Denise Koncelik
Co-Director


Mark Vickers
Co-Director

Ensemble Program

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 or Mark Vickers if you would like to be involved in the program. Please include your name, e-mail address, and level of playing (beginner, amateur, professional).

Rehearsal Dates for the 2016-17 Season 

Location:    
                    Studios 353
                    353 West 48th Street
                    Floor 2
                    New York, NY 10036

Date / Time / Studio:
                  Saturday, September 10     2:00 - 4:00 pm     Studio 1
                  Sunday, October 23            1:00 - 3:00 pm     Studio 3
                  Saturday, November 19      2:00 - 4:00 pm     Studio 1
                  Saturday, December 10      2:00 - 4:00 pm     Studio 1
                  Sunday, January 29            1:00 - 3:00 pm     TBD
                  Saturday, February 18        2:00 - 4:00 pm     TBD
                  Sunday, March 26              2:00 - 4:00 pm      TBD
                  Saturday, April 22               2:00 - 4:00 pm     TBD

Annual Meeting and Concert:
Sunday, May 7, Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, between 35th &36th Streets, NYC), 4th floor, room 414, 3:00 pm

There are also informal ensemble reading sessions prior to many of the season's regular concerts. Watch the Newsletter for details.


Our March 26, 2017 Meet-up


Participants at the November 19 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Denise Koncelik

Eighteen NYFC members (16 returning and two new) met at Studios 353 for the Sunday, March 26 rehearsal. Special attention was paid to the pieces being considered for the May concert. Our icebreaker question for the session was "Where were you born?" (with answers ranging from NYC to Paris and China). 

 


2017 Flute Fair Performance

 


The NYFC Ensemble after their March 12 performance. Photo: Brian Klasewitz 

Eighteen members of the NYFC Ensemble performed in the Flute Ensemble Celebration event at the 2017 Flute Fair, held at Columbia University's Faculty House on March 12. Other flute ensembles on the program included DC Flutes, Uptown Flutes, and the Maliotis Chamber Players.


Our February 18, 2017 Meet-up


Participants at the February 18 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz
Twenty-four NYFC members (23 returning and one new) met at Studios 353 on Saturday, February 18. The group worked on the season's repertoire, with special attention paid to the four pieces that will be played at the Flute Fair's Flute Ensemble Celebration event on March 12.


Our January 29, 2017 Meet-up


Participants at the January 29 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

Twenty-three NYFC members (1 new and 22 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street on Sunday, January 29. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers conducted the various flute choir pieces the group has been working on, having a particularly good time with George Chave's Carousel. A subset of the group will be playing at the Ensembles Showcase event at this year's flute fair (on March 12).


Our December 10, 2016 Meet-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants at the December 10 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

Sixteen NYFC members (1 new and 15 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Co-director Mark Vickers conducted and said a few words of remembrance about Denise Koncelik's husband Joe, who he had met during the summer during a meeting with Densise to pick out the year's music. Group members signed a sympathy card. Highlights of the session were a selection of holiday favorites last played a few years back plus a new (to us) piece by Ricky Lombardo (The Flute Garden) and a new Malcolm Spector arrangement of J.S. Bach's Fugue No. 18 in G# Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 863) transposed to A minor for player convenience.


Our November 19, 2016 Meet-up

Participants at the November 19 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Denise Koncelik

Twenty-one NYFC members (3 new and 19 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street on Saturday, November 19. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers conducted the various flute choir pieces the group has been working plus two new Malcolm Spector arrangements of works by J.S. Bach—Fugue No. 5 in D Major, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 850) and the Fugue in C Major (BWV 932). Following the rehearsal, a several players set off for a group outing to Bryant Park's "Winter Village" with NYFC member Catherine Xu.


Our October 23, 2016 Meet-up

Participants at the October 23 ensembles meet-up. Photos: Brian Klasewitz

Seventeen NYFC members (4 new and 13 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street on Sunday October 23, a mild fall day, for the second ensembles session of the season. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers alternated conducting six flute choir pieces. The group read through two of William Averitt’s Four Southern Hymns, Deborah Anderson’s Reveries, and arrangements of Bruckner’s Apollo March, Joplin’s Cascades, Haydn’s St. Anthony Chorale, and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances (Suite No. 1). Following the rehearsal, a number of players set off for the New School’s Stiefel Hall (at 55 West 13th Street) for the NYFC’s “Music for Healing” workshop presented by Ruth Cunningham.


Our September 10, 2016 Meet-up

Participants at the September 10 ensembles meet-up. Photos: Brian Klasewitz

Twenty-two NYFC members (3 new and 19 returning) met at Studios 353 on West 48th Street during the sweltering September 10th heatwave. Co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers alternated conducting seven flute choir pieces. The group read through William Averitt's Four Southern Hymns, Deborah Anderson's Reveries, and arrangements of Bruckner's Apollo March, Joplin's Cascades, Haydn's St. Anthony Chorale, Faure's Pie Jesu, and eight madrigals.


Our April 2, 2016 Meet-up

Participants at the April 2 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

The New York Flute Club Ensemble Program met on Saturday, April 2, at Studios 353 in Manhattan. Nineteen members attended. The read group, conducted by Lauren Klasewitz and ensemble co-directors Denise Koncelik and Mark Vickers, read through pieces being considered for the May 15 concert.


Our March 19, 2016 Meet-up


Participants at the March 19 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Denise Koncelik

The New York Flute Club Ensemble Program met on Saturday, March 19, at Studios 353 in Manhattan. Seventeen returning members attended. The group voted on a choice of annual concert dates and venues, with the consensus preference being Sunday, May 15, at Pearl Studios. The group agreed to an additional rehearsal between the one scheduled for April 2 and the concert; a new one is now scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Malcolm Spector conducted his arrangement of J.S. Bach's Magnificat (D major, BWV 243) and Denise Koncelik directed the remaining selections being considered for the concert.


Our February 21, 2016 Meet-up


Participants at the February 21 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Brian Klasewitz

The New York Flute Club Ensemble rehearsed on Sunday, February 21 at Studios 353. Nineteen members attended (18 returning and 1 new). The group tuned and warmed up with Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus. Lauren Klasewitz conducted Suite Butterfly by Phyllis Avidan Louke; Denise Koncelik rehearsed Reveries by Deborah J. Anderson and Little Red Monkey by Jack Jordan; and Mark Vickers conducted Traffic Jam by Ricky Lombardo and Under the Double Eagle (March) by J.F. Wagner. Several people were able to try their hands at the alto and bass flutes.


Our January 24, 2016 Meet-up


NYFC members at the January 24 ensembles meet-up. Photo: Jay Pendley

The New York Flute Club Ensemble rehearsed on Sunday, January 24 at Studios 353. Eight brave souls (7 returning members and 1 guest) made it to the January 24, 2016 meeting, braving slush and subways one day after a blizzard that left a near-record 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park. Mark Vickers and Denise Koncelik conducted while playing. The group read two new arrangements by Malcolm Spector from the Bach Magnificat, a Puccini-inspired Suite Butterfly by Phyllis Louke, Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 by Respighi, Reveries by Deborah Anderson, Blues for Two, Three or Four and Song for L.G. by Marvin Falcon, Little Red Monkey by Jack Jordan, and Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.