MARCH 2015

Tuesday, March 17 at 7.30pm

Decisive Instant

Large ensemble concert performance.
Creative Alarm Student Ensemble will open the concert

Marvin Laser Recital Hall, LaCorte Hall A103, Cal State Dominguez Hills

March 10-12 at 2.30pm

Creative Alarm Inventions

Improvisation workshops with Yamaha Flute Artist Ellen Burr
At CSUDH Music 311 & Music 486

March 7

Post-Silence Salon Series

With vocalist Julie Adler / Poet Eve Wood / Musician/Actor Ellen Burr
At the Carrie Hamilton Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse


Friday, February 27 & Saturday, February 28 at 8.00pm


Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, California 90291
$30 at the door - $25 advance at Brown Paper Tickets

38 musicians! featuring Bennie Maupin - full musicians list on Facebook page
Music composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph

- Friday opening set by WILDFLOWERS DUET
Oguri - dance, Adam Rudolph - percussion

- Saturday opening set by HU: VIBRATIONAL
Boonghee riddim music with visuals by Noureddine El Warari

Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a kind of future orchestra: it is an original orchestral concept of world music improvisation started by Adam Rudolph in 2001. Since then he has taught and improvisationally conducted hundreds of musicians in both Europe and the United States, The music is composed as thematic material that provides a spontaneous orchestral context and inspiration for improvisational dialogue. The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra expresses a creative vision of a world without boundaries: of culture as the vessel for human understanding, empathy and sharing.

See Rock, Paper, Scissors


Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 3.00 pm

Mid to Late Twentieth Century Flute Sonatas

Works by Martinu, Jolivet and Taktakishvili
Soloist: Ellen Burr
Accompanied by Polly Schaffner, Lorenzo Sanchez and William Schmidt

$15 tickets
doors open at 2:45
you can buy advance tickets on the hatchfund
$15 for one ticket and a signed program
$25 for two tickets.

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Crossroads School, Roth Hall
21st Street Campus, 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Miles Playhouse Fireside Series Presents The Los Angeles Flute Orchestra (LAFO)

1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90403
Validated Parking at 808 Wilshire Blvd (enter from Lincoln)
Reservations: 310-458-8634 or
Tickets: $10, $5 for seniors, students & under 17.

Ellen Burr and the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra are pleased to be performing again on the Annual Fireside at the Miles Concert Series at the beautiful Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica. Performances take place beside the large vintage fireplace with a cheery eco-log fire. Comfy couches, cozy candles, organic beverages and snacks all await you inside the historic playhouse. We'll be performing an eclectic blend of music and premiering some new works. Join us in this lovely setting for an evening you won't forget.


December 2014, various dates and times

December 2014 LAFO School Concerts

The Los Angeles Flute Orchestra will bring holiday cheer and great music to several local schools. For more information on their educational concerts and programs, please contact them at:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concert

585 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101
Free Admission

Ellen Burr and the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra will be presenting a half hour concert of holiday music favorites.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm

LAFO Holiday Concert & Party

Santa Monica Moose Lodge
1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
$10 Adults & $7 Students
Tickets at the door – cash, check or credit cards accepted

Ellen Burr performs with LAFO (Los Angeles Flute Orchestra) in a holiday concert of music that will include Christmas and Hanukah favorites. As always the LAFO program will have something for everyone from classical to swing and feature its low flute section and unique ethnic flutes. They will be premiering some new holiday music and playing a few favorites from their Winter Wonderland release too.


Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

St. Vladimir Ukraine Fest

4051 Melrose Ave., LA 90029
Free admission

At 1pm, Ellen Burr performs with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra (LAFO) at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Live music, food and fun for all ages. The LAFO will perform some traditional Ukrainian music as well as some favorites from their jazz repertoire. There will also be traditional Ukrainian dancers and ensembles following the LAFO performance.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Three events at the NFA Convention

8.30am -- Low Flutes Concert

2:45pm -- Exhibitor’s Showcase “How polishing is like practicing”

7pm -- LAFO concert Pre-Gala Lobby concert Normandie Lounge

The LAFO is honored to be performing at this year's National Flute Association Annual Convention in Chicago IL. We'll be premiering a new work for solo alto flute and flute ensemble by Peter Senchuk with Guest Soloist Peter Sheridan. More details here.

JULY 2014

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Rare Birds House Concert

7.30pm -- Rare Birds
8.30pm -- Alexis:Alexander
9.30pm -- updownup
11pm --- Michael will be leading kirtan to end the evening

Cindy's address:
9813 Beckford Ave
Northridge, CA 91324

Rare Birds, live electronics with Ellen Burr, flutes and Steve Burr drums, guitars, harmonicas.
It's Alexis:Alexander’s CD release party for their EP called Drop Down. Listen to the most recent release of this band.

JUNE 2014

Friday, June 6

One World Flutes

New School University
66 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011, 5th floor performance hall
as part of the Seventh ISIM Festival-Conference

with Michel Gentile, United States-East coast & Sylvain Leroux, Canadian, African flutes

Monday, June 2, 2014

Concert Music of Dr. Adam J Gilberti

St. Albans Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, CA

Ellen is playing bass flute for the composition: Northern Lights

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Decision Party, 10am-5:30pm

Ellen plays 10am-11:15am
Live@the Loft at the Sidewalk Cafe (upstairs)
2057 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

She will be joined by Archie Carey, bassoon; Cathy Light, drawing and Shel Wagner Rasch, dance.

The Decision Party is a durational, evolving, laboratory of live presence in the form of drawing, music, dance and video projections that will have a changing group of people to activate the space. You are invited to grab a cup of coffee/tea and/or taco and come hang with us! This will be an open laboratory focused on experimentation and group magic.

This is part of the Altadena/Pasadena Open Studio Tour! Please see link.

MAY 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Excursion: Rhythm & Hue

MADhaus Long Beach
624 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Ellen will play with Nine+ at 9pm. The line-up is: NotQuiteFree, The Natives and Nine+ (Breeze Smith--Drums, Anthony Shadduck--Bass, Susan Costantini-Green--Keyboards, Anthony Atherton--Reeds & Scott Heustis--12 String Guitar)

May 15, 2014

Lunchtime Concert at Grand Park, LA

Grand Park's Performance Lawn (between Grand and Hill)
200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles,CA 90012

This is an outdoor free concert on the lawn.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some of the LAFO's most popular music.  We'll feature unique ethnic flutes and our one of a kind low instruments. More details here.


February 11-12, 2014

Capital University's NOWNew Music Festival
Columbus, Ohio
Guest Performer and Clinician

February 11, 2014

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Flute Master Class
With Katherine Borst Jones, flute studio

February 8, 2014

123 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206
7.00pm - 10.30pm

i M p r o V e X p r e S s i O n s
Benefit Performance for Stan Smith’s recovery from a devastating fire.

With David Strother – elec.violin, Oz – chapman stick, Scott Heustis – guitar, Jeff Schwartz – bass, Tony Green – bass, Dan Clucas – trumpet +, Bruce Friedman – trumpet, Ellen Burr – flutes, Dwight Trible – voice, Carlos Astudillo – voice/poetry, Cheryl Banks-Smith – dance, Robert S. Hilton – original instruments, Price – percussion+, Breeze Smith – drums/percussion (brother of Stan), Steve Burr – video/audio/guitar, Darryl Tewes - bass, Susan Costantini Green - keys, Gabriel 'Slam' Nobles - vibes, Alexander Vogel - reeds

Suggested donation $20


January 19, 2014 -- 3pm

Mt. Olive's Classical Music Series
MTAC Santa Monica Bay
Teachers Community Concert
See flyer here

Free admission and parking


Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7.30pm

Los Angeles Flute Orchestra Holiday Concert
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405

$10 Adults & $7 Students
Tickets at the door cash, check or credit cards accepted
Advance Tickets available at

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at 10am

Los Angeles Flute Orchestra Showcase
LAX Terminal 4
Produced by the Association of Airport Employees


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8pm

Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra
Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave Venice, CA 90291

Oct. 7-11, 2013

Creative Music Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Workshop
(look at the video at the bottom of the page, to see some cuts from the May workshop)

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at 3pm

Los Angeles Flute Orchestra
on Mount Olive’s Third Sunday at 3.


Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Phillip Greenlief Concert of New Music
The Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street @ Market SF CA

performed by NORA STANLEY, STEVE ADAMS, JON RASKIN, KYLE BRUCKMANN, CORY WRIGHT, ELLEN BURR, and Greenlief himself, as well as movement by dancer LEYVA MONA TAWIL, and poetry by CLAUDIA LA ROCCO.
Curated by Lisa Mezzacappa.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Clinics at San Francisco Waldorf High School.
Presented by Phillip Greenlief
Co-sponsors: Yamaha Musical Instruments and West Valley Music

Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2013

Ellen’s “Q”
Eagle Rock Community Center,
2225 Colorado Blvd
on the Open Gate Theatre Sunday evening concerts series;
playing first, at 7:00pm
before Skeleton Wire (Phillip Greenlief, G.E. Stinson, and Steuart Liebig)