The NYFC will celebrate its centennial season in 2019-20. Updates here.
The New York Flute Club sponsors:
- A professional concert series
- The New York Flute Fair
- An ensemble program
- A monthly newsletter
- An education and enrichment program
- Commissions of new music for flute
- A variety of publications and recordings
- Free admission and one guest ticket to monthly concerts
- Ensemble program
- Access to extensive member directory
- Free listing of members' events in our online and newsletter calendars
- Monthly newsletter
Welcome to the New York Flute Club
I am excited to invite you to the Flute Club’s November 11 concert, when we will commemorate Armistice Day, the end of World War I, with a program that features great music from the Great War era. Judy Mendenhall, Soo-Kyung Park, Laura Gilbert, and their chamber music colleagues will perform some of the core works of our repertoire—the Hüe Fantaisie, Gaubert’s Trois Aquarelles, and the Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp—as well as moving and evocative music by Lili Boulanger and Arnold Bax that may be less familiar. Read about the Great War and Modern Music in our most recent newsletter.
I also want to remind you of some other activities on our calendar:
• The ensemble program meets monthly; the next session is on Sunday, November 18. Click here for more information.
• Our education program is gearing up and welcomes your program suggestions and your time; if you’re interested, please contact education co-chairs Julietta Curenton or Amy Appleton.
• Details of the Young Musicians Contest are now posted on the website; please encourage your precollegiate students to participate. The application deadline is January 18, 2019 (early-bird) January 25, 2019 (regular deadline). Thanks to Barbara Siesel for running the contest this year.
• Details of the New York Flute Club Competition are also available. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Kaoru Hinata is the competition coordinator.
We also need your help in a few key areas: expanding our social media presence, adding some features to our website, and a video project. If you or your students have expertise in any of these areas, please send me an email and join our merry crew.
Finally, I want to announce that I have exceeded my goal of swimming 100 miles for the Kincaid Centennial Challenge. Thanks to those members who have already contributed generously to our centennial fund; we have a long way to go, and those who would like to join the effort—which will support our centennial commission and various centennial concerts and activities—can contribute online (by paypal) or by check.
I look forward to seeing you on November 11.
Nancy Toff, President
|October 21, 2018||Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday Celebration|
|November 11, 2018||Armistice Day Concert: Music of the World War I Era|
|December 16, 2018||Aaron Goldman|
|January 13, 2019||NY Jewish Composers (at Center for Jewish History)|
|March 3, 2019||Karl-Heinz Schütz|
|March 17, 2019||Flute Fair with Jeffrey Khaner|
|April 28, 2019||Winners of the 2019 NYFC Competition|
|Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday||Armistice Day Concert: Music of the WW I Era||Aaron Goldman||New York Jewish Composers||Karl-Heinz Schütz||Jeffrey Khaner|
News and Updates
We are proud to announce that we have commissioned Gabriela Lena Frank to write a work for flute and piano to commemorate the centennial of the Flute Club. It will be premiered at a gala concert next season and will be published by G. Schirmer. Find more about Ms. Frank here.
Become a Member
You can join or renew your membership online and, with membership, view our membership directory, edit your profile, and list your upcoming concerts in Member Events. More member benefits are listed on our membership registration page.
The New York Flute Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of flute playing and the appreciation of flute music. It provides a common meeting ground for professional, student, and amateur flutists and offers performance opportunities for flutists and composers. We welcome as members musicians and music lovers who are interested in the flute and flute music. Founded in1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States.