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
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.
In the meantime, please save these dates:
Sunday, September 15: 100 Flutes for 100 Years at Governors Island
(At least) 100 flutists will take the ferry to Governors Island to play flute choirs. Rehearsal is at 3:00 pm, performance at 4:00 pm, and then we’ll have a BYO picnic (with centennial treats). We welcome both established flute choirs and individuals of all ages and levels to join in the fun. Please contact Pat Zuber [firstname.lastname@example.org] for more information. Details/updates here. Rain date: September 22.
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! Watch this space for information on how to order tickets.
August 1-5: NFA Convention
Over the summer, many of us will be traveling to Salt Lake City for the National Flute Association convention, August 1-4. On Thursday, August 1, at 5:45 pm I will gave a talk on 100 Years of the New York Flute Club, with performances of historic NYFC premieres by Carol Wincenc, Mindy Kaufman, Rie Schmidt, Wendy Stern, and Kathleen Nester (who are also playing on other programs). Metropolitan Opera principal Chelsea Knox will play the Burton concerto. Other NYFC performers include Kristen Gygi, Patricia Harper, Stephanie Jutt, John McMurtery, Hannah Porter Occeña, Chip Shelton, and Barbara Siesel. (If I’ve missed someone, let me know.)
Have a wonderful summer.
Nancy Toff, president
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.
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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.