Laguna Flutes began performing in Fall 2013 under the direction of Cynthia Ellis. This group has been part of the musical community of Southern California, affiliated with the Laguna Beach Concert Band for many years prior to her leadership as well as with Orange County Music and Dance during their history.
Since that time they have grown from an ensemble of 6 to one with over 20 flutists, including Contrabass. Laguna Flutes was invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in 2021 and presented a digital concert prior to the Thursday evening gala.
Cynthia Ellis is the Music Director for Laguna Flutes and is the solo piccolo player for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. She also served as Principal Flute for the Opera Pacific Orchestra from 1995 until the company closed in 2009.
Cynthia has recorded for television, motion picture, and cartoon soundtracks as well as commercially released chamber music recordings. ‘Beyond Beethoven”, with the award-winning Les Amis Musicalles trio, was released on the Centaur label, and Jeremy Beck’s Flute Sonata is recorded on the CD ‘Never Final, Never Gone,” on the Nova label.
The Laguna Flutes often perform in and around Southern California. Some of their concerts are available on this website and can be streamed for your enjoyment. We have recorded three works in October, 2019 and they are presented HERE for your enjoyment. Feeling festive? Our Segerstrom Concert Hall Lobby Concert from December, 2019 is here too.
As a part of the bustling Southern California music scene, the Laguna Flutes can often be found performing their annual Christmas program at South Coast Plaza as well as a lobby concert at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, a yearly tradition since 2013. Laguna Flutes’ season often includes performances at The Willows Foundation in Laguna Woods, CA. Since that time, they have grown from an ensemble of 6 to one with over 20 flutists, including Contrabass.