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Classical Notes: August 16, 2009 Archive

What do you get when you stuff over 2,000 flutists in one room?

Posted at 12:42 PM on August 16, 2009 by Alison Young
Filed under: Awards & Accomplishments, Fun finds

A world record!

The National Flute Association e-mailed me over the weekend to tell me they did it: broke the record for largest flute ensemble at their convention in New York City.

I don't have any official numbers just yet, but they say they beat out the Chinese record set in July of 1,975 flautists.

I'll post something official when I get it, but for now here's what the warm up sounded like: