2020-2021 (101st Season)

Unless otherwise noted, concerts will be virtual events held on Sundays at 5:30 pm (estimated time: 60 mins) and Solo Series will be virtual events held on Thursdays at 7:30 pm (estimated time: 30 mins). 

Admission: All events (with the exception of the Flute Fair) are free to NYFC members.

For a postable flyer of our 2020-2021 season, click here. Information about past seasons can be found here.

October 22, 2020 - Solo Series

Syrinx and Blue-Tune Verses

Patricia Spencer on Noel Da Costa's Blue-Tune Verses and Claude Debussy's Syrinx.
Related article from the October 2020 NYFC Newsletter here

October 25, 2020 - Concert

Gabriela Lena Frank program

Carol Wincenc (Five Andean Improvisations) and Demarre McGill (Kanto Kechua No. 3) with composer Gabriela Lena Frank and pianist Bryan Wagorn. Moderated by Jayn Rosenfeld.


November 5, 2020 - Solo Series

The Evolution of Edgard Varèse's Density 21.5

A comparative analysis of the 1936 (original) and 1946 (now-standard) edition of Edgard Varèse's Density 21.5. With flutist Molly Barth and Sacher Foundation scholar Felix Meyer. Moderated by Nancy Toff.

Felix Meyer's article, "Flute Piece with a Past: Density 21.5 Revisited," available here (by permission of the Sacher Foundation).

November 12, 2020 - Education and Enrichment

Zooming into Virtual Teaching

A panel discussion with master teachers Leone Buyse, Tereasa Payne, and Ransom Wilson about techniques of successfully teaching virtually. Chaired by Jeff Mitchell.

November 15, 2020 - Concert

Claire Chase and the Density 2036 Project

2012 MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase will perform the latest pieces from her Density 2036 Project. 

December 3, 2020 - Solo Series

Meg Griffith and John Heiss

Meg Griffith will interview John Heiss about his works for flute, illustrated with the composer’s recording of his Etudes, a recording of which can be found on the NYFC's Luening CD (liner notes here, sheet music for Etude No. 1 here).

December 13, 2020 - Concert

Winners of the 2020 NYFC Competition

Winners of the 2020 NYFC Competition: Jonah Murphy (1st), Julie Nah Kyung Lee (2nd), and
Hunter O'Brien (3rd) 

January 14, 2021 - Solo Series

Emily Beynon on the works of Marius Flothuis 

Emily Beynon, principal flutist of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, on the works of Marius Flothuis, including Aubade and his cadenzas for the Mozart flute concerti.

January 24, 2021 - Concert

Janet See, baroque flute (with harpsichord)


February 25, 2021 - 7:30 pm - Education

Robert Dick Virtual Masterclass 

Composer Robert Dick will coach selected students on his compositions of their choice. Questions? Contact masterclass coordinator Jessica Taskov (JessicaAuraTaskov@gmail.com).

February 28, 2021 - Concert

Solo Flute Spectacular 

Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Bonita Boyd, Stephanie Jutt, Alexa Still, and Paul Taub will perform a selection of overlooked gems from the unaccompanied flute literature

March 11, 2021 - Solo Series

Mary Oleskiewicz, flute 

Mary Oleskiewicz performs the Bach Partita in A Minor and discusses her latest scholarly discoveries about this formidable piece.

March 18, 2021 - 7:30 pm - Education

Katherine Borst Jones, flute 

Best Foot Forward: Katherine Borst Jones presents a performance enhancement workshop

March 21, 2021 - Concert

Adam Sadberry, flute 

Adam Sadberry, acting principal flute of the Memphis Symphony, will play seven live-streamed solo flute pieces on a nature theme.

April 10-11, 2021 - All Day - Flute Fair

2021 New York Flute Fair: A Virtual Toolbox 

Julien Beaudiment, Flute Fair guest artist

April 11, 2021 - Flute Fair Concert

Winners of the 2021 NYFC Competition

Winners of the 2021 NYFC Competition: Min Ha Kim (1st prize), Tyler Martin (2nd prize), and Cameron Cullen (3rd prize)

May 6, 2021 - 7:30 pm - Education

Gary Schocker Virtual Masterclass

Flutist/composer Gary Schocker will coach selected participants on compositions of their choice. 

May 13, 2021 - 7:30 pm - Special Event

Career Challenge 2021 Winners Concert

Career Challenge Winners Martha Long and Jeff Mitchell in a recital to include Valerie Coleman's Danza de la Mariposa and Bozza's Image.

May 27, 2021 - Solo Series

Bonita Boyd and the Flute Music of Samuel Adler

Bonita Boyd performs solo flute pieces by Samuel Adler; Bonnie and Nancy Toff in conversation with Sam about his work.

June 13, 2021 - 5:30 pm - Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2021





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