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First Tuesdays Online with GPFS

Where the talented and passionate community of GPFS Members provide online performances and workshops!

7:00 - 8:00 pm PST, Free for GPFS Members, $5 for Non-Member Guests.

Scroll down to learn more about First Tuesdays and see the calendar of events, including our next session!

Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.

Moshe Feldenkrais, 1904 – 1984

Background on Guest Artist

flutist, retired physical therapist and Feldenkrais certified practitioner.

Read more details about this session here - 

First Tuesday December 2022 Additional Details.pdf

Our Feldenkrais Lesson Continues! The next two First Tuesdays will feature Donna Maebori.

Register Here: We hope you'll sign up for both sessions.

Cost: Both sessions are free for GPFS Members, $5 each for Non-Members

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Zoom link sent upon registration

December 6, 2022 – Donna Maebori - Donna is a retired physical therapist, flutist and Feldenkrais certified practitioner. First Tuesdays for December and January will be the remaining two sessions of an introductory triad of Feldenkrais experiences. This past  June was a lesson on breathing more specifically and fully, learning to choose where to direct one's breath. In December, "Jaw Relaxation" will be the theme where we will gain more in-depth sense of tongue and jaw movement.  This lesson will be done sitting.

January 3, 2023 - Donna Maebori, returns! Per above, we continue our Feldenkrais sessions. January will be a classic "Pelvic Clock" lesson that ends with finding one's most easily-tall sitting posture. Donna Maebori, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and fellow flutist, will again be the presenter for these sessions. This lesson will be done sitting.

Thank you to our loyal and generous Commercial Members and Sponsors whose support makes it possible to offer these sessions. Please consider giving their business your support.

GPFS is also a proud and grateful recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission grant.

    What is First Tuesday with GPFS?

    What: First Tuesdays Online with GPFS was new last season and is now continuing into our new program year. Every first Tuesday of the month will feature a performance or a workshop held by a GPFS member. The sessions will focus on the flute and other music topics of interest to members. This is an opportunity to feature and celebrate the talents of our membership and meet other musicians and composers in the region.

    When: The online sessions will begin at 7:00 pm each 1st Tuesday of the month (except for the summer months of July, August and September) and last for about 45 minutes to an hour.

    How: Simply register, link below. You will receive a Zoom link that you will use to logon each first Tuesday you have registered for. Members will also find this universal Zoom link in the Members Only area of the GPFS website. Type in your email and password.

    You Can Help: Participate. Invite others. Spread the word. Send your ideas or proposal to present to  president@gpfs.org

    New Season of First Tuesdays - 2022 - 2023

    See List of Past First Tuesdays: Past First Tuesdays

    If you are not already a member for GPFS, you can learn more about the benefits of joining here. Your membership fee supports, in part, our Student Study Grants, masterclasses, middle and high school competitions, the annual flute fair and guest artist, the fall guest artist, Flute Academy and more!

    • October 4, 2022 – Flutist Rose Bishop will introduce us to Portland area composer Lisa Neher. We'll learn about Lisa's works for flute, including three compositions recently recorded by Rose on her debut album Diversions which features works for solo flute by all women composers. This album features compositions by all female composers - works by Amber Beams, Nicole Chamberlain, Linda Robbins Coleman, and Lisa Neher.  Learn more about Diversions here
    • November 1, 2022 – Flutist and composer Adrian Dee will present his second concerto for flute, performing it with a recording of the orchestra parts. 
    Register here: First Tuesday with GPFS November, 2022
    • An Extra Resource - Sometime before the end of December there will be an article on the PSU Coordinate Movement Program and Dr. Lisa Marsh in the December issue of The Portland Piper. Videos from the program will be also be released for members. This is very generous of PSU and the Coordinate Movement Program.
    • December 6, 2022 – Donna Maebori, Donna is a retired physical therapist, flutist and Feldenkrais certified practitioner. First Tuesdays for December and January will be the remaining two sessions of an introductory triad of Feldenkrais experiences. This past  June was a lesson on breathing more specifically and fully, learning to choose where to direct one's breath. In December, "Jaw Relaxation" will be the theme where we will gain more in-depth sense of tongue and jaw movement.  This lesson will be done sitting.
      December Session Registration Link - First Tuesday with GPFS December 2022

      January Session Registration Link - First Tuesday with GPFS January 2023

      • January 3, 2023 - Donna Maebori, returns! Per above, we continue our Feldenkrais sessions. January will be a classic "Pelvic Clock" lesson that ends with finding one's most easily-tall sitting posture. Donna Maebori, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and fellow flutist, will again be the presenter for these sessions. This lesson will be done sitting.
      • Another Extra Resource - On a Saturday in February, there will be a half day webinar on the topic of wellness, with a focus on performance anxiety and the benefits of staying fresh with integrating such practices as Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique (particularly element of constructive rest) into our musical and personal wellness practices. Date coming - probably the 7th or the 28th of January.
      • February 7, 2023Alexis Evers and Robert Wakeley will share a performance of 20th and 21st century music for two flutes.
      • March 7, 2023 – Flutist Dr. Sydney Carlson will introduce participants to a few pieces from music inspired by poetry by women or about women. Selections may include music by Valerie Coleman, Jake Heggi, David del Tredici, Joseph Schwantner and Andre Previn.
      • April 4, 2023 – “Meet the Composer” Deena T. Grossman and hear about her compositions for flute including snowy egret january messenger, Island of the Spirit, and Waterways. One or more of the flutists that have performed her works may participate.
      • May 9, 2023 – Oregon Symphony piccolo and flutist Zach Galatis – Topic to be determined at a later date.
      • June 6, 2023 – Flutist Camila Oliveira will present on Brazilian music for flute, including some insights on Brazil’s NE region’s folk music. Possible introduction to the Pífano, a wood flute! More details to come!


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