• Nicole Mitchell

After a performance in Milan, Italy, on September 14 Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell had her two flutes stolen from a car while the band enjoyed a celebratory meal. The loss of high-priced instruments can be devastating for a musician without an endorsement deal, and since then Mitchell has been borrowing flutes for gigs; the stolen instruments have not been recovered. Yesterday, however, Mitchell shared some good news on her Facebook page, and she’s given me permission to reprint it below.