Meet the Musicians: Joshua Smith


Name: Joshua Smith
Nickname: No nickname that I know of, unless you include Josh. Joshie only for my mother.
Instrument: Flute
Friday night libation: Negroni in spring/summer. Manhattan in fall/winter.

Favorite piece that's being performed at PCMF 2017 and why: I'm a huge fan of the Debussy Trio - the colors achieved by these three instruments used together are remarkable.

What are you looking forward to most about spending a week in the Bay Area? Sea lions.

What's the craziest or most memorable thing that's happened to you during a performance? Once, the front page of an accordion-folded part that seemed about 100 pages long flopped off the edge of my stand and trailed into the second violin section, with the tail staying behind on my stand. I had to haul it back and keep playing, all while a spotlight was shining on me and the rest of the flute section was doubled over in laughter.