Notable Dates in the Club's History

December 5, 1920   The Club holds its first organizational meeting
December 31, 1920   The Club is incorporated by New York State; first meeting
January 5, 1921   First regular meeting of the Club
1922   The Club publishes Robert Russell Bennett's Rondo Capriccioso for four flutes
February 26, 1928   Flute collector and acoustician Dayton C. Miller is guest of honor, giving a talk "On the Gentle Art of Flute Playing"; the rest of the program is composed and played by Quinto Maganini, with John Kirkpatrick at the piano
December 18, 1938   Recital of new music for flute and piano by Georges Barrere; includes Gaubert's Sonatine, Marion Bauer's Five Greek Lyrics, Richard Franko Goldman's Divertimento, and the New York premiere of Eugene Goossens' Three Pictures
March 31, 1940   First known Flute Club recital by John Wummer
April 29, 1945   Milton Wittgenstein and Harry Moskovitz give a program of first performances of chamber music written originally for various combinations of two flutes, guitar, violin, viola, and cello
December 21, 1947   Carleton Sprague Smith, flutist and musicologist, comments on historical recordings of John Lemmone, Arthur Brooke, Emil Prill, John Amadio, Barrere, Moyse, and others
1948   Eldin Burton wins the Club's first (and, until 2014, only) composition competition for his Sonatina for flute and piano (published by Carl Fischer)
January 29, 1950   The Club sponsors the first appearance in the United States of the Moyse Trio (Marcel Moyse, flute; Blanche Honegger-Moyse, violin, and Louis Moyse, piano and flute)
December 18, 1966   Harvey and Sophie Sollberger, flutes, assisted by Otto Luening, flute and Charles Wuorinen, piano, give a program of contemporary compositions by Luciano Berio, Chou Wen-chung, Charles Wuorinen, Luening, Kazuo Fukushima, Mario Davidovsky, and Sollberger
1976   The Club publishes a record, The Flute in American Music, to commemorate the American bicentennial
February 20, 1977   Laurence Trott presents the Club's first piccolo recital
December 13, 1981   Theobald Boehm Memorial Concert, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his death, with Samuel Baron, Paige Brook, James Hosmer, Karl Kraber, Eleanor Lawrence, and Gary Schocker
December 14, 1986   Concert to Remember and Honor Harold Bennett
October 22, 1989   A concert to celebrate the memory of Marcel Moyse on the 100th anniversary of his birth
March 19, 1994   First New York Flute Fair held, with Jean-Pierre Rampal as guest artist
March 21, 1998   The Fourth New York Flute Fair honors Julius Baker
March 11, 2001   The Seventh New York Flute Fair honors the memory of Jean-Pierre Rampal, with appearances by biographer Denis Verroust, Michel Debost, Karl Kraber, and Eugenia Zukerman
2014   Composition competition is reinstated