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The 23rd Annual Long Island Flute Festival

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Do you toot the flute?!

Love the flute?  If so we have the day for you.  The Long Island Flute Club is sponsoring the Twentythird Annual Long Island Flute Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at J.P. Gelinas Jr. High School in Setauket.  This day dedicated to the flute offers many different opportunities to play and meet other flutists from the area.  The LI Flute Festival is for flutists of all ages from students who have only played a year to professional teachers and amateur flute lovers.


Our guest artist this year will be the Tara Helen O’Connor. Tara is a graduate of Hauppauge High School and has participated in many Long Island Flute Club Activities.  Today she has an international performing career. Tara now performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orpheus, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire and the Brandenburg Ensemble. An enthusiastic chamber musician and soloist, Tara has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Peter Serkin, David Shifrin, Dawn Upshaw, Ida Kavafian,  Ransom Wilson, Paula Robison,  Charles Wadsworth, the Orion String Quartet, the Saint Lawrence Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She has been featured on A&E's Breakfast for the Arts and has appeared on a “LIve from Lincoln Center” broadcast.  She is also the professor of flute at SUNY Purchase.   Miss O’Connor will be giving a lecture and concert at 2:00pm.  

All festival participants will attend a master class on NYSSMA solos and play in an ensemble on their level.  There will be a demonstration of the different flutes in the flute family by members of the Hofstra Flute Choir. There will be exhibits from music vendors.  The festival concludes with a performance by all participants showcasing ensembles rehearsed earlier in the day.  The grand finale is a performance of Bach’s “Meditation” performed by all of the flutists who participated in the festival.


We encourage any and all Long Island Flutists to come and take part in this special day of music making! For more information and application please contact the LIFC’s President, Amy Kempton at (516) 676-3045 or by e-mail at lifluteclub@aol.com.


The Long Island Flute Club is a member club of the National Flute Association.  The club was founded in 1984 to enrich the musical lives of flutists in the greater New York area.  Serving both professionals and students, the club offers a diverse calendar of events each season. The acclaimed LIFC concert series has become an integral part of the Long Island arts scene, attracting an audience of flutists and the general public.


Long Island Flute Club October 25, 2011 at 03:15 PM
The Long Island Flute Club is pleased to be bringing this year's Long Island Flute Festival to Suffolk County. If you are a flute player we encourage you to join us. There are masterclasses on NYSSMA solos levels 1-6, Piccolo and College Admissions seminars, ensemble playing on all levels, exhibits and more! The day will end with a concert by Internationally reknown flutist Tara Helen O'Connor (a Long Island native) and ensemble playing by all the participants. Hope to see you!


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