From Body Casts to the Stages of the World by Viviana Guzman...

Mar 2, 2015 by

I was born with dislocated hips, with dysplasia, con-genital hip dislocation. I was never supposed to walk. I was the worst case in Chile, so my parents brought me to the States, to Stanford Hospital so that I could undergo better medical treatments. The coolest thing was that if...

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Advice for Commissioning New Piccolo Music. By Regina Helcher Yost...

Mar 1, 2015 by

Many new works have been commissioned for the piccolo over the last 30 years by several enthusiastic piccolo players. Walfrid Kujala (former piccolo, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Jan Gippo (former piccolo, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), Zart Dombourian-Eby (piccolo, Seattle Symphony), Regina Helcher Yost (flute/piccolo, Charleston Symphony Orchestra) and Lois Herbine...

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The Opening Doors of Cuba and Cuban Charanga Music: Part 2. By Andrea Brachfeld...

Mar 1, 2015 by

This article is a continuation of my previous article published in February.  I will go into more detail about my involvement with Charanga music and I will also expound upon the history of this beautiful music.   In 1974 I had just started my second year at Manhattan School...

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Yoga and Flute Playing. By Cynthia Ellis...

Mar 1, 2015 by

Namaste: A Hindi word used as a greeting and a goodbye: It means I honor the light in you, I honor the light in myself. It is spoken with palms pressed together. It is part of the centuries old tradition of a yoga practice. Playing any instrument is a...

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Hollywood’s Leading Flutist: Interview with Geri Rotella. By Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2015 by

When you see a movie, do you ever wonder who is playing flute in the score?  I sure do!  So much that I make sure to stay until the end credits hoping I'll see a list of the musicians' names so I can see who played the gorgeous flute...

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Joshua Smith: Concert Review. By Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2015 by

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Joshua Smith, along with pianist Christina Dahl at Philadelphia's historic Benjamin Franklin Hall on February 8th. The program included Schubert's Sonatina in A Minor (originally for violin), Bartok's Suite Paysanne Hongroise, CPE Bach's Sonata in A minor,...

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Bevani: CD Review

Mar 1, 2015 by

This album by Bevani, who describes herself as a classical crossover artist, features twelve perfectly pleasant tracks. Bevani is based in Seattle and teaches lessons as well as plays around town. The tracks on this album are all played with synthesized backing, which was arranged by Bevani and Jeremy...

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Emily Beynon and Flint Beppe: CD Review...

Mar 1, 2015 by

There are two flute concertos as part of this GRAMMY  nominated CD of the music of Flint Juventino Beppe (listed as Fred Jonny Berg on the recording).  Both Flute Mystery and Flute Concerto No. 1 are played beautifully by stellar flutist Emily Beynon, (Principal Flute of the Royal Concert...

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Flute in the City: Part 7. By Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2015 by

February was cold. Too cold, perhaps. Temperatures dipped to 0 degrees Fahrenheit at night, and might rise to only 15 in the day. Since I’m too cheap (and poor) to get a cab, I had to walk everywhere I couldn’t take the subway. This was my first winter living...

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