About the MFO
In summer residence at New England Conservatory
The New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Orchestra, comprised of highly trained flutists, presents a wide variety of music, crafting musical selections for each concert based upon the concert venue and audience. From classical and sacred literature to jazz, folk songs and show tunes, the ensemble has been delighting audiences since 1998. In additions to concerts presented in the local area of Boston, Massachusetts, the New England Conservatory Flute Orchestra has also presented concerts in Europe and prestigious events in the United States.
Past performances, in addition to regular concert programs presented at the New England Conservatory, include appearances at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Open House, the BSO’s Symphony Café, Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Boston’s French Library. The Metropolitan Flute Orchestra commissioned the awarded winning composition The Academie of Dance by Catherine McMichael.
The Metropolitan Flute Orchestra was selected and performed at the National Flute Association Conventions in 2000 (Columbus, OH), 2006 (Pittsburgh, PA), 2009 (New York City, NY), 2011 (Charlotte, NC) and 2015 (Washington DC). In addition, the MET has presented concert tours in France in July 2001, in Ireland in 2008, in Germany, Austria and Slovakia in 2012, in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in 2014 and in England and Scotland in 2016. They are now preparing to tour Iceland with concerts in Reykjavik and Akureyri, July 2018.
From 1998-2001, the New England Conservatory Metropolitan Flute Orchestra rehearsed and performed year round. Since Paige’s move to Florida, the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra is now in summer residence at New England Conservatory, presenting annual concerts in renowned Jordan Hall.