Our 2017 in Review


2017 was a year full of milestones and beautiful flute music for the Hawaii Flute Society. Take a look back at how far we've come as we look forward to more great music making in the future!


January 2017

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March 2017

  • HFS hosted our first flute choir reading at 'Iolani School Band Room. 25 local flutists joined us.

June 2017

  • Hawaii Flute Society, Inc. was formed in the State of Hawaii with the mission of continuing the legacy of Honolulu Symphony Principal Flutist and educator, Jean Harling (1923-2016), by:
    • nurturing the talents of Hawaii’s flutists of all ages and abilities through educational programs and ensemble playing.
    • creating more performance opportunities for Hawaii’s flutists ranging from formal concerts to community outreach at our local community centers, hospitals, care homes and schools.
    • engaging the greater Hawaii community while promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation for flute music and music in general.
  • HFS presented Hawaii Flute Week that included a masterclass with HSO flutist, Susan McGinn, a competition for student performers and a public concert featuring solo and flute choir performances and over 30 participating flutists. View the program
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September 2017

  • Hawaii Flute Society completed our first-ever membership drive.  Our membership is made up of flutists of all ages and abilities, including students, adult amateurs and professionals. We are currently 43, and growing!

    More information about HFS membership


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    October 2017

    • Hawaii Flute Society, Inc's application for non-profit status under the IRS's 501(c)(3) code was approved on October 30, 2017.
    • Legendary flutist Paula Robison shared her insights into Carmen, the opera, and Borne's "Carmen Fantasy" in an exclusive interview for the HFS blog.

    November 2017

    • Hawaii Flute Society presented a Fall Recital at Honolulu's Studio 909. This concert featured solo and small flute ensemble performances by our members.
      View the program
    • HFS board member, Lance Suzuki, gave a lecture-masterclass entitled "Re-Imagining Syrinx" at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    Photo: Darren Tanaka (from Instagram)

    Photo: Darren Tanaka (from Instagram)

    December 2017

    • HFS presented Hawaii's largest flute choir ever in the 19th Annual Christmas Flute Choir concert at Kahala Mall. 55 flutists participated in this popular program.
      View the program

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