The Club's ensemble program consists of scheduled, informal get-togethers of amateur and professional Club members who meet for the pleasure of playing the considerable body of music written for multiple flutes. A professional flutist coordinates activities and every effort is made to match players of similar abilities. The participants, who must be members in good standing of the Club, perform at least one concert per year.
Email Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved in the program. Please include your name, e-mail address, and level of playing (beginner, amateur, professional).
Meetings are held approximately monthly, typically on weekend afternoons. In most years, the rehearsals have been at Studios 353, 353 West 48th Street, 2nd floor (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Photos and reports of the NYFC Ensemble's activities in past seasons, starting with 2016-17, may be found here.
Rehearsal Schedule for the 2018-19 Season
353 West 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Annual Meeting and Concert (time, venue TBD):
Sunday, May 19, 2019
|Sunday, September 16, 2018||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Saturday, October 20, 2018||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Sunday, November 18, 2018||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Saturday, December 15, 2018||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Sunday, January 27, 2019||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Saturday, February 23, 2019||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Saturday, March 9, 2019||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Sunday, March 17, 2019 (Flute Fair)||All Day||Columbia University Faculty House|
|Sunday, April 28, 2019||2:00 - 4:00 pm||TBD|
|Sunday, May 19, 2019 (Annual Meeting)||TBD||TBD|
There are also informal ensemble reading sessions prior to many of the season's regular concerts. Watch the Newsletter for details.
Our September 16, 2018 Meet-up
Participants at the September 16 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz
Twenty-eight NYFC flutists (4 new and 24 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street (basement room) on Sunday, September 16. Co-director Denise Koncelik led the group through new repertoire planned for the coming season, including original compositions by McGinty (Masques), McMichael (A Gaelic Offering), Powning (Children's Suite), and Wood (Pedazitos) and an arrangement of Sousa's Washington Post march. Lauren Klasewitz conducted some seemingly minimalist-inspired Gina Luciani arrangements of video game themes. Co-director Mark Vickers, recouperating from a recent medical procedure, expects to be at the next rehearsal.
At intermission, the responses to "Tell us something new you did this summer and whether you would do it again" included first-time visits to new places (Ireland, Cape Cod, Maine, and the Grand Canyon), starting lessons on new instruments (Irish harp and violin), and building a PVC bass flute.