Flutes for Peace!
Playing to Promote Peace, Love and Healing
One Flute at a Time... "All Together Now!"

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geririzzo@gmail.com

 

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Our Mission

The sound of the flute in itself is soothing and healing!  All my life this has been the primary reaction to one who hears me play.   Given that, the sound of many flutes instills a feeling of a heavenly, spiritual presence that touches the heart and warms the soul.  "Flutes for Peace" is a ministry through music not only to  bring joy and healing to all who listen, but also to remind everyone who hears us about the important things in life -- kindness, love, helping others and making the world a better place, not just one flute at a time, but through many -- an allegory for the world so to speak. 

Founder

 


Geri Rizzo
Founder/President

 

Geri has been playing the flute since age ten, attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on a full scholarship and studied with many renowned flutists.  A native of the Hudson Valley, NY, she came to south Jersey in 2001.  Since then she has played jazz in most of casinos in Atlantic City (NJ),  as well as playing in many symphonic bands and orchestras.  In 2003 Geri founded MagicFluteWeddings.com, a wedding and event music service in Southern NJ employing many local classical musicians. 

Geri has been a member of the Atlantic Pops Community Band, EHT, NJ, for ten years which performed at Carnegie Hall in February, 2018.   She loves helping others and believes in the healing properties of music and loves performing for shut-ins.  World Peace has always been something she hopes and prays for.  More about Geri here: www.FlutistGeriRizzo.com


Judy Simmermon
Librarian/Co-Founder
 

The beautiful flute playing of Judy Simmermon began in high school and she moved on to play in the U.S. Marine Band in Quantico.  She has performed in the Atlantic Pops Community Band in Egg Harbor Township for several years as well as the Tri-County Band in Gloucester County.  Judy is a dedicated flutist and also plays for weddings and special events.

 


"Amazing Grace"

About Us

Geri and Judy met online in a Flute Forum and presently perform together in the Atlantic Pops Community Band in EHT, NJ.   "Flutes for Peace" was created in an attempt to promote peace and understanding through music.  They believe that Art Save Lives in more ways than one.  They also were both single Moms who put their musical dreams on hold to work and support their children and their dreams  Mission accomplished, they are now enjoying playing music and helping others in doing so.  It's never too late to follow your dreams!  The ensemble performs classical to pop, inspirational, sacred, and holiday music!




Our (Home Base!) Members

Right to left:  Erika Zeiters (not shown) / flute-piccolo;  Judy Simmermon, flute, bass flute, piccolo;  Cindy Yenelovich, flute, alto flute, piccolo; Geri Rizzo, flute/piccolo; Rosemarie Cicalese-Jurgaitis, flute/piccolo.   Our terrific flutists are all members of the Atlantic Pops Community Band, EHT, NJ.   We usually perform in a quartet but expand as is required for the occasion.

 

 

OUR SCHEDULE

Where we have performed: 
Brandywine Living, Linwood, NJ
Wesley Manor/Hidden Creek Country Club
Smithville Inn Bridal Show, Smithville, NJ

Coming Up! 
The Ocean City Library/Christmas Show
Dec. 16, 2018
featuring Flutist Pamela Whitman
and her 12 Flutes of Christmas!

Villa Raffaela - Feb. 16, 2019

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NEW DATES:
Wesley Manor, Ocean City (date TBA)
Brandywine Living Center Christmas Show, Linwood, NJ (date TBA)
The Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, at Christmas (date TBA)
 

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