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Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman

A former Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra flutist nationally known for the four recitals she gave at Carnegie Hall, Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman, who died in 2008, was a member of the faculty of the University at Buffalo Music Department where she was also first flutist with the Slee Sinfonietta.

A Western New York native, Hoffman studied at the Manhattan School of Music and joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 23, hired by its then-music director, Michael Tilson Thomas. She played flute with the orchestra for 19 years. Well known for her wit and whimsicality, while she was on the UB faculty, Hoffman formed the flute advocacy group Who-o-o-osh.

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