Fluting with Friends Summer Festival
24 - 25 July 2021
Fluting with Friends is delighted to be joined by three special guests for our summer festival. Register below
International soloist, Principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and professor of flute at Carnegie Mellon University. Lorna will be giving a warm up class.
Watch Lorna's Mendelssohn video below.
Principal flute of the Barcelona Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras. Prize winner at ARD Competition in Munich.
Francisco will be giving a class on pieces from the flute repertoire, including his pieces for solo flute. Download the music here
Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Alexander Technique Teacher at University of Capilano (Theatre Department), Young Artists Program at the Vancouver Opera, and at the Pender Island Flute Retreat. Gaby will lead a class in Alexander Technique for flute players.
FLUTING WITH FRIENDS FACULTY
Altus Flutes Artist and Author "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett"
2nd flute of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and founder of New England Chamber Players
Haynes Flutes Ambassador Clinician and Co-Executive Director of Integral Steps
Faculty at Vancouver Academy of Music and extra with VSO
The Summer Festival will take place over 2 days: 24th - 25th July 2021
Starting at 5pm BST (UK)
(9am PDT, 10am MDT, 11am CDT, 12pm EDT, 6pm CEST)
All ages and abilities are welcome!
Can't make the live festival? No worries! If you cannot attend the live festival, you can still buy a ticket and receive the recordings of the zoom classes to watch back in your own time.
Times displayed in BST (UK)
Saturday 24th July
5pm - 6:30pm: Alexander Technique and the Flute - class with Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes and FWF faculty
7:15pm - 8:45pm - Lorna McGhee Technique/warm-up class.
Sunday 25th July
5pm - 6:30pm: Francisco Lopez masterclass
6:45pm - 8:15pm: Repertoire class with Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes and FWF faculty
5pm in other time zones: 9am Pacific, 10am Mountain, 11am Central (USA/Canada), 12pm Eastern, 6pm Central Europe
There will be a Q&A after each session.
Choose from one of 3 passes below to observe classes and take part in group classes.
1. Weekend pass: access to both days of classes (all 4 classes).
£40 (save £20!)
2. Day pass: access to one day of classes. (2 classes)
3. Class pass: sign up for one or more classes of your choice
£15 per class
Financial assistance available (email for more information) - we are happy to help!
A unique opportunity to sign up for a 30-minute private lesson with one of the Fluting with Friends faculty members AND Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes. Flute + Alexander Technique in one lesson! Schedule a lesson after registration.
Only £40 per lesson (50% off!)
In addition to the above passes, you can sign up to perform in either of the Sunday classes for just an extra £10. Performers can submit a recording via an unlisted YouTube link or DropBox file and send by email after registration. The recording will be played during class and feedback will be given live.
There are performer slots available in each of the following classes. Book your spot now!
1. Masterclass with Francisco López
(1 performer space remaining!)
Free choice of repertoire, including Francisco's compositions.
Pieces for solo flute by Francisco Lopez
*Watch Francisco's videos of Mångata below!
2. Repertoire class with Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes and Fluting with Friends
(all spaces filled)
Free choice of repertoire/etude for feedback from 5 faculty members!
The two group classes on Saturday will be interactive and focussed on exercises and fundamentals, so please bring your flutes!
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ABOUT FLUTING WITH FRIENDS
"It was an irresistible chance to connect with other players and hear other people playing the flute - a rare occurrence right now! As a beginner it was a good way to gain more awareness of all sorts of aspects of flute playing. And there was practical 'take away' whatever your level of playing - for example I'll be trying out the 'painter's approach' to a piece, building up the layers from the basics. I like the inclusive approach and supportive vibe."
4 faculty members integrating flute technique, Alexander Technique, and Dalcroze Eurythmics:
A 90-minute class focusing on one flute topic.
4 sets of exercises given each class.
Q&A session to answer all your questions.
Handouts and zoom recordings sent to all participants after the class.
Feedback on submitted recordings (video/audio) during class
Special guests: Lorna McGhee, Dr Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Sharon Sparrow & Katy Wherry.
You can watch the Zoom recordings from our previous classes and download the handouts by purchasing the Google drive links for each class below.
All classes are 15% off!
Our class on the Moyse 24 Little Melodic Studies is FREE!