The NYFC will celebrate its centennial season in 2019-20. Updates here.
The New York Flute Club sponsors:
- A professional concert series
- The New York Flute Fair
- An ensemble program
- A monthly newsletter
- An education program
- Commissions of new music for flute
- A variety of publications and recordings
- Free admission and one or more guest tickets to monthly concerts
- Ensemble program
- Access to extensive member directory
- Free listing of members' events in our online and newsletter calendars
- Monthly newsletter
Welcome to the New York Flute Club
Gerardo Levy (1924-2019)
The Club mourns the death of Gerardo Levy, longtime principal flutist of the New York City Opera and former NYFC board member. For more information on his career, please see our online obituary. The family welcomes contributions to the Gerardo Levy Education Fund, which will help support the NYFC's educational programs. We also thank the family for their generous donation of much of Gerardo's music library to the flute club, which will enhance our ensemble and educational activities.
The Centennial is coming! The Centennial is coming! Actually, the Centennial is here. Welcome to our 100th season. Plans are firming up for a spectacular season featuring our hometown all-star team. Details of the concert season will be announced soon.
Our trip to Governors Island on September 15 was awesome! Special thanks to Pat Zuber for organizing every detail, and to our wonderful conductors: NYFC ensemble directors Mark Vickers and Denise Koncelik and special guest conductors Stefani Starin, Lish Lindsey, Noelle Perrin, Nicolas Duchamp, Rochelle Itzen, Jayn Rosenfeld, and Bart Feller. Kudos to Jayn Rosenfeld for creating our centennial banner, which hung proudly at Liggett Arch. And hats off to the weather gods, who smiled on us. Event photos here.
Sunday, November 17: Gala Centennial Concert
8:00 pm, Merkin Hall
Join us to celebrate our centennial in a program of works premiered at the NY Flute Club and closely associated with it. The featured work will be our centennial commission: Five Andean Improvisations by Gabriela Lena Frank, played by Carol Wincenc. Other repertoire includes Georges Barrère’s own Nocturne and the Martinu sonata (Robert Langevin); the Burton Sonatina (Mindy Kaufman); Katherine Hoover’s Kokopeli (Paula Robison); Robert Dick playing his own Flute Photosynthesis; and Henry Brant’s Angels and Devils, with Linda Chesis as soloist and Michael Parloff conducting. Don’t miss it! Go here to order tickets (this special occasion is not part of the regular concert series).
Nancy Toff, president
Our 2019-2020 season of concerts and workshops
|September 15, 2019||100 Flutes for 100 Years (at Governors Island)|
|October 20, 2019||The Legacy of Samuel Baron|
|November 17, 2019||SPECIAL EVENT: Gala Centennial Concert (at Merkin Hall)**|
|December 15, 2019||Flutists of the New York Philharmonic|
|January 12, 2020||Flutists of the New York City Ballet|
|February 29, 2020||Flute Fair with guest artist Seth Morris, principal flutist of the
Metropolitan Opera (at W83 Ministry Center)
|March 29, 2020||Flutists and Friends of the American Ballet Theatre|
|April 19, 2020||Winners of the 2020 NYFC Competition with pre-concert mini-recital and masterclass with Paula Robison|
** Admission not included with membership
News and Updates
We are proud to announce that we have commissioned Gabriela Lena Frank to write a work for flute and piano to commemorate the centennial of the Flute Club. The score of Five Andean Improvisations has just arrived, and it will be premiered by Carol Wincenc at our gala centennial concert in November. It will be published by G. Schirmer. Find more about Ms. Frank here.
Become a Member
You can join or renew your membership online and, with membership, view our membership directory, edit your profile, and list your upcoming concerts in Member Events. More member benefits are listed on our membership registration page.
The New York Flute Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of flute playing and the appreciation of flute music. It provides a common meeting ground for professional, student, and amateur flutists and offers performance opportunities for flutists and composers. We welcome as members musicians and music lovers who are interested in the flute and flute music. Founded in1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States.