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Diane Schick, Flute

Ten questions about me:

How did you choose your instrument?

My father was a lawyer who played the violin, clarinet and sax. My mother studied piano professionally but played brass and woodwinds.

What is your favorite thing about performing music?

The passion and excitement. The variety. The memories. The excitement of performing symphony, opera, ballet, and pops.

What is the most challenging work for your instrument?

20th C. music where the composer does not know the idiosyncrasies of my instrument!

What is your most memorable performance with the Kansas City Symphony?

The first performance in the Lyric and the first rehearsal at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

My son Jason and my daughter Jessica. Loved playing in Carnegie Hall.

Tell us about your family and your hobbies.

My daughter, Jessie, played Varsity goalie for 4 years and sang all over Europe. She is at JCCC on soccer scholarship. My son, Jason, just graduated from Avila. He is a professional goalie with the new indoor soccer team, KS Magic.

What quality do you most admire in others?


Which is your Kansas City Barbecue “joint” of choice?

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

What's your "top pick" for downtown dining, or for a post-concert drink or dessert?

WEBSTER HOUSE, because of Shirley Helzberg. Grunauers, because they have been so supportive of the orchestra.

What is your favorite city that you've visited or lived in and why?

Cesny Krumlov, in the Czech Republic. I went to Salzberg, Vienna and Prague. Loved it!