"Playing the Flute" is more unique than just playing any instrument. It is said that the flute is the insbtrument closest to the human voice and I believe that. I also believe that that there is a more spiritual aspect to this instrument than any other. I have never met another flutist who was not spiritually connected in some capacity. There is a strong connection between the flute and our creator and nature". - Geri Rizzo
OUR MANTRA: "NO MORE HATE - NO MORE GREED - NO MORE WAR!"
Founded in 2016 by flutist Geri Rizzo, Flutes for Peace was formed to unite flutists to perform together in a joint effort to promote peace. Our humble beginning began with us performing for local public and private events in the name of peace and for shut-ins to bring them peace through our soothing sounds. We perform light classical, jazzy tunes, standards and movie themes. We have a lovely holiday and concert programs for events to promote peace through music.
Our core flute choir members hail from New Jersey and perform with the Atlantic Pops, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Ocean City Pops and also perform in recitals as well as teach flute in schools and private studios.
"I SHOT AN ARROW INTO THE AIR, IT FELL TO EARTH, I KNEW NOT WHERE". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -1807–1882, American Poet:
-One never knows where a new project or endeavor will take them and the possibilities are endless! I am so grateful for the enthusiasm and support of my colleagues, friends and acquaintneces as we grow!
PARTICIPATION BY SIR JAMES GALWAY
In March, 2022 we were thrilled that the renowned Sir James Galway agreed to carry the torch in promoting our quest to promote peace for Ukraine with his online performance of "Danny Boy" live on Facebook.
Our wish is to actively expand to every state of the USA and beyond, internationally. If you have a flute choir or would like us to perform for your peace endeavor please contact us below for more information!
MARCH 18, 2023 - 4:00 PM - ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
1213 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
THE FLUTES FOR PEACE Headquarters Flute Choir is excited that renowned concert flutist Berten D'Hollander of Belgium has agreed to perform as a soloist as well as collaborate with our flute choir to promote world peace at this concert. Mr. D'Hollander will perform works of Poulenc, Reinecke, Faure and more. Don't miss this beautiful concert! We are most grateful to the staff and members of the Asbury Methodist Church for their interest and gracious assistance in making this concert possible!
We need your support in funding this, our first international peace concert! https://gofund.me/3cc5b35d
Our New Jersey Flutes for Peace HQ Choir gathered to perform for the plight of the war in Ukraine. Flutists from New Jersey who participated are listed below in alphabetical order:
- Carla Auld, Ridgewood, NJ - Assistant Program Chair
- Ronna Ayscue, Cherry Hill, NJ
-Jan Fagan, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Beverly Pugh-Corry, Bridgeton, NJ
- Rosemarie Cicalese-Jurgaitis, Tuckerton, NJ
-JoAnn Mitchell, Margate, NJ
- Geri Rizzo, Atlantic City, NJ - Program Chair
- Judith Simmermon, Glassboro, NJ
-GUEST CONDUCTOR: Dr. Beverly Vaughn, Professor of Music, Stockton College,
Pomona and Atlantic City, NJ
- COMPOSER Eugene Magalif, native of Belarus, now East Brunswick, NJ - presented a speech regarding his countryman and the Ukraine followed by our performance of his arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" for flute choir.
Thanks to Reverend Arlen for donating the use of this beautiful sanctuary and for leading us in prayer on behalf of Ukraine..
OUR NEXT CONCERT IS IN THE WORKS FOR MARCH, 2023! STANDBY FOR MORE INFO' COMING SOON!
The Flutes for Peace "UKRAINE LAMENT" Concert for Peace in Ukraine, March 19, 2022, Atlantic City, NJ at St. Andrew's by the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic City, NJ. Dr. Beverly Vaughn, conductor.
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The Flutes for Peace Concert at the Ocean City Library in Ocean City, NJ
Thank you to Pamela Whitman and Compassionate Heart Productions for this video
Concert for Ukraine, March 19, 2022 - Atlantic City
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