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Metropolitan Flute Orchestra

Fire, Ice and Northern Lights

The Metropolitan Flute Orchestra is comprised of advanced, highly trained, adult flutists. The ensemble has performed for prestigious events in New England and throughout the United States, and has presented concert tours in England, Scotland, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  From classical and sacred literature to jazz, folk songs and show tunes, the ensemble has been delighting audiences since 1998.  With a six octave pitch range, the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra utilizes piccolo, Eb soprano flute, concert flute, Bb flute d’amour, alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute.

Paige Dashner Long is an internationally recognized flute choir director, contrabass flutist and award winning composer.  Currently Ms. Long, an Altus Flute Artist, directs the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra.  She has led workshops and directed festivals for music schools in France, Germany and Mexico, as well as for universities and flute associations throughout America.

Admission is free and everyone welcome.

  • Program

    Lemminkainen’s Return by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Arranged for flute orchestra by Paige Dashner Long

    Fire and Ice and Other Miracles by Deborah Anderson (born 1950)

    Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Arranged for flute orchestra by Shaul Ben-Meir

    Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Arranged for flute orchestra by Y. Takama

    Transgressions and Permutations by Laurence Dresner (born 1955)

    Canyon Dreams by Phyllis Avidan Louke (born 1954)

    Metropolitan Contrarians by Jonathan Cohen (born 1954)
    Featuring the contrabass flute section of the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra

    Eventide Soliloquy by Paige Dashner Long (born 1955)
    In loving memory of my son, Sean Callan MacDonald

    Flutenado by Paige Dashner Long (born 1955)

    Peer Gynt Suite No 1 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Arranged for flute orchestra by Shaul Ben-Meir
    Morning Mood
    Death of Ase
    Anitra’s Dance
    In the Hall of the Mountain King

    Paige Dashner Long, Director
    Jeffrey Ash and Claudia Pearce percussion