“Flautissimo” with Joanna Price (Director) and Chris Little (Chairperson).
They will be playing a varied programme:
I’ll Love My Love by Gustav Holst arr Phyllis Avidan Louke
Pavane by Gabriel Faure arr William Bennett
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi arr Robin Soldan
It Had Better Be Tonight, Pink Panther and Shades of Sennett by Henry Mancini arr Amy Rice-Young
Miss Livvy – An Edwardian Saga by Keith Amos
Benedictus by Carl Jenkins arr Jen Oulton
Single Yellow Line by Gareth McLearnon
Calliope Capers by Ladd McIntosh
Flautissimo is a friendly and enthusiastic group of around 40 flute players of all ages drawn from all over Hampshire that meets weekly on Friday evenings during term time to rehearse exciting repertoire to a high standard for public performances. Please get in touch if you would like to join Flautissimo (Grade 5+) or our training choir Piccolissimo (for those who can play some notes and read music, up to Grade 4). We are known as a flute orchestra as our group produces a complex and attractive sound using a full range of the members of the flute family, from the piccolo and concert flute to the less familiar alto, bass, and contrabass flutes.
Flautissimo is under the musical direction of Joanna Price. The group provides a unique opportunity in the area both for school/college age players who may wish to look for more ensemble experience, and experience playing other types of flute including alto, bass and contrabass flutes, perhaps with a view towards music college, and for adults to join a smaller, dedicated orchestra. By being a member of Flautissimo you are able to access flute-specific knowledge and repertoire, many of our members are studying music or are local teachers who are happy to give you tips and advice.
Flautissimo is a partner of both the Southampton and Hampshire Music Hubs. These Hubs are networks of local and national organisations that work collaboratively to provide a range of musical activity for all children and young people in Southampton and more widely across Hampshire. The activities provided by the Hubs include music lessons in the form of weekly instrumental and vocal tuition; concerts; special events; family music making; workshops and holiday courses.
Our flute choirs perform a range of concerts every year in a variety of settings: from our regular performance at the Southampton Art Gallery as part of the Music in the City festival in the autumn, participation by invitation in regional concert series, performing at Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market, and a summer bandstand performance in Romsey, along with taking smaller groups to perform at open gardens, private and corporate events and the Southampton Mela. These are interspersed with formal and informal concerts with other groups at local churches, the Turner Sims, Romsey Abbey, and elsewhere in Hampshire. As well as local performances, the group regularly perform at BFS International Conventions, and have toured to Edinburgh, Cornwall, and Dublin.
For further details visit http://www.flautissimo.com.