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    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611
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    Come support our finalists as they compete in the Donald Peck International Flute Competition! 

    Finalists:

    Subin Oh

    Ethan Lin

    Martha Chan

    Emily Bieker

    Alternates:

    Christine Kim

    Nave Graham

    The competition is open to the public. Admission is free for each current CFC member and one guest; $15 for non-members.

    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Francesca's, 200 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
    • 43
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    Begin the 2019 Chicago Flute Festival with the Awards Banquet! It will be served family style with many great options:

    Masciarelli Montepulciano D'Abruzzo and Vigne del Sole pinot grigio

    Insalata lamponi - mixed greens with a raspberry vinaigrette, caramelized walnuts and blue cheese

    Pollo al limone - Roasted chicken breast with lemon, white wine, capers and sauteed spinach

    Salmone al funghi - Pan roasted salmon with wild mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and garlic

    Rigatoni alle verdure - rigatoni pasta sauteed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts in an herb broth

    Assorted thin crust pizzas

    Torta di cioccolato con noci - chocolate caramel pecan brownie served warm with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce

    Torta di formaggio - vanilla cheesecake served with fresh berries and creme anglaise

    Coffee

    How to register for multiple events and pay one time:

    1. For each transaction except the final one, click the Invoice me button rather than the Pay online button. 
    2. For the final transaction, click the Pay online button and all the transactions will be combined into a single payment.

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E.Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
    Registration is closed

    During the "World of Flutes" Festival, we will have not one, not two, but THREE masterclasses! We will have classes with guest artist Demarre McGill and Lifetime Achievement Recipients Katherine Borst Jones and Ervin Monroe. Demarre McGill and Katherine Borst Jones will both offer masterclasses on standard flute repertoire, and Ervin Monroe will offer a masterclass on orchestral excerpts. To read more about our esteemed teachers, click here. See below for information to apply.

    1. Recording Guidelines:

    a. Please submit a recording of no more than 8 minutes of music. This can consist of standard flute repertoire and/or orchestral excerpts of your choice. You may record by your most convenient device. No professional recording equipment is necessary. Please list the repertoire performed.

    b. Submit your recordings to our Masterclass Chair, Hideko Amano, at masterclass@chicagofluteclub.org.

    c. The decision of the judges is final. Recordings become the property of the Chicago Flute Club.

    2. Fees and Membership:

    a. Masterclass participation is open to any CFC member who has not performed in a CFC masterclass in the previous membership year (September 2018 through August 2019).

    b. To participate in the masterclasses, you must be a current member of the CFC and register of the CFC "World of Flutes" Festival.

    c. While there is no initial application fee, chosen performers will be required to pay a fee of $35 to participate. Our treasurer will send an invoice for the participation fee to be paid on our website.

    3. Biographical information:

    Please include a resume listing your musical experience, teachers, and years studying privately. Please also submit a bio of no more than 400 characters to be used in the program if selected.

    Please note: NOT 400 words, but 400 letters and punctuation marks.

    4. Repertoire:

    In addition to the pieces submitted on your recording, please list two other works which you could perform for the masterclass. Please note that you may be asked to perform repertoire from either your recording or repertoire list. The decision of the judges is final.

    5. Application Deadline: Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2019.


    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Fourth Presbyterian Church
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    Our largest exhibit space ever!


    Register here for tables, program book advertisements, and lunch.


    Purchase tickets to Friday nights banquet HERE.

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
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    Demarre McGill ▪ Katherine Borst Jones ▪ Ervin Monroe ▪ Awards Banquet ▪ World Premiere of commissioned piece, Cardinal Songs ▪ 30th Anniversary ▪ Flute Choir Reading Sessions ▪ Masterclasses ▪ Exhibits ▪ Alexander Technique ▪ Flute Technicians ▪ Donald Peck International Flute Competition Finals ▪ Exhibitors ▪ Flute Manufacturers ▪ Music Publishers ▪ Flute Choir Concerts ▪ World Music from Brazil ▪ Hopi Indian ▪ Middle East ▪ Japan ▪ Slavic countries ▪ China ▪ India ▪ Argentina ▪ Israel ▪ Canada ▪ Venezuela

    Don't forget to also reserve your spot for the FLUTE FESTIVAL AWARDS BANQUET Friday night.   (See below for information on how to register for multiple events and pay one time.)

    HOW TO REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS AND PAY ONE TIME:

    1. For each transaction except the final one, click the Invoice me button rather than the Pay online button. 

    2. For the final transaction, click the Pay online button and all the transactions will be combined into a single payment.

    NOTE: Membership Registration & Festival Registration must be paid for separately. This is because membership is required for Festival Registration. Visit the Membership page, to renew.


    • Sunday, November 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Building J, Palatine, IL 60067
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    Please register here to enter the 2019 Annual Student Competition. For more information, please visit our competition page.

    **Please note that your membership must already be active to register online. You will need to complete one transaction for membership, and a second transaction for competition registration. The system will not recognize you as a member if you have not completed payment.**

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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    Marie Tachouet is the Principal Flute of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed as principal flute with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Joffrey Ballet, and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras and has also performed with the Pittsburgh and Oregon Symphony orchestras. Marie is on the flute faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts and recently presented masterclasses at Depaul University, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and Western Illinois University.

    A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Marie has worked closely with composers including Charles Wuorinen, Elliot Carter, and John Zorn in varied venues such as the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, and the Guggenheim. Praised by the New York Times for her "extraordinary agile" solo playing, she has also been a featured soloist with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Olympia (WA) Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Akron Symphony. Marie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, and Amy Porter.

    Join us for an inspiring recital and masterclass. Admission is free for each current CFC member and one guest; $15 for non-members.

    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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    Nicola Mazzanti currently serves as Solo Piccolo of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra, a position he has held since 1988. Many composers have written pieces for him, for piccolo and piano or orchestral concerts. His name is associated with many premières. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras such as “I Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Florence Symphony Orchestra and Akronos of Prato.

    Join us for an amazing recital and masterclass. Admission is free for each current CFC member and one guest; $15 for non-members.

    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068

    Who is performing? Any and all CFC members!


    If you would like to perform a piece of 10 minutes or less on this recital, please contact program@chicagofluteclub.org. All flutists must be CFC members. Non-flutists are welcome to perform with a flutist too! (Non-flutist performers are not required to become members.)

    Do you enjoy playing in a flute choir? All flutists are welcome to join us for a flute choir reading session at the end of the showcase. Let's see how big the flute choir can be this year!


Past events

Friday, September 13, 2019 PROJECT Trio Recital and Workshop
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Emma Gerstein Recital and Masterclass
Saturday, April 06, 2019 2019 Kujala International Piccolo Competition
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Kyle Dzapo Recital and Masterclass
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Member Showcase
Sunday, November 04, 2018 2018 Annual Student Competition
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Elements of Performance
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Make Music Chicago Play-Along
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Member Showcase
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Jamie Baum Recital and Workshop
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Mary Kay Fink Recital and Masterclass
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Flute Festival Gala Concert
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Jonathan Keeble Flute Repertoire Masterclass
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Thomas Robertello Orchestral Excerpts Masterclass
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Flute Festival: "The Versatile Flutist"
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Donald Peck International Flute Competition
Friday, November 03, 2017 2017 Flute Festival Awards Banquet
Sunday, October 29, 2017 2017 Annual Student Competition
Sunday, October 08, 2017 John Thorne Recital & Masterclass

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