BrSO Flutissimo, the four Brockton Symphony flutes, was founded in 2017 by BrSO piccoloist, Lorrie Hassan. The quartet performs in Brockton and the surrounding areas, including the Brockton Public Library Music Series, Brockton Symphony Chamber Concerts, the Chinese New Year celebration in
Quincy and various local events.
Susan Caplan is the co-principal flutist and Chairperson of the Brockton Symphony. She is also a member of the Wellesley Symphony, Quincy Symphony, and MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with the Newton Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Savoyard Light Opera Company, and the Sudbury Savoyards. Ms. Caplan’s primary teachers include Steven Finley, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Elinor Preble, and William Grass. Susan is on the Board of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and was one of the founders of MusicCounts! in Canton. Susan enjoys teaching flute, learning, reading, Pilates, hiking, dancing, cooking, nature, architecture, singing, and spending time with her husband Michael and her three grown-up children.
Barbara Clement plays second Flute and piccolo with the Cape Ann Symphony, Quincy Symphony, and Melrose Symphony. She is on the Quincy Symphony Board of Directors. Barbara is an instructor of Classical, Traditional and Contemporary Music for beginning through advanced flute, oboe, and piano at the Southeast School of Music in South Easton. Barbara has taught flute at Eastern Nazarene College, Louisiana State University, and the University of Wyoming. She has performed in various orchestras and chamber ensembles in Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Lorrie Hassan is the founder of BrSO Flutissimo quartet. She has played in Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Falmouth Chamber Players, Firebird Pops Orchestra, Melrose Orchestra and Quincy Symphony. She also established and coached flute choirs at Taunton High School and Sharon High School. She teaches private flute lessons in North Easton. She enjoys crafting in her spare time.
A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Sandra Medeiros holds a master’s degree in music education from Gordon College. She teaches 7th and 8th grade instrumental music in the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools. Sandra studied under Susan Thomas as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island. She plays with the Tri-County Symphonic band, Marion Concert Band, and performs regularly throughout the southeastern Massachusetts area.