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
Dear members and friends,
January at the Flute Club features a distinguished past winner of the NYFC Competition for our Sunday concert and a Princeton-trained woodwind doubler for our “I Just Wanna Play!” series. On Thursday, January 20 (7:00 pm, free Zoom preregistration required) we will welcome alto flute and saxophone player Irwin Hall, who will present an interactive class on doubling and improvising. Send your advance questions to email@example.com and have your flutes at the ready.
Then, on Sunday, January 23, for our regular 5:30 pm concert series, we will present our first in-person event since the February 2020 NY Flute Fair! Flutist Julietta Curenton, now teaching at Brooklyn College and performing nationwide as soloist and chamber musician, will present a program featuring the NY premiere of Niiji Memories, a flute concerto by James Lee III that she premiered in October 2021 with the Columbia (Ellicott City, MD) Orchestra.
In-person attendees of the January 23 concert should note both the COVID protocols and the possibly unfamiliar venue. The concert will be at the Theatre at St. Jean's, 150 East 76th Street, NYC (just off Lexington, and just a block from the 77th Street stop of the #6 train); proof of vaccination is required (minimum 2 shots for adults, 1 for kids), with vaccination cards checked at entry, and all members of the audience must wear masks.
For more information on these events, including an interview of Julietta by her former teacher and now colleague, Carol Wincenc, and a recap of Miguel Villanueva’s November “I Just Wanna Play!” event, please take a look at the January 2022 NYFC Newsletter.
Also, please look ahead and mark your calendars for our February dates:
Thursday, February 17: Tango! with Marcelo Alvarez (part of the "I Just Wanna Play!" series)
Sunday, February 20: Sooyun Kim, artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Missed an event earlier in the season or want to see it again? Videos of most of the Club’s events can be found on the Club’s YouTube channel. Scroll left or right, or click on the “Videos” tab if you don’t immediately see the one you want. And a recorded-live video of the January 23 concert should be up a few days after the event. Happy viewing!
And if you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2021-22, there’s no time like the present. You can easily join or renew online or print and mail the membership form.
See you soon, in-person or online!
Our 2021-2022 season of concerts and events
Click here for season details.
|October 17, 2021||C||Maxence Larrieu: Mostly French music from the Joseph Rampal School|
|October 21, 2021||T||Search and Play with Dotti Anita Taylor and Chip Shelton|
|November 18, 2021||T||Miguel Villanueva, flute|
|November 21, 2021||C||Alhelí Pimienta: Mexican/Latin American music|
|December 16, 2021*||T||Études with Jin Ta, flute|
|December 19, 2021*||C||Sonora Slocum, flute|
|January 20, 2022*||T||Irwin Hall, alto flute|
|January 23, 2022||C||Julietta Curenton, flute|
|February 17, 2022||T||Tango! with Marcelo Alvarez|
|February 20, 2022||C||Sooyun Kim, flute|
|March 12, 2022||C||Massed flutes will perform Julia Wolfe's NFA-commisisoned Oxygen|
|March 17, 2022||T||Hawk Henries, Eastern Woodlands flutes|
|April 23, 2022||Flute Fair 2022 ("I Just Wanna Play") with guest artist Valerie Coleman|
|May 2022||C||2022 NYFC Competition winners|
|May 2022||Annual meeting and Ensemble Program concert|
* Connection details available
News and Updates
Do you JUST WANNA PLAY? Announcing the NYFC’s “Small Ensembles” Program
A matchmaking service for NYFC members who wish to play in groups of two to four or five players in their own homes. See the December 2021 NYFC Newsletter for details and/or contact Tereasa Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing the 2022 Young Musicians Contest
Caroline Sonett-Assor, Coordinator
The Young Musicians Contest is open to four age groups spanning ages 8 to 18. This year's contest requires video entries and an in-person Flute Fair performance by the winners. New for this year: an additional instrument category—non-Western flutes. Videos due February 13, 2022. Details here.
Announcing the 2022 New York Flute Club Competition
Kaoru Hinata, Coordinator
Flutists ages 18-27 are eligible to compete in the annual New York Flute Club Competition. Preliminary and final rounds will be held on April 23, 2022, with the final round presented at the New York Flute Fair that day. Each prize winner wins a cash honorarium and will perform on the Flute Club's concert series in May. The application deadline is March 25, 2022.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The New York Flute Club is looking for individuals to participate in a newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The committee will meet periodically throughout the year and discuss ways to promote DEI within the club. If you are interested in joining (NYFC member or not), please contact Nicole Schroeder Raimato at email@example.com.
Flute Fair 2021: A Virtual Toolbox INFO PROGRAM BOOK
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.