Catherine Payne, who joined the SFS in 1996, performed and recorded with the Boston Symphony as acting second flute for two seasons. She was formerly principal flute of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and associate principal flute and piccolo player with the Portland Symphony. She has also performed in Chicago and Europe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and she has appeared as soloist with the SFS, Portland Symphony, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. A native of Hartford, CT, Ms. Payne graduated from both the New England Conservatory and Tufts. She is currently a flute coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra.