The BFS London Flute Festival 2018 "Future Flute Fest"

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Friday 17th August 2018 - Sunday 19th August 2018


The British Flute Society returns to St John’s Smith Square in August 2018 for a second summer flute festival - this time celebrating all things new in the flute world: the instrument, its technique, its music. With celebrity recitals, workshops, a flute choir, trade stands and opportunities to meet players, teachers and composers, the Future Flute Fest 2018 is for everyone who is passionate about the flute!

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Booking is open via the SJSS's box office (online, telephone 020 7222 1061, in person). To take advantage of the Early Bird offer available to BFS members, book before 28th February 2018! We have also arranged for special deals on accommodation. Read on for details.

 

Ticket prices

* Early Bird Three-Day Festival Pass 17-19 Aug. (BFS members only) - entry to all events (rate applies to bookings made by end of 28/02/18) £125, concessions £100

* Three-Day Festival Pass 17-19 Aug. (BFS members only) - entry to all events (rate applies to bookings made after 28/02/18) £150, concessions £120

* Friday 17 Aug. Full Day Festival Pass - entry to all events £60, concessions £48

* Friday 17 Aug. Evening recital only £20, concessions £16

* Saturday 18 Aug. Full Day Festival Pass - entry to all events £60, concessions £48

* Saturday 18 Aug. Evening recital only £20, concessions £16

* Sunday 19 Aug. Full Day Festival Pass - entry to all events £40, concessions £32

* Sunday 19 Aug. Afternoon recital only £20, concessions £16

For more details about the work of British Flute Society and how to join, have a look through our website.

Programme - Friday 17th August

* 9.00am - 11.00am Doors open for registration and Trade Stands and Pit Stops!
* 11.00am Kingma Flute Concert - Opening recital with Carla Rees, Anne La Berge, Karin de Fleyt, Shanna Gutierrez, Marion Garver, Matthias Ziegler
* 12.00pm Amy Yule recital (BFS Young Artist Winner 2017) with Seungwon Lee (piano)
* 1.00pm - 2.30pm Trade Stands
* 2.30pm  Peter Verhoyen - Piccolo recital with Tim Carey (piano)
* 3.30pm Stephen Preston - Dance workshop for All
* 4.30pm Gareth Lockrane recital with Ross Stanley (piano)
* 5.30pm - 6.45pm Trade Stands
* 5.45pm - 6.45pm Flute Choir rehearsal conducted by Mel Orriss

* 7.30pm Gala Concert of Baroque Music with Katy Bircher, Brinley Yare, Eva Caballero, Flavia Hirte and friends.

Programme - Saturday 18th August

* 9.00am - 11.00am Trade Stands and Pit Stops!
* 9.45am - 10.45am Sectional rehearsals for Flute Choir conducted by Mel Orriss
* 11.00am Stephen Preston "Ecosonic workshop and ideas" with Rosalind Ridout and Rosie Bowker
* 12.00pm Philippe Barnes recital with Simon Lambert (piano)
* 1.00pm - 2.30pm Trade Stands
* 2.30pm Ian Clarke recital with Tim Carey (piano)
* 3.30pm Body Shop!
* 4.30pm Mark Sparks recital with Tim Carey (piano)
* 5.30pm - 6.45pm Trade Stands
* 5.45pm - 6.45pm Flute Choir rehearsal conducted by Mel Orriss

* 7.30pm Sophie Cherrier Gala Concert with Fuminori Tanada (piano)

Programme - Sunday 19th August

* 9.00am - 10.00am Trade Stands
* 9.00am - 9.45am Flute Choir rehearsal
* 10.00am Flute Choir Concert conducted by Mel Orriss
* 11.00am Wissam Boustany Recital with Aleksander Szram (piano)
* 12.00pm Tilmann Dehnhard workshop and recital
* 1.00pm - 2.30pm Trade Stands 

* 2.30pm BFS Young Artists recital - Franceca Biescas Rue and Ruby Howells with Tim Carey (piano)

* 3.30pm Final Gala Concert Stefán Höskuldsson with Michael McHale (piano)

* 5.00pm Fauré Cantique for everyone! End of Festival

 

Accommodation options

Festival attenders must arrange their own accommodation, but we have negotiated special rates nearby. Please see below.

* University Halls Accommodation - accommodation at Alexander Fleming Hall (3 Hoxton Market, Pitfield Street, London N1 6HG) and Marylebone Hall (35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS)

A 10% discounted rate of £46.80 per night for a single room at Alexander Fleming Hall and £61.20 per night for a single en-suite at Marylebone Hall. Please use the following code: BFS2018 in order to obtain the discount. For further information and to book online click here.

* The In & Out (Naval and Military Club) - No.4 St James' Square, London SW1Y 4JU

The In & Out Club in St. James' Square are generously offering some accommodation for members of the British Flute Society. This offer is for a limited number of rooms - book early!

To book, please contact Marta Wyszynska - 020 7827 5744, marta.wyszynska@theinandout.co.uk. Please quote reference number 90458 and your BFS membership number.

ROOM TYPES (prices are per night and include continental breakfast and VAT; terms & conditions apply):

* Directors' Double (double occupancy): Mon-Thu £260, Fri-Sun £145

* Director's Double (single occupancy): Mon-Thu £230, Fri-Sun £145

* Twin/Double (double occupancy): Mon-Thur £185, Fri-Sun £125

* Twin/Double (single occupancy): Mon-Thu £165, Fri-Sun £125

* Superior Single: Mon-Thu £145, Fri-Sun £75

* Officers' Cabin: Mon-Thu £120, Fri-Sun £75

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