Monday, February 1, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Tuesday 23 February 2016

The first 2016 meeting of the Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be Tuesday 23 February 2016, 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.

After a bumpy transition to the new year, and canceling the January meeting due to a too tight schedule, we're back on track, and the tentative 2016 meeting schedule is up. This year, most meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month. Note that February's meeting is later in the month.

As with every meeting, all beginners are encouraged to visit. 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, and we will make beautiful music together. See you there!

RSVP

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 9 December 2015

The last 2015 meeting of the Finger Lakes Flute Circle is Wednesday 9 December 2015, 6:30pm, in the Conference Room 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.

All beginners are encouraged to visit. Beginner flutes will be available to try out. We will be playing Native American flutes, with percussion and drums.

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

All comers of all experience levels are welcome, and our members have ranged from absolutely no experience to decades. We will make beautiful music together. See you there!

RSVP

Current meeting schedules are listed on the Blog and MeetUp websites:
http://wnyflutecircle.blogspot.com/
http://www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/

ICYMI Jefferson Svengsouk/Native American Flute on WXXI Connections for MAG Hidden Passions

In case you missed the December 2, 2015 broadcast of the WXXI Connections show about the Memorial Art Gallery Hidden Passions series (taped November 25), it is accessible as a podcast online: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-hidden-passions-series

The MAG Hidden Passions Season 2, "Inspiring Conversations About Hyphenated Lives," features presentations from people in the Rochester, NY community, and the non-vocational interests that inspire them. People that include Wendell Castle (Oh, I would have loved to have been paired with him).

On the WXXI Connections show, I'm part of a panel of presenters, and I talk about my passion, Native American flute.

My actual MAG Hidden Passions Season 2 talk is February 25, 2016, 7pm, at the Memorial Art Gallery. FREE. http://mag.rochester.edu/events/hidden-passions-season-2/

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jefferson Svengsouk on WXXI Connections Wednesday 24 November 2015

Jefferson Svengsouk will join the Memorial Art Gallery team on the WXXI Connections radio show Wednesday, 25 November 2015, at 1 p.m. to talk about Season 2 of Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations About Hyphenated Lives.

Jefferson is scheduled to speak (and perhaps play a little Native American flute) for the Hidden Passions event at the Memorial Art Gallery 25 February 2016, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Peter Phippen World Flute House Concert, Rochester NY, 28 October 2015

Peter Phippen World Flute House Concert
Wednesday 28 October 2015, 7pm
Private Residence, Town of Brighton, Rochester, NY
$20 per person suggested donation



A Grammy Award nominee and four-time Native American Music Award nominee, Peter Phippen is a nationally and internationally respected world flute specialist, recording artist, scholar, educator, and producer. In his approach to world flute performance, he is an experiential, natural folk musician with a penchant for creative and artistic musical improvisation. http://www.peterphippen.com


Limited seating. Please email, message, or call to confirm your attendance, and to receive private residence location information.

Feel free to bring a treat or dessert to share for after the concert.

RSVP

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

14th Annual Rochester Irish Cultural Day: Music, Dance, Singing & Irish Language Workshops - Sunday 25 October 2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/763282417151127/
Free & Open to All
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Noon to 5 pm
Nazareth College Golisano Academic Center,
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY

Enter campus from East Avenue at the north entrance (no traffic light), bear right to parking lot north of building. Signs will be posted; enter the door closest to the parking lot.

Program Schedule

12 Noon GATHER, REGISTRATION, ORIENTATION

12:30 2:00 SESSION #1: INSTRUMENTS, INSTRUCTORS
  • Fiddle (intermediate): Kit Fallon
  • Penny Whistle
    • James Hallahan (beginner session)
    • Ralph Minervino & John Ryan (intermediate-advanced session)
  • Traditional Singing: Adrienne Maher & Becky Farrell Ferrigno
  • Irish Language: Dan McGrath
  • Fiddle (beginners): Scott Smith
  • Melody on Frets: Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki & Banjo
    • Bob Taylor & Ben Hockenberry
2:00 pm BREAK for REFRESHMENTS

2:30 - 4:00 SESSION #2: INSTRUMENTS, INSTRUCTORS
  • Bodhran (beginners): Kate Ballard
  • Accompaniment on DADGD guitar: Adrienne Mahar
  • Uilleann Pipes: Mike Ryan
  • Accordion: Ted McGraw & Jane Sturmer & Joyn Ryan
  • Anglo Concertina: Jim Kimball & Marta Driscoll
  • Bardic Journeys: Musicians and Poets Celebrate Irish Poetry
    • John Roche
  • Flute: Jean Smith
4:00 - 5:00 CLOSING JAM SESSION

FORMAT: Each session will be a gathering of instrument players with a group leader to provide some instruction, facilitate the sharing of tunes and tips or just work on playing and/or singing a few tunes together. If you don’t play an instrument, you can learn how to get started. This is a relaxed, informal setting for beginners.

Sponsored by:
Tom Finucane Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltirí Éireann and Nazareth College

Arvel Bird Returns - Concert with Rochester Chamber Orchestra Sunday 18 October 2015

http://www.rochesterchamberorchestra.org/
http://arvelbird.com/

Arvel Bird Returns - Concert with Rochester Chamber Orchestra
Date: Sunday 18 October 2015, 3:00pm
Location: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, NY 14614
Tickets:
$10 Students
$20 Seniors
$30 Adults
$50 Reserved

Rochester Chamber Orchestra:
Due to public demand, the RCO is pleased to bring back Arvel Bird for his third performance with us. Arvel and the orchestra will be joined by the Bach Children's Chorus of Nazareth College (Karla Krogstad, director) and the Genesee Valley Children's Choir (Amy Cochrane, director). Our performance will be conducted by the RCO's music director, Gerard Floriano.

Arvel Bird continues to entertain worldwide audiences with his mix of classical, Native American, Celtic, country, and rock music, and we are thrilled to have him join us again.
Link for on-line purchases: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303371