Showcasing the finest blend
of flute choir music

About CAFE flutes

CAFE Flutes (Central Arizona Flute Ensemble) enriches, enlightens, and inspires central Arizona residents by presenting interactive concerts and educational programs that highlight the diverse instruments in the flute family.

CAFE Flutes is a 501c3 charitable organization.

We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2023 Silver Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our NonprofitProfile and making a donation.

We look forward to exceeding your performance expectations!
Meet Our Members

Leslie Etzel, manager,
contrabass and alto flute

Sue Norton-Scott,
bass flute, Director of 

Tim Solarz,
alto and C flutes, piccolo
Nora Welsh,
alto and C flutes, piccolo
Susan Borgers,
C flute

Leslie Lewis,
C, alto and bass flutes, piccolo

Rhonda Bowen,
piccolo, alto and C flutes

CAFE Blogs

“Kudos to the ensemble; what a wonderful evening last night. Thanks so much; the music was great, and the ensemble members were friendly and had a good time. Not only wonderful “tunes” but as a bonus, some humor as well. Hope to see/hear you again.”

Charlie and Carol
“It was pure pleasure to have CAFE Flutes open our KOG Concert Series season. The ensemble has a substantial and varied musical repertoire providing a great mix of musical favorites of musical styles and preferences. Their relaxed and yet very professional approach to the audience is educational, engaging very relational. We look forward to our continued collaboration with CAFE Flutes.”
Cyndee Chaffee, Director of Worship and Arts, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Tempe
“Who needs an orchestra when you can enjoy the CAFE flute choir? This is so amazing. I came here thinking, ‘uh….I’ll listen to a few flutes.’ Little did I know how interesting and amazing this performance would be!”
“I just loved hearing the range of all of the different instruments. I had no idea that there was such a variety of flutes!”

“Your concert was so enjoyable, and loved by everyone I encountered that attended! Thank you so much for working on your program to fit our requirements. I very much look forward to working with you in the future.”

Ivy, Activities Director
“The CAFE music touched my heart. I was happy to join the audience in giving you a standing ovation. It was well deserved.”
“This was the best musical program we’ve had at this place and I’ve been here for seven years!
“You guys are just all kinds of awesome.”
“Thank you again for CAFE Flutes playing such an enjoyable concert.”
Rhonda, Activities Director, Leisure World
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