Florence Estrin has a wide ranging career as a flutist. Her Florence Family of Flutes performances on bass flute, alto flute and piccolo in addition to the standard flute are bringing raves from audiences.
Ms. Estrin has performed in many of the great concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Her performance of the Ibert Flute Concerto with the 92nd Street Y Orchestra marked her New York solo debut at the age of 19. Ms. Estrin has also performed extensively with orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
She has enriched the lives of countless musicians with her playing and teaching. She taught at the University of Evansville before moving to Orange County, California.
About The Show
Florence Family of Flutes offers audiences a rare opportunity to...
see and hear instruments that are a bit mysterious and wonderful! The fact is, the auxiliary flutes are used extensively in orchestral scores and musical soundtracks, but are rarely featured in solo performance.
You will experience sounds you may have heard but have never been able to identify. Consider these facts:
- The flute is one of the quietest instruments in the orchestra.
- The piccolo is the loudest instrument in the orchestra.
- The bass flute is so quiet, that it often it is amplified to be heard in concert halls.
- The largest flute is the double contra bass flute, sometimes called the hyper contra bass flute which is over 18 feet long and there are only 4 in existence in the world!
- The smallest playable flute is only 4 ½ inches long!
The sounds of these alternative flutes are as different from one another as instruments from different families like bassoon to trumpet.
The success that Ms. Estrin has achieved in securing great musical repertoire to feature in performances for these wide ranging instruments is a testament to her commitment to bringing these instruments which she loves to audiences. Her years of experience as orchestral musician, chamber player and soloist have been essential experience to undertake such a daunting challenge.
Florence Family of Flutes is featured in concerts at art centers, schools, conventions, seminars, workshops, retirement communities, churches, fund raising events and in home concerts. For more information about how you can experience the wonders of these instruments, please contact us at:
Carmen Fantasy: Bizet/Borne
ROBERT & FLORENCE ESTRIN - IRVINE CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES
Ave Maria: Bach/GounoD
ROBERT & FLORENCE ESTRIN - ORANGE COUNTY CLASSICAL MUSIC