Musical Storytelling: A Workshop from the Perspective of a Flutist Without Borders

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 4:30pm

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Education and Enrichment: Musical Storytelling: A Workshop from the Perspective of a Flutist Without Borders
An interactive pre-concert workshop for student flutists and adults
Virtual event; admission/access is free. Click here.


Virtual event; admission/access is free. Click here.

Musical Storytelling: A Workshop from the Perspective of a Flutist Without Borders

The New York Flute Club is excited to announce that flutist Alhelí Pimienta will be leading an interactive educational workshop before her concert on Sunday, November 21st. The workshop will be held synchronously on Zoom at 4:30pm; participants are encouraged to turn their camera on! The concert that follows starts at 5:30 pm.

Join Alhelí to explore Latin American classically-inspired music for flute and the stories behind a few of the pieces that she will perform during the concert. She will share about her own story, including what it’s like to be an artist of color, a “cultural ambassador” and how she works to connect people across borders through music. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories, too! As an added bonus, a few of the composers of music featured in the concert will be gifting sheet music for their songs to the participants who attend this workshop. The target audience is student flutists at the beginner to intermediate level, but ALL are welcome to attend, students and adults. We hope to see you at this inspiring workshop.

Workshop materials for reference:

  • The Magic Mountain by Alhelí Pimienta and Adrian Kostic (pdf)
  • Alhelí's reads for children (pdf)
  • Alhelí's reads for leaders (pdf)

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Alhelí Pimienta has been a touring performing artist since age 11. Her playing expertise spans all the instruments in the flute family (from the piccolo to the contrabass) as well as a variety of folk flutes. Her experiences as a music academic, performer, organizer, and curator have left her with a keen sense of how live classical music can affect the hearts and minds of listening audiences around the world.

Ms. Pimienta has curated hundreds of different performances and festivals in North America, including events at large conventions such as the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival, International Flute and Piccolo Convention of Monterrey, Canadian Flute Convention, as well as dozens of international chamber music tours and independent productions with some of the world's most prestigious classical, folk and jazz musicians.

She is a flute teacher and faculty member at the Kingsway Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. She is known for Flute Sprint, a method she created to train aspiring professional flutists through sensory stimulation and sensorimotor therapy.

Ms. Pimienta studied flute performance in Mexico, France, Brazil, USA, Canada. She has a master's degree from the University of Idaho, an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of Music, and has completed four years of doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. She is a Yamaha Artist and performs world on a handmade 18k gold flute.

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