livestreamed to our Youtube channel. 


Apr 23 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
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