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Sunday June 8th at 7pm will be the next Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concert in L.A. Save the date!

J.S. Bach, Double Violin Concerto in D Minor (soloists Eugenia Zuckerman and David Shostac)

As the great physician brings healing to mankind and the poet captures the beauty of life in his golden words which seem to stop time, so the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra seeks to bring healing and beauty to a suffering world and finds itself in complete accord with JS Bach: “I am blessed to put a few notes in the proper place but God makes the music.” Frederick Staff, Founder

Theobold Boehm invented the modern flute in 1847. He preferred playing the alto flute on his own time, would have hailed the day of the C Bass Flute, the F and C Contra-bass Flutes and the F and C Double Contrabass Flutes! Song of the Angels contains the current instrumentation: 9 C Concert Flutes, 1 Piccolo, 5 Alto Flutes, 3 Bass Flutes, 2 Contrabass Flutes and 1 Double Contrabass Flute.

NEW!  Eugenia Zukerman’s Review of “Live at St. James!”
“This is a sensational CD!  With brilliant arrangements for this fine orchestra of flutes, the music takes on vibrant new colors, textures and effects. Samuel Barber’s iconic “Adagio for Strings” is even more powerful played by SOA. Somehow the resonance of the flutes’ sonorities brings out the poignance and visceral pain of loss one senses listening to this great work. The performances of all the works are terrific –wonderful solo playing by Maria Ramey, and David Shostac, but first rate playing by every member of this exciting orchestra.

“Live” is an exquisite and astonishing recording!”   – Eugenia Zukerman (Classical Music Correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning.) 

“I had the leave to conduct Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra Sunday night February 5, 2012. I immediately felt close to this ensemble because they are totally dedicated to the music like me and are always trying to improve! Besides, Frederick Staff was able to carry the group with his positive aura… Song of the Angels and I understood each other immediately and I will never forget them! This is the link I always need to make a great performance!!! I was amazed at the quality of pitch and beauty of sound of Song of the Angels.” – Jean Ferrandis, world reknowned French flutist, Feb. 7, 2012.

“Samson where did you get such an enormous sound?”- James Galway, in a masterclass, to Frederick Staff

“Three things in life keep me going: The big flutes, James Galway and the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra!” - Eva Kingma, Holland flutist, maker of “the big flutes” and inventor of the patented Kingma System.

“Hearing the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra is an exceptionally rare experience. This group is unique because of it’s wide range of flutes from the piccolo’s highs to the double contrabass’ ultra lows. The name of this orchestra is apropos for the angelic sounds each song exudes. You will be enthralled by the quality of music produced by this most talented group of dedicated musicians.”- Jesse Teiko – String Bass, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and NY Philharmonic.

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June Romance Concert | June 8th 2014, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

The next Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concert in Los Angeles, JUNE ROMANCE, will be held on Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave. (Corner of Oxnard and Radford,) No. Hollywood, CA 91606 (Phone: 818-761-6124) (Click MapQuest for directions; parking at the church is Free!) The concert will feature well-known LA flutist Heather Clark as guest flute soloist and a new composition by Ladd McIntosh. Suite for Flute Orchestra – Diffusion and Light was written by Mr. McIntosh expressly for the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra and will be conducted by the composer himself. Ladd McIntosh is the lead orchestrator for Harry Gregson-Williams and has worked on 125 films as an orchestrator.

In addition, the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra will be performing a variety of works led by Charles Fernandez, orchestra conductor. Mr. Fernandez is a well-known composer and orchestrator for film, television, and the concert hall. June’s program includes Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances (Arr. by Francine Ross Pancost,) Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D Major Op. 11, No. 3 “Il Cardellino,” (Arr. by D. Shostac,) Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Mozart’s Symphony #25, Allegro, Debussy’s Syrinx and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits. There will also be a performance of Paganini’s Variations for ContraBasses (Arr. by Gordon Halligan) featuring Gordon Halligan, Fred Selden (Contrabass Flutes) and Roger Greene (Double Contrabass Clarinet.)

In her review of the orchestra’s Live at St. James in the City CD, Eugenia Zukerman, Classical Music Correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, wrote “The ensemble is beautifully balanced and plays with elegance and beauty. Concertmaster Frederick Staff’s tone is rich and warm as he leads this group of superb players…Samuel Barber’s iconic ‘Adagio for Strings’ is even more powerful played by Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra. Somehow the resonance of the flutes’ sonorities brings out the poignance and visceral pain of loss one senses listening to this great work.”

Heather Clark is the Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (2003) and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (1995.) Ms. Clark will perform as featured flutist in the Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D Major Op. 11, No. 3 “Il Cardellino”, Debussy’s Syrinx and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits with the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra. An alumnus of USC, she was awarded First Prize at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition in 1994. Ms. Clark is one of LA’s most sought-after flutists and can be heard on over 100 motion picture soundtracks including “Rio,” “War Horse,” “Tin Tin,” and “Men in Black 3” and with a variety of recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Flea, and Carrie Underwood.

Admission is FREE with all donations received going to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church who hosts this concert and provides rehearsal space for the orchestra year-round gratis! To view excerpts from previous Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concerts go to www.soafluteorchestra.com/videos/. For details on the concert, please contact Frederick Staff, Founder and Artistic Director of the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra at 323.687.8747.

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