In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.
Catherine Payne, piccolo
The flute and piccolo player, a San Francisco Symphony member for 15 years, has performed and recorded with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, and appeared on “Evening at Pops” telecasts. A former principal flutist of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Payne in 2003-04 appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim. Payne is an English major who graduated summa cum laude from both Tufts University and the New England Conservatory.