Denise Koncelik
Co-Director


Mark Vickers
Co-Director

Ensemble Program


Participants in the ensemble program concert at the May 6, 2018 annual meeting. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

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 ensembles@nyfluteclub.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 

Location:    
Studios 353
353 West 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Annual Meeting and Concert (time, venue TBD):
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Date Time Room
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 November 18, 2018 Meet-up


Participants at the November 18 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

     Twenty-five NYFC flutists (1 new and 24 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street on Sunday, November 18. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers led the group, assisted by NYFC member Lauren Klasewitz.
     At intermission people named their favorite (or least favorite) holiday. The responses included “Any holiday I don’t have to work,” universally warm thoughts about Thanksgiving, and ambivalance about Christmas (“I love the presents,” “Too much focus on presents,” and “My favorite holiday even though I celebrate Hanukkah.”).


Our October 20, 2018 Meet-up


Participants at the October 20 ensembles meet-up. Photos: Denise Koncelik

     Twenty-six NYFC flutists (6 new and 20 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street (basement room) on Saturday, October 20. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers led the group through the season's repertoire sightread at the previous session.
     In keeping with the season, the intermission question was, "Tell us about your favorite Halloween costume or scariest movie." People typically recalled their own costumes (most memorable were ones leaving the wearer unrecognizable to his or her friends), those of their kids (a walking stick of butter, for one), or those seen in Halloween parades (a dancing Tetris set and a portable set of living room furniture). The winner for scariest movie was Night of the Living Dead.


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.