SUNY Orange host master class on flutes

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

Middletown — Local musician Patricia Eisenhart, who is known as much for her kindness as her flute playing, will present a master class entitled “Flutes - Ancient, Yet Eternally Young” at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in Orange Hall, Room 23, on the campus of SUNY Orange. The event is free and open to the public. An active musician in several musical groups including the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra, Eisenhart expresses herself through playing music. In addition, to the transverse (side-blown), metal flute which is most common, she plays a variety of end-blown flutes, some of which are highly decorated in the tradition of the country of origin, each with its own individual timbre. Eisenhart will share her love and knowledge of flutes by playing several with various types of music, while giving background and short histories of each flute. She will have at least twenty on hand, some of which she will allow attendees to try out. Aside from the voice, this versatile instrument is one of the earliest known of musical instruments. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues, Middletown. As parking is difficult, please arrive early. This program is the first of five master classes offered during the Fall 2011 semester on different subjects produced by Cultural Affairs. For additional information, call 845-341-4891 or visit online at