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Flute Celebration Day 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 4:00-6:00pm

Music Center of the Northwest

901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA 98103


Kick off our 44th Season with an event celebrating all things flute! This year's Flute Celebration Day focuses on the talents of the Pacific Northwest, featuring an all-members recital, flute choir reading, "lightning round" masterclasses from prominent local flutists, and a performance by the "Sounds of Seattle" Flute Ensemble. Attendees are encouraged to bring their flutes for participatory elements of the presentations!

 With great regret, Jeffrey Barker has had to withdraw from his scheduled appearance at Flute Celebration Day. We look forward to his participation in another SFS event in the near future. The most up-to-date version of the event schedule appears below. 

Event Schedule


​3:40pm - Doors Open

4:00pm-4:40pm - All-Members Recital and Flute Choir Reading

The 2023-2024 Seattle Flute Society season kicks off with solo and ensemble performances by SFS community members. Coffee and light refreshments will be served throughout. Performers: Anya Jethava, Minju Kim, Annie Liu, Bonnie Blanchard, Vincent Lee, Audrey Hannah Chouraqui-Azoulay, Patty Weston, Zachary McCauley, Evan Pengra Sult, and Laura Werner.

The All-Members recital will end with a brief reading of "Won't You Be My Neighbor," open to all attendees - please bring your flutes! (There are parts for alto, bass, or contrabass flute if you have those instruments and wish to bring them.)

4:45pm-5:25pm - "Lightning Round" Masterclasses

4:45pm: "How I (Don't) Warm Up" with Evan Pengra Sult (download class packet HERE)

5:05pm: "The Three Ts of AlTernaTE Fingerings" with Zart Dombourian-Eby (download class packet HERE)

These classes will involve audience participation - remember to bring your flute!


5:30pm-6:00pm - “Sounds of Seattle” Newly Commissioned Works Performance

The "Sounds of Seattle" flute ensemble, fresh from their appearance at the 2023 NFA Summer Convention in Phoenix, AZ, performs the Seattle premieres of two newly commissioned works, Shannon Heaton's "Into the Mist" and Angelique Poteat's "Mafic Sand."

Performers: Zart Dombourian-Eby, Jenny Eggert, Lorin Green, Nayoung Ham, Rose Johnson, Leanna Keith, Sungwoo Kim, Cassie Lear, Christina Medawar, Evan Pengra Sult, and Sandra Saathoff.

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This project was supported, in part, by 4Culture.


The Seattle Flute Society also wishes to thank Leslie & Dale Chihuly for their generous support.

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