The New York Flute Club: A Centennial History
NYFC archivist and historian Nancy Toff narrates the storied history of the New York Flute Club, the oldest non-keyboard musical instrument organization in the world. From its beginnings in Georges Barrère’s apartment—a reading of the Kuhlau Grand Quartet—to 100 flutes performing at Governors Island, the club has served as a model for flute clubs worldwide. Founded by Georges Barrère and his students and colleagues, among them William Kincaid and Lamar Stringfield, it has presented some 700 professional concerts featuring a who’s who of professional flutists and has witnessed more than 190 premieres. Its competition, founded in the 1970s, has helped launch the careers of many important flutists worldwide.
The 36-page booklet includes a rich selection of archival photographs and concert programs, a list of the 190-plus works premiered at the Club, the winners of the New York Flute Club Competition, and the winners of its two composition competitions.