Monday, September 15, 2014

Death of Jefferson's Father, the Comfort of Music, and the Rochester Fringe Festival 2014

As I posted earlier just over a week ago, I'm sad to report the sudden and unexpected death of my father earlier this month. This has been a time of great transition for my family, and a time of reflection on life for me personally. The river of life has its ebbs and flows, constantly changing, ever continuing, with the experience of its passengers along for the ride just a tiny yet remarkable glimpse of the great expanse that makes up the whole. I hope to fill our music with the richness of that experience of life. I will share with you a sense of the beauty of Hawaii, the sadness of loss, the comfort of remembrance, and the joy of life. It will be my great honor to play for you very soon, 20-21 September 2014, at the Rochester Fringe Festival.

http://rochesterfringe.com/shows/show/cobbs-hill-consort

Friday, September 5, 2014

September 2014 Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting CANCELLED

I'm sorry that I must cancel the meeting for the Finger Lakes Flute Circle this month, September 2014, because my father has died suddenly, and I am unable to make the meeting.

Thank you all for your support. If you are thinking of sending flowers, they would be appreciated, but even better might be a donation to my father's favorite charity, the Lao Buddhist Foundation of Hawaii.
http://www.michelesvengsouk.com/thavanh

I hope that I may see you later this month at our Cobbs Hill Consort concerts at the Rochester Fringe Festival, Saturday, September 20, 6 pm, and Sunday, September 21, 1 pm.
http://rochesterfringe.com/shows/show/cobbs-hill-consort

Thank you all so very much.

Jefferson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Thursday 21 August 2014

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Thursday, 21 August 2014, 6:30 pm, at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. This Winton Rd entrance south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, takes you through the neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We will be playing Native American flute, drums, and hand percussion.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to come and play! Beginner flutes will be available to try out. The Native American flute is an easy to play instrument that allows everyone to play beautiful music!

A $5 contribution is requested for room rental and Meetup fees.
We will make great music together, and have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and Meetup websites:
http://wnyflutecircle.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 24 July 2014

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:30 pm, 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, takes you through the neighborhood back streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building. Note that this month is meeting later in the month that usual, due to the outstanding World Flute Society Convention held earlier this month.

We will be playing Native American flute, drums, and hand percussion.
Beginners are welcome and greatly encouraged to come and play! Beginner flutes will be available to try out. The Native American flute is an easy to play instrument that allows everyone to play beautiful music! 

A $5 contribution is requested for room rental and Meetup fees.

We will have fun making great music together. We look forward to seeing you there!

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and Meetup websites:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting - Wednesday 18 June 2014

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 6:30 pm, at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. This entrance on Winton Rd is south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, takes you through the neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building. Note that this is an earlier date than usual, and a Wednesday!

Beginners are welcome and greatly encouraged to come and play! We will be playing Native American flute, drums, and hand percussion. Beginner flutes will be available to try out. The Native American flute is an easy to play instrument, and on their first day ever, complete beginners are playing beautiful music!

A $5 contribution is requested (room rental and Meetup fees).

We will make great music together, and have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you!

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and Meetup websites:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Comhaltas Rochester Irish Flute and Whistle Club 14 June 2014

The Tom Finucane Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirann (CCE) hosts Traditional Irish Music Clubs most Saturdays at the Pittsford Recreation Center to learn new tunes and practice technique in a friendly setting. They are a great way to get started for beginners or expand repertoire for intermediate musicians. Adults and children are welcome. Clubs are free and open to the public.

The Flute and Whistle Club meets the second Saturday of the month, 10am - 12pm.

When: Saturday, 14 June 2014, 10am-12pm
Where: Pittsford Recreation Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534

There are two groups of the Flute and Whistle Club:
1. Beginners, using teaching CDs and learning by ear.
2. Players with a working knowledge of the instrument and know some common session tunes. Discussions range from care and maintenance, to purchasing flutes, to learning by ear, and use of ornamentation.

For more information see contact information for Jean Smith on the following:
http://irishrochester.weebly.com/instrument-clubs.html

Monday, May 12, 2014

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting - Thursday 15 May 2014

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Thursday, 15 May 2014, 6:30 pm, at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. This entrance on Winton Rd is south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, takes you through the neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We will be playing Native American flute, drums, and hand percussion.
Beginners are welcome and greatly encouraged to come and play! Beginner flutes will be available to try out. The Native American flute is an easy to play instrument that allows everyone to play beautiful music! 

A $5 contribution is requested for room rental and Meetup fees.

We will make great music together, and have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and Meetup websites:
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