Wood, Silver and Gold
A Flutist's Life
By John Wion
Published by Lulu
This book was inspired by several members from the flute list and others, including; Helen Spielman, Larry Krantz, Jennifer Gardner, Marjorie Pawling, Betty Caroli, Robert Bigio, Nancy Toff, and Nathan Zalman.
John Wion was principal flute of the New York City Opera for thirty-seven years and professor of flute at The Hartt School, Conneticut for thirty years. In a career that spanned all aspects of the music business, he performed as soloist, chamber musician, and in symphony and ballet orchestras, as well as on Broadway and in recording studios. His extraordinary autobiography encompasses these experiences along with the fascinating life he built around them and his travels around the world.