Flute Force at St. James

Flute Force
Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm
St. James Church
Chatham, NY (corner of Rtes 66 & 203)


Elizabeth Brown, C flute and energy chime, alto flute
Sheryl Henze, C flute, piccolo and energy chime, alto flute
Rie Schmidt, C flute and alto flute
Wendy Stern, C flute and bass flute

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Igor Stravinsky:  Pastorale
Friedrich Kuhlau :  Grand Quartet, 3rd & 4th mvts
Elizabeth Brown :  Baths of Caracalla
Samuel Barber:  Adagio for Strings (arr. Rie Schmidt)
Joseph Schwantner: Silver Halo

About Flute Force

Flute Force is a flute quartet, perhaps the first professional flute quartet to have formed in the United States.  Founded in 1981, Flute Force has maintained a presence on the chamber music scene offering innovative and varied programs with a dedication to virtuosic performances.  They have mined the existing original literature, created their own transcriptions, and commissioned and premiered a substantial number of new works. Each member of Flute Force plays all the flutes of the flute family: the piccolo, flute, alto and bass flutes-sometimes in a single concert.

Musical America has called Flute Force “an extremely persuasive advocate for the flute quartet medium: four top-quality players in a perfectly balanced and expressive ensemble.”

Flute Force performs chamber music programs for all types of audiences and presents educational concerts and masterclasses for students of all levels.  Recipients of grants from the National Endowment, Chamber Music America, the New York State Council on the Arts and Meet the Composer, the New York City based ensemble has been featured in venues throughout the United States and Canada as well as at the Australian Flute Festival in Melbourne, Australia.