Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 11 October 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Wednesday, 11 October 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.

We are meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month this year.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome! 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 will 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!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Irish Cultural Workshop Day at Fisher - 30 September 2017

Irish Cultural Day, 30 September 2017
Comhaltas Rochester Irish Music Association

https://www.facebook.com/events/131043994164638

Want to learn an instrument? Step dance or set dance? Speak Irish?

Join us for an afternoon of free workshops in Irish music, dance, and culture, led by members of the Rochester Irish community. This event, which has been run for 14 years at Nazareth College, has moved a mile up the street to St. John Fisher College! We're excited to have the event back in 2017.

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

We'll get together on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, and disperse to 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.
If parking lot A is full, lots C, D, E, and F are also free for visitors on that day.

Construction Alert!
Never a dull moment on a college campus! Some construction is going on this year on campus as well, so stay tuned for any potential issues. Parking Lot A will likely be the closest lot to Kearney Hall -- watch for signs!

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Preliminary Schedule

Gathering in Cleary Auditorium (12:00-12:30)

Workshops A (12:30-2:00):
  • Whistle (Beginner) with John Michael Ryan: Room K308
  • Fiddle (Beginner) with Scott Smith: Room K310
  • Fiddle (Advanced) with Billy Henrie: Room K323
  • Traditional Singing with Becky Farrell and Adie Maher:
    Room K325
  • Button and Piano Accordion with Ted McGraw and Jane Sturmer: Room K314
  • Hammered Dulcimer with Mark Ballard: Room K317
  • Melody on Frets: Banjo, Mandolin, etc. with Ben Hockenberry: Cleary Auditorium
  • Irish Language with Brian Clancy & Mary Lester: Room K312

Workshops B (2:15-3:45):
  • Irish Step Dance with the Fisher Irish Dance Club:
    Cleary Auditorium
  • Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Kit Fallon: Room K323
  • Bodhrán with Kate Ballard: Room K317
  • Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Ralph Minervino:
    Room K308
  • Harp and Song with Mary Lester: Room K325
  • Flute with Kenny Nunn: Room K310
  • Anglo Concertina with Jim Kimball: Room K314
  • Session Tunes for All Instruments with Ben Hockenberry:
    Room K312

Session in Cleary Auditorium (3:45-5:00)

Schedule subject to change -- more free workshops being scheduled!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 13 September 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting Wednesday, 13 September 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.

We are meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month this year.

Beginners are encouraged to visit! If you are new to the Native American flute, you really must 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 beautiful 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!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fringe of the Fringe Concert: The Cobbs Hill Consort, 17 September 2017

Free Admission! 
Fringe of the Fringe Concert: 
The Cobbs Hill Consort
Instrumental Ensemble Featuring Native American Flute

Performs at the
Rochester Quaker Meetinghouse 
Religious Society of Friends
84 Scio St, Rochester NY

The Cobbs Hill Consort, after performing a number of years at the Rochester Fringe Festival, is taking a leap into the Fringe of the Fringe, performing at the Rochester Quaker Meetinghouse, Sunday 17 September 2017, 3pm.

The Cobbs Hill Consort is a unique Rochester acoustic ensemble featuring Native American Flute, supported by the living sounds of harp, guitar, drums and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, engaging you in a journey of the heart.

The group looks forward to continuing to share the gift of their healing energies and creative collaboration, with Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute, Native American Music Awards nominee), and Sandy Gianniny (harp), members of the UR Medicine Palliative Care Program, and friends.

Peaceful Journey CD Nomination - 17th Annual Native American Music Awards

Please VOTE your support for my music! I'm so incredibly honored that my Peaceful Journey CD is nominated for the Native Heart (Non Native) category of the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards. Public Voting is now open. Please VOTE your support for my Native American Flute music for healing and comfort: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NATIVEMUSICAWARDS

Thank you so much for all your support! -- Jefferson


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 9 August 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting Wednesday, 9 August 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.

We are meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month this year.

Beginners are encouraged to visit! 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!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Save the Date! World Flute Society Convention August 1-5, 2018

2018 WORLD FLUTE SOCIETY CONVENTION: The dates have been confirmed for the society's convention. The convention will be held August 1-5, 2018. The convention will be held on the lovely campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. All events take place in the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Performer Application, the Class/Lecture/Workshop Application, and the Vendor Application are now up on the society's homepage.

www.worldflutesociety.org

Thank you to Jonny Lipford, the society's graphic design consultant, for creating our 2018 convention banner.


http://www.worldflutes.org/