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Flute Boot Camp

Registration is now open for Flute Boot Camp, group flute lessons in Hawaii this Fall. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/Y7ZJEkcGqVPFRaxO2

Take your flute playing to the next level in a supportive, low-pressure environment with this Flute Boot Camp workshop. Gain greater flexibility, agility, and expression through a series of exercises appropriate for intermediate through advanced students. Space is limited to ensure that each participant has an opportunity to play and receive one-on-one guidance each week. 

WEEK 1: LONG TONES, VIBRATO
Tone production is the foundation of good flute playing. Achieve an easier, “free-blowing” feeling through awareness of posture and facial muscles.

WEEK 2: CHROMATIC SCALES, TURNAROUND SCALES
After a review of previous exercises, learn how to achieve a more even sound throughout the full range of your flute using scale practice.

WEEK 3: ARTICULATION
After a review of previous exercises, work on common articulation challenges with excerpts from orchestral and solo music. Week 4 preview.

WEEK 4: TONE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INTERPRETATION
In the tradition of Marcel Moyse, find greater expression by studying and transcribing masterpieces of the vocal repertoire.

WEEK 5: ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS I
Study excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire and techniques for practicing them.

WEEK 6: ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS II, AUDITIONING
An audition workshop using music from Week 6.

FEES*
6 week session $120 ($150 value)
6 week session + 1 private lesson $155 ($215 value)
6 week session + 3 private lessons $225 ($345 value)
Drop-In Participant $25
Drop-In Auditor $5 (parents and students attend free)
*Includes all printed materials

Flutist Lance Suzuki has been consistently praised for his “gorgeous” (NY Times), “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances. This season, he serves as Piccolo/Third Flute in the Hawaii Symphony and Principal Flute of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Metropolis Ensemble and the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble. He has performed as a chamber musician and soloist at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Marlboro and Bard Festivals, and live on NPR’s Performance Today.

Rigoletto Review / Rigoletto Variations

Ruth Bingham of Honolulu's Star-Advertiser reviewed Hawaii Opera Theatre's "Rigoletto in Concert," featuring Quinn Kelsey and Nadine Sierra.

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"In another first for opera in Hawaii, the orchestra was seated on stage, between chorus and soloists, which made balancing orchestra and soloists in climaxes challenging, but which also resulted in a more integrated sound, punctuated by brilliant solos, such as Lance Suzuki’s flashes of lightning on piccolo."

In related news, Lance Suzuki will be performing the Doppler brothers' Rigoletto-Fantaisie, op. 38, for two flutes and piano, with flutist Julee Hickcox and pianist Edward Newman on Sunday July 17 at 11am as a part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival's Coffee Concert: "La Voce."

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More Reviews of Flutist Lance Suzuki

Upcoming Concerts for Lance Suzuki, Flute

"Ravishingly expressive" - New York Classical Review of "Das Lied"

The New York Classical Review's George Grella reviewed the Argento Chamber Ensemble's 1/17/15 concert at the Park Avenue Armory featuring Threshold by young composer Jesse Jones, and a revamped arrangement of Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde." 

"The woodwind playing was marvelous, and clarinetist Carol McGonnell and flutist Lance Suzuki were ravishingly expressive in “Der Abschied.” After Beattie sang the line “Mein Herz ist müde” in “Der Einsame,” violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron responded by playing her short, ascending solo with an uncannily eerie hollow timbre.

The classical tradition is an ongoing continuum, with new music built upon the past, and the way to honor the past is to make it alive again in the present. Major orchestras routinely play Mahler with affecting skill and musicality, but there is nothing routine about the Argento Ensemble’s Mahler, and their remarkable spark of life they gave the music Thursday night should be the goal of every classical concert."

Source: http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2015/01/...