Monday, February 13, 2017

Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Concert

Saturday, 18 February 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Linehan Chapel at Nazareth College
Linehan Chapel is in the Golisano Academic Center, on the north side of the Nazareth College campus
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Free admission.

I'm making my conducting debut with some fabulous and familiar selections as guest conductor at the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars concert! (I haven't worn a tuxedo since my wedding!)

Nancy Strelau, conductor
Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk, guest conductor

The Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Rising Stars concert with the 2016-17 Concerto/Aria Competition winners and James Newton Howard’s Treasure Planet Suite.

https://www2.naz.edu/events/408/nazareth-college-symphony-orchestra/

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Golisano+Academic+Center/@43.1039078,-77.5191014,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0000000000000000:0xf5af36e00a004531!8m2!3d43.1041071!4d-77.5186322?hl=en

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Monday 13 February 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting next on a Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 10 January 2017

Happy New Year! The first Finger Lakes Flute Circle meeting of 2017 is Tuesday January 10, 6:30 pm, back in the Conference Room this month at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required (though this month we'll also have a little fun playing around with holiday tunes). We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

RSVP

Monday, December 12, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 13 December 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle's last 2016 meeting is Tuesday December 13, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room this month at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required (though this month we'll also have a little fun playing around with holiday tunes). We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 8 November 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Tuesday 8 November 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room this month (and for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than the Conference Room) at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group started with little or no experience playing Native flute. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We hope to see you there, and enjoy making beautiful music together.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College - 22 October 2016


Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College
Saturday, 22 October 2016
12:00-5:00
Cleary Auditorium, Kearney Hall
3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY
Free parking in A lot, straight ahead from East Ave Entrance 
http://irishrochester.weebly.com/irish-cultural-day-at-fisher.html


Come to St. John Fisher College for an afternoon of free workshops in music, dance, and song, culminating in a session of traditional music! The Irish Cultural Workshop Day, formerly at Nazareth College, has moved up the street to 3690 East Ave on Saturday, October 22 from 12-5 PM.
Workshops include:
  •   Irish Step Dance, with Amy Coppola
  •   Whistle (Beginner), James Hallahan
  •   Flute, with Jean Smith
  •   Guitar and Bouzouki Accompaniment, with Scott Smith
  •   Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kit Fallon
  •   Bodhran (Beginner), with Kate Ballard
  •   Fiddle (Beginning/Intermediate), with Dick Bolt
  •   Irish Language, with Dan McGrath
  •   Set Dancing, with Bill Hammond and Friends
  •   Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Ralph Minervino
  •   Whistle (18 and Under), with Jean Smith
  •   Melody on Frets (ex.: tenor banjo, mandolin), with Ben Hockenberry
  •   Hammered Dulcimer, with Mark Ballard
  •   Accordion (Button and Piano), with Ted McGraw, Jane Sturmer and friends
  •   Bodhran (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kate Ballard
  •   Learning by Heart, Playing by Ear, with Marie Brate
  •   Traditional Singing, with Adie Maher

  • Location:
    Kearney Hall (The building with a spire, visible from East Ave)
    St. John Fisher College
    3690 East Ave
    Rochester, NY 14618

    Meet on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, one floor up from the ground floor entrance, and disperse to upstairs classrooms at 12:30.
    Parking is free! Visitors can park in the A lot, which is very close to Kearney Hall, straight ahead from the East Avenue entrance.
    Construction Alert: never a dull moment on a college campus! The walkway and drive immediately in front of Kearney Hall is closed for construction in October. You'll need to walk around the building to the side entrance as in the picture below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 11 October 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room (and in this room for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than the Conference Room) at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.


If you are new to the Native American flute, and you learned about the Native American flute at the Rochester Fringe Festival performances of the Cobbs Hill Consort, or you learned about therapeutic music and Native American flute through WXXI PBS programming last month (Arts InFocus, Need to Know), welcome!


Beginners of all levels of experience, even none, are very much welcome and encouraged to come and learn! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group had absolutely no experience playing Native flute, and some even no musical experience. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.


There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.


$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.


All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!