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Non-GPFS Events

Keep  your eye on this page for current educational and performance opportunities from our flutist friends throughout the Pacific Northwest, across the country and world.


Noteworthy Listing - The National Flute Association has a listing of Events on their homepage, scroll down to the bottom of that page. However, please note that not all country or global events are listed there. GPFS will use this listing below to make sure our membership is aware of as many opportunities as possible, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest and from our membership.

  • FluteXpansions:  Reserve your spot soon! In honor of spring, we are invited to a Free 10-day Interview Series and Virtual Retreat called Unlimited Possibility: Thriving as a 21st-Century Flutist April 12-21, 12pm CT (1pm ET, 7pm Berlin) with leading contemporary flutists sharing their expertise and answering our questions about what it means to infuse our unique artistic voice into everything you do and thrive as a 21st-century artist.  Conversations and Q&A with: Eric Lamb, Anne La Berge, Carla Rees, Jane Rigler, Camilla Hoitenga, Melody Chua, and Matthias Ziegler.
  • Wisconsin Flute Festival – Madison Flute Club is pleased to announce the 2021 Wisconsin Flute Festival will be held virtually this year, April 20 – May 8. Sessions will be offered live and also recorded for participants to view later. Cost is $45 or less. See the schedule and sessions here. Their festival this year will not feature a single guest artist as in past years. Instead they present a smaller number of artists who will make multiple appearances.
  • New Jersey Flute Society – This club continues to hold more online events. For a minimal $40 for membership, a few more virtual events for this season can still be enjoyed free as a member or for a small fee as a non-member: April 24, 2021 Playing Choreography for Poise and Expression/Body Mapping; and, May 23, 2021 Brandon Patrick George Virtual Masterclass. Further, keep your eye on their events page as they tend to add events fairly consistently.
  • Floot Fire - For GPFS members that missed our body mapping class held during the third annual GPFS Flute Academy back in February, here is a session by a different presenter - Body Mapping Workshop

  • British Flute Society – Our European friends from the British Flute Society are offering an online series for their members with periodic (not weekly) episodes called: Masterclass Mondays - guidance on all aspects of playing from top flutists; Technique Tuesdays – top players share their tips; and, Warm-Up Wednesdays - an opportunity to warm-up (live and on-demand) with a range of outstanding flutists.
  • Flute Center of NY: Keep an eye on this company’s events website, YouTube Channel and Instagram. They have been holding concerts with featured artists on Facebook. There are still several online events coming up in April and May.
  • Boston Flute Academy: April 10th, 2021 (which conflicts with the GPFS Flute Fair day), BFA will be holding a robust series of events online, free. One event that can fit nicely with the GPFS Flute Fair day on April 10th would be the evening session with Emmanuel Pahud (GPFS events are finished at 4:00). BFA Evening Session: 7:00-8:30pm Conversation with Emmanuel Pahud, Principal Flute of Berlin Philharmonic. In-depth interview will cover many topics ranging from his early life and diverse career to his thoughts and advice on flute technique, auditions, and what makes a great second flute player in an orchestra. Emmanuel joins us from his home in Berlin.
  • Miyazawa Online Summer Flute Festival: While this series has passed, some of the individual events can still be found on their YouTube Channel - Miyazawa Flutes. This is a good reminder to be on the lookout for outstanding educational and performance opportunities from the flute makers and their performance artists. Consider subscribing to the social media and newsletters of this maker and others.
  • Simply Flute – In honor of GPFS’s fall guest artist Paul Edmund-Davies, we remind you here of his web presence  www.simplyflute.com: “a platform dedicated to providing instruction and exercises to help flute players of all stages and ages on their respective musical journeys. Content for the site is regularly created and updated. Subscribers have access to more than 1750 pages of music and text and in excess of 370 performance/teaching videos, all for the price of less than two coffees a month!”
  • Podcasts Galore! – Feeling adventuresome, maybe you want to connect with new flutists, fresh fluting ideas or simply find tidbits of good company and perspective during these more personally and musically isolated times? Consider trying some of the podcasts listed on the GPFS Flute Resources webpage. Simply scroll down to the Podcast heading and take a look at your options. They are all quite different in purpose and tone so try them on for size and maybe pick a favorite one to listen to in 2021!

SOME RECORDINGS TO ENJOY

  • Oregon Symphony Essential Sound Bites: For your enjoyment, Martha Long, principal flutist with the OR Symphony, plays Debussy’s “Syrinx” for solo flute – YouTube link to performance. Keep your eye on their webpage for future performances of interest - OR Symphony Essential Sounds.
  • 45th Parallel, Flute Duo: A pleasant recording of duets from OR Symphony flutist Martha Long and her friend and fellow flutist extraordinaire, Chicago-based Tim Hagen – YouTube link to performance. “The Portland Social Distance Ensemble presents Flutes Across the Distance, featuring Oregon Symphony principal flutist Martha Long and Chicago based flutist Tim Hagen in a cross-country collaboration. Their program includes Duet in D Major by W.F. Bach, Duos for Flutes by Robert Muczynski, and Grand Duo in D Major by Friedrich Kulau.”
  • 45th Parallel, Arcturus Wind Quintet: This “live stream concert features the Arcturus Quintet performing August Klughardt’s brilliant “Wind Quintet in C Major.” Five stellar wind virtuosos will performing from five different places will be combined into an integrated ensemble, featuring clarinetist James Shields (New Mexico), flutist Martha Long (Hillsboro), bassoonist Steve Vacchi (Eugene), hornist Joe Berger (Milwaukie), and oboist Karen Wagner (Portland)  - YouTube link to performance.
  • 45th Parallel, Zach Galatis: - Another recording for your enjoyment is “This week’s Fridays With 45th Parallel features Oregon Symphony piccolo player and singer extraordinaire Zach Galatis, joined by pianist Maria Garcia in a program of Poulenc, Prokofiev, and Sondheim” – YouTube link to performance. The program also includes a CPE Bach piece.
  • Seattle Flute Society (SFS): “Inspiring and serving the Pacific Northwest flute community since 1979,” announces their new SFS Online Series - https://www.seattleflutesociety.org/. They also released their “first ever digital exclusive content: 8 for August, a unique collaborative performance of Paul Hindemith's Acht Stücke. Eight brilliant Seattle flutists have each taken on one of the movements of this masterpiece for solo flute; the resulting compilation is a wonderful showcase of the vibrant artistry of our Seattle flute-playing community! Featuring performances by Zart Dombourian-Eby, Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Sarah Pyle, Christina Medawar, Rose Johnson, Jeffrey Barker, Merrie Siegel Parmley, and Paul Taub!” Listen to the release of “8 for August” here, scroll down to see the video link!
  • Sophia Tegart, Assistant Professor of Flute at WSU, Yamaha Performing Artist and a GPFS member has released an album of works for flute and piano with pianist Michael Seregow. “Palouse Songbook,” features compositions inspired by nature, art, and poetry by women composers. Released on Centaur Records, the album contains both newly commissioned and previously written works by Emily Doolittle, Gabriela Lena Frank, Ingrid Stölzel, Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Jessica Rudman, and Jean Ahn. The project was funded by a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant and is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon – Spotify Link for Palouse Songbook.


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