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!

https://irishrochester.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/8/5/25859742/map-of-fisher-parking_orig.png

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/

Monday, July 10, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting TUESDAY 11 July 2017

UPDATE 7/11/17: Brighton Parks and Recreation has cancelled all room reservations today because they need the facility as a rain backup for another event. For this month, we'll meet at the address noted in the following Meetup event.
https://www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/events/240876215/


The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting TUESDAY 11 July 2017. [This month NOT at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation).]

Please note that for this month, the date has been temporarily shifted to TUESDAY due to a schedule conflict.

Beginners are welcome! Beginner flutes will be available to try. We will have a great time playing the Native American flute, drums, rattles, and hand percussion, and enjoying each other's music.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Gandondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival 2017 - Kevin Locke Performing!

I am so excited to learn that Kevin Locke will be performing at the 2017 Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival. He is an amazing traditional Northern Plains Indigenous Flute player, Lakota story teller, and hoop dancer. Please don't miss his visit to Ganondagan!

According to the festival schedule, he is to perform Saturday 2pm, and Sunday 12 Noon.

Ganondagan Native American Dance and Music Festival
http://ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Dance-Music-Festival-2017
July 22 & 23, 2017
10am - 6pm
7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road) Victor, NY 14564
585-924-5848
$12 admission

Please note that due to road construction, there will be free parking and shuttle service from this location:

The Apple Farm
1640 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Memorial Service 7/9/17, and Memorial Fund for Family

Posted to shakuhachi traditional Japanese flute sensei and master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin's Facebook account yesterday:
To the friends and loved ones of Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin - The family thanks you for your well wishes and condolences during this time. We will be having a memorial service, details below:
DATE: July 9th, 2017
TIME: 3pm - 6pm
ADDRESS:
Tenri Cultural Institute 43 W 13th St New York, NY 10011 In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the link in the comments. Thank you.

The link is the the GoFundMe site for "Memorial for Ronnie Seldin's Family": https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-for-ronnie-seldins-family
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, who passed away on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the age of 69. He died peacefully at home due to natural causes, complications related to his health.  
The family is planning to hold a memorial on Sunday, July 9 in NYC. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a small, voluntary contribution may do so here. 
Warmest wishes from his loving wife Brenda, sister Amy and daughters Joy & Malena.                     

Monday, June 12, 2017

Didgeridoo! Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 14 June 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting WEDNESDAY, 14 June 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 now meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members. (Next month we're meeting Tuesday July 11 due to a schedule conflict.)

This meeting we're going to have fun trying out the didgeridoo. We'll have some to try out, but if you have one, please bring it!

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 also 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, in addition to interesting sounds on the didgeridoo. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Randy Stenzel Celebration of Life, Gathering of Friends and Family 3 June 2017

Highly respected and well known Native American flute maker Randy Stenzel died 16 May 2017, age 63. Obituary: http://www.stewartbaxter.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=1824388#/obituaryInfo

Posted to Facebook by his wife Shelly Stenzel and others 20 May 2017:

Family and Friends: We want to personally thank each one of you for your love, support, and kindness during this most difficult time. We will be having a Celebration of Life Gathering of Friends and Family on Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 PM, at Prairiewoods, 120 East Boyson Road, Hiawatha Iowa. For those of you unable to attend physically, please join us in Spirit during this time by lighting a candle, playing your flute or drum, or taking just a moment to reflect or say a prayer for Randy. Holding each of you close to my heart.

I will be playing my Randy Stenzel flutes and thinking of him this Saturday June 3, with smudge and prayer for Randy, Shelly, and their family.

Ronnie Seldin Dead, Age 69: A Message from the Family of Ronnie Seldin

Email message received by me yesterday, 31 May 2017:

Subject: A message from the family of Ronnie Seldin

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, who passed away on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the age of 69.

He died peacefully at home due to natural causes, complications related to his health. The family will be planning a memorial and details will be shared at a later date.

Warmest wishes from his loving wife Brenda, sister Amy and daughters Joy & Malena

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shakuhachi Master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Passed Away

I was very sad to learn today via Facebook of the death of shakuhachi master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin. His friends and students began posting news of his death since yesterday.

He was my teacher and sensei in Shakuhachi traditional bamboo end-blown flute, and it was wonderful, awesome, and challenging learning to play from a Shakuhachi master and legend.

He will be greatly missed, and such a great loss to the Shakuhachi world, particularly to his many students and friends in New York state and DC.

http://www.nyogetsu.com/

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Randy Stenzel Passed Away

I am so very sad to learn this evening that flutemaker Randy Stenzel, Feather Ridge Flutes http://www.featherridgeflutes.com/, died today Monday 16 May 2017 from complications of lung cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and to his wife Shelly and their family. He was a kind and wonderful human being, and an incredibly skilled and creative maker of Native American flutes. I will miss him very much.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting WEDNESDAY 10 May 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting WEDNESDAY, 10 May 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 now meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members.

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!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting WEDNESDAY 12 April 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting WEDNESDAY, 12 April 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.

Starting this month, April, we are moving the date to (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members.

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!

Monday, March 13, 2017

CANCELED! Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Tuesday 14 March 2017

The March 14 meeting is CANCELED due to the winter weather! We'll see you next month.





The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting Tuesday, 14 March 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.

Starting next month, April, we'll be moving the date to mostly the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members.

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!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Making & Playing the Native American Flute - Walworth

  •  to 
  • Walworth Town Hall Recreation Area
  • 3300 Lorraine Dr, WalworthNY 14568
  • Price: $30.00 /per person

  • Five week course at the Walworth Town Hall, 6:30p-8:30p every Thursday, March 9 - April 13, $30, led by Harry Weidman: 
    Make your very own Native American style Flute! The Native American flute is a wonderful instrument in its accessibility to beginners to quickly play pleasant songs regardless of prior musical experience. Using a supplied kit, construct your easy-to-play flute. After constructing your instrument during our first meeting, following sessions will focus on learning the basic scale that uses only five holes. Even those with no musical experience can easily learn the scale and its limitless possibilities. From there we will experiment with playing freeform, heartfelt sounds producing an array of inspiring, personal music.
    To register: 
    http://www.townofwalworthny.com/parks-recreation
    Click on blue "Register Now" button on right of screen.
    In "Filter" search field on left enter keyword: flute

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