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Flute Society's October Newsletter

10/04/2017 10:16 AM | Jessica Schury

Reminder:  It's Membership Renewal Time!

September 1st marked the beginning of a new FSGP season. Don't forget to renew your membership!

Note:  Be sure to log in to the website first before renewing,or you may not be able to enter the code.   


Upcoming FSGP Events

Saturday, October 7, 10am-4pm

Swope Music Building, West Chester University

Tune Up for Fall - A Flute Spa Day with 

Patricia George

Click here for event details.

Registration is now available online!

Note:  Teachers attending with 4 or more students receive an additional discount.  Be sure to use the separate form for group registration. 


Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9am-6pm

Sixth Annual Flute Fair Day with



Proposals are now being accepted for workshop sessions at the Flute Fair.   Please submit proposals by November 15th. 

Click here for details and application.


FSGP Flute Choir Opportunities:

Flute Society members have two performing opportunities in the coming months:

On December 16th at 2 pm,the choir will play at 1 hour concert of seasonal music at the Historic Grange Estate in Havertown, PA. We were warmly received at this venue last year.

On January 6, 2018 at 1 pm, the choir will perform in the lobby of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104. We will perform a 1 hour program at 1 pm.  

All of the following rehearsals will be from 2-4 pm:

On Sunday Oct. 22nd (a reading session to choose music) at the Bala Cynwyd Library, Old Lancaster Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA. 

On Sunday Nov. 12th Evesham Flute Studio, 7 Cooper Ave Marlton, NJ.

On Saturday Dec. 9th again at the Bala Cynwyd Library.

If you are interested in playing with us on either or both dates, email Roberta at

Rehearsal details will be announced soon.


Events in the Area:

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Spend-a Day with the Music Department at Mansfield University

For any high school junior and senior who wishes to be a music major, music minor, or just wants to continue to be involved in music during college. This is a great way to imagine your future at Mansfield University! A current Mansfield University student representative will escort you to and from all classes in Butler Music Center.

The day includes a flute lesson with Dr. Christine Moulton.

Questions: Webpage: MU Music Dept: 570-662-4710. Or send an email to the music secretary, Suzy Achey:

You can also contact Dr. Moulton directly:

Tuesday, October 10th at 7 pm

Astral is holding their 2017 Winners Concert on October 10th, 7 pm at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. One of the winners is Beomjae Kim, a talented young flutist. More information about her can be found at is offering a discount code for $24 tickets (normally priced $35). the code is ASTRALROSTER - tickets are available at

Wednesday, October 11th from 7 - 9 pm

Workshop and Masterclass with Nina Assimakopoulos Wednesday, October 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. There will be a meet and greet plus CD signing at 6:30pm. The event is in Williamson Hall Lounge at Westminster Choir College. Free admission. More information found on the class flye here or on her website

October 14th at 7:30 pm and October 15th at 3 pm

Flutist Elivi Varga will be performing music by Les Six, including Milhaud's Sonatine, Honegger's Concerto da Camera, and Tailleferre's Forlane, with the Fine Art Music Company, on October 14 at 7:30 pm at Ivy Hall, and on October 15 at 3:00 pm at Ethical Society. For more information, please visit

Friday October 20th at 7pm

Flutey and the Beast-- Interactive Flute Workshop with Paul Edmund-Davies. 

Former principal flutist with the London Symphony and world renowned educator and recording artist, Paul Edmund-Davies has performed on many major film scores, including Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Titanic and Frozen. During the Flutey and the Beast event, Mr. Edmund-Davies will discuss various concepts that will improve getting the most out of syncopated rhythms, how to make phrases more magical, working on intervals, and more. Flutists of all ages and stages will participate in the event using projected music from film scores. Short performance by Mr. Edmund-Davies. The class will be at the Music School of Delaware Concert Hall in Wilmington, DE. or more details and to RSVP, please visit

Sunday, October 29th at 2 pm

Mélomanie will be premiering Up to the Light by Mark Hagerty at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE on Sunday October 29th at 2 pm. For more information about Mélomanie and their season and to purchase tickets go to

Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm

Paula Nelson will perform the Reinecke Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 283, with the Immaculata Symphony on Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 PM in Alumnae Hall at Immaculata University.  Joseph Gehring conducts the orchestra in their Fall Concert, “Musical Masterpieces,” which also includes Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.  Tickets are $15/$12 seniors/$8 students.  For more information, see

Philadelphia Flute Quartet performances:

  • Sunday November 26th at 7 pm - Andrea Clearfield Salon in center city Philadelphia
  • Friday December 8th at 6:30  - Holiday Concert  - Calliope Music Store  in Ardmore.
  • Saturday February 17, 2018 at 8 pm - 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center Ewing NJ.
  • Friday June 1, 2018 at 6:30 – Calliope Music Store in Ardmore 
  • Saturday June 9, 2018 at 8 pm – 1867 Sanctuary and Arts and Cultural Center  Ewing NJ.

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