2014 New York Flute Fair

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The 2014 New York Flute Fair featured the flutists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Stefán Höskuldsson,  Denis Bouriakov,  and Stephanie Mortimore, and Maron Khoury.  This year's Fair had a full schedule, listed in the program, of performances, workshops, exhibits, and, of course, NYFC's annual Competition. For a schedule guide, see below.  A schedule with descriptions is available also.





VIEW Michael Parlloff's 2014 video: Part 1 touches on the flutists' geographically diverse backgrounds, early training, practice habits, and persistence in the face of discouragement. Part 2 provides some "shop talk" about the special challenges and rewards of being a flutist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 

Fair Location
     Lighthouse International  
    111 East 59th Street   
    (between Lexington & Park Avenues)
    New York, New York

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change.


Event Descriptions

Schedule is subject to change.


Event Description
8:30 am-9:15 am
BV Hall      
WARM-UP: Jayn Rosenfeld will lead a Moyseinspired warm-up focusing on non-judgmental, constructive listening.
8:30 am-9:00 am
6th Floor Studio
CONCERT: WAKE UP AND TWEET! Piccolo works by Tilmann Dehnhard, Daniel Dorff, and Katherine Hoover performed by Lois Bliss Herbine, David Wechsler, and Stephen Tanzer.
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Cafe Dining Room,
Vending Room, and Room 110
EXHIBITS: Flute vendors and makers, music publishers and other members of the music industry will exhibit their products. Also visit the NYFC table for CDs and publications by NYFC members, NYFC merchandise, and the WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. Please pick up unsold items by 5:00 pm.
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Dance Studio & 4th Floor Classroom
Preliminary round of our annual competition for flutists ages 18-27.
9:00 am-9:30 am
6th Floor Studio
PICK UP THE PICC: A workshop for flutists who do not yet play the piccolo or for new piccoloists who would like to learn the secrets of the instrument. Led by associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Koren McCaffrey. Piccolos provided for the class by Weissman Music Co. and the Flute Center of New York
9:30 am-10:15 am
BV Hall
9:30 am-10:30 am
6th Floor Studio
10:30 am-11:30 am
BV Hall
MASTERCLASS with Stefán Höskuldsson on the Bach Sonata in E Minor and the Widor Suite

11:00 am-11:45 am
6th Floor Studio

11:45-3:00 pm
6th Floor Alcove

MEET MECH MOUTH, the mechanical student flutist. Physicist Katherine Saenger will introduce MechMouth, an artificial blower system for studying flute tone production. For flute students, teachers, and kids of all ages. After the program, the device will be displayed for further investigation in the 6th Floor Alcove.
11:30 am-12:30 pm
BV Hall
MASTERCLASS with DENIS BOURIAKOV on the Copland Duo and Karg-Elert Sonata Appassionata.
12:00 noon-12:45 pm
6th Floor Studio
STRONG BEGINNINGS & STABLE FOUNDATIONS: Building the Young Flutist.  Noelle Perrin, Suzuki Teacher-Trainer
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
BV Hall
NEW YORK ARTISTS RECITAL: Enjoy the brilliant artistry and diversity of associate musicians of the Metropolitan Opera: Koren McCaffrey, Erin
J. Bouriakov, Yevgeny Faniuk, and Patricia Wolf Zuber.
1:30 pm-2:15 pm
6th Floor Studio
PRINCIPLES OF EXERCISE FOR FLUTISTS: Physical therapist Ellen Shapiro will explain muscle basics: how the muscles used by flutists really work, strength vs. endurance, how to do active warmups, appropriate length of practice time (with rest periods), and how to cool down.
2:15 pm-3:15 pm
BV Hall
STUDENT ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE CONCERT: Enjoy our annual flute chamber ensemble showcase featuring talented student performers from a variety of local music schools.
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Dance Studio
YOGA FOR FLUTISTS: Nicole Newman will examine the three places of attention in the asana (posture) practice: the shape of the posture, the breathing system and the gazing point. She will also teach techniques for optimal weight distribution to avoid placing undue stress on sensitive joints.
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
4th Floor Classroom
KUHLAU MEET AND GREET: Bring your flutes and meet new chamber music partners for an informal get-together organized by Malcolm Spector. Read duets and trios by the composer nicknamed “the Beethoven of the flute” during his lifetime. Music will be supplied, but feel free to bring music you would like to read.
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
6th Floor Studio
NOW WE CAN SING: An Immigrant’s Tale in Flute, Song and Story. Learn the little known tale of the Judische Kulturbund in this moving and uplifting musical event chronicling the struggle of Jewish musicians in 1930s Germany. With flutist Barbara Siesel and singer/songwriter/storyteller Keith Torgan.
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
BV Hall
Results will be announced at the Gala Concert.
3:45 pm-5:00 pm
Dance Studio
Special guest conductor will be Nicolas Duchamp, noted French soloist and teacher. Bring your flute, piccolo, and alto flute and join in! All are welcome.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
6th Floor Studio
THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC: Music career consultants Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono provide advice on how classical musicians can successfully market themselves. Zara Lawler presents The Sustainable Studio, building and maintaining a flute studio as a business and a creative endeavor. Nicole Camacho talks about utilizing social media and how to create and fund musical projects.
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
BV Hall
GALA CONCERT: The Flutists of the Metropolitan Opera, Denis Bouriakov, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Maron Anis Khoury, and Stephanie Mortimore perform a program of virtuoso works by Barrère, Bach, Taffanel, Ichiyanagi, Liebermann, Felsenfeld, Paganini, and Tchaikovsky.

Our Presenters

For More Information

   Brochures & Information/Volunteers
     Deirdre McArdle             deirdre.mcardle.manning@gmail.com
     Patricia Zuber                zuber.flute@verizon.net
     Jeanne Wilson               JAWflute@aol.com
   Ensemble Program Session
    Mary-Ann Tu                   maryann.tu@gmail.com
   Registration Information
     Lucille Goeres                lgoeres@nyc.rr.com
   Student Ensembles
     Stefani Starin                 stefanistarin@gmail.com
   Corporate Sponsors
     Fred Marcusa                 fmarcusa@kayescholer.com
     David Wechsler               davewechs@earthlink.net
   Flute Fair Table & White Elephant Sale
     Nancy Toff                       nancy.toff@oup.com








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