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Welcome to SRS

The Sacramento Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society and an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. We welcome recorder players of all ages and abilities as well as players of other early music instruments such as lutes, viols, sackbuts, shawms, curtals, krummhorns, and percussion.  We meet monthly September through June, from 6:45-9:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Friends Meeting House, 890 57th St., between H and J. We always welcome visitors to our meetings.  Map

For regular announcements, please follow the blog and be sure to read our monthly newsletter. You’ll get an email when new announcements are posted, generally only a few per month.

Questions? Contact Mark Schiffer or any board member on the Contact page.

Come Meet John Tyson at Denver Chapter’s Rocky XII !!

Consider playing recorders in the gorgeous setting of Estes Park, CO at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park! John Tyson will be special guest conductor at this workshp May 19-21.

Rocky XII website: http://www.denverrecordersoci ety.org/rocky12.htm

Rocky XII brochure.pdf

Rocky XII 2017 Registration REV.pdf

Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra

Hello Early Music Friends!

Just one last reminder of this weekend’s concert by the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra: Sunday, March 5 at 4:00, at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave, Kensington.

The program is unusual and we think quite beautiful. We would love to see you there. Bring a friend and double your enjoyment! Ample parking across the street in the library parking lot.

BCRO Concert

The Barbara Coast Recorder Orchestra announces its 2017 concert, For All Things Green and Peaceful. Directors Frances Feldon and Greta Haug-Hryciw with guest conductors Rebecca Molinari and Hanneke van Proosdij invite you to an afternoon concert of beautiful music at the top of the Bay. The program offers a welcome moment of refreshing calm with a variety of beautiful pieces that are perfectly suited to the rich sound of recorders. Featured will be the debut of an original work written for BCRO by van Proosdij and, by special permission from the composer, Molinari’s arrangement for recorders of Eric Whitacre’s Sleep.
 
Please join us in celebrating the joys of music and community:
 
Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Avenue
Kensington, CA 94707
 
The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, email gr8asf@yahoo.com. A PDF of the concert flyer is attached. Please share this announcement. If you receive multiple copies of this, please forgive the nature of our email connections.

For All Things Green and Peaceful – BCRO Concert.pdf

SFRS workshop February 11

The San Francisco chapter of the ARS (SFRS) announces its (lucky) thirteenth annual workshop day for recorders of all sizes:

 Game of Thrones:

Music for Queens & Kings

 Saturday February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Directed by Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij
Christ Church Lutheran  * 1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Avenue) * San Francisco
 
 
Most of us don’t mind paying for the art and music that enrich our lives so greatly. This is nothing new. For composers, such as Byrd, Dowland, Binchois, Dufay, and countless others, it was patrons of means – whether wealthy individuals, the Church or the Court –  who kept these artists in business, thus allowing them to live by their art.
 
Of course, the music was composed to please the patrons, but now, it also delights us. At this year’s SFRS workshop we will get to experience music that was written for Queens and Kings of Europe. Each class will experience music from different courts that our composers served.
 
Please join us for a day of glorious music in the heart of San Francisco’s Sunset District, where directors Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij will present music for royalty composed by the aforementioned composers as well as Busnois, Charpentier, Dowland, Charpentier, Lassus, Marais, de Monte, du Mont, van Ghizeghem, and Schütz.
 
The San Francisco Recorder Society Workshop is known for being particularly open to those who may never have attended a music workshop in the past with sessions organized for players of differing skill levels, from low-intermediate to advanced players. If you have friends who play, or students who have been hesitant to attend a workshop for fear of not being “ready” please encourage them to join you at this event. There will be lots of friendly players who will gladly sit next to the newcomers and guide them through the music and the day. If you are not sure which level you play in, take a look at the attached self-appraisal guide, which should help you decide.
 
Registration is now open! (Form attached) The fee is $47 which includes all the music. Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own lunch as there are no convenient restaurants in the immediate area. There is a kitchen available for refrigeration and warming of your food. Street parking and limited garage parking is available. The church is also accessible by public transit: it’s onthe 28, and 66 bus lines and three blocks north of the L Taraval streetcar line. All areas of the church are wheelchair accessible.
 
For more information, please contact Florence Kress at the email or phone number provided on the form, or you may direct your questions to me. SFRS is a chapter of the American Recorder Society an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. If you’ve received multiple copies of this email, please forgive the nature of these electronic announcements.
 
Greta Haug-Hryciw
SFRS Workshop Coordinator
gr8asf@yahoo.com 

Tune in to the Recorder XIII registration.pdf
Self-Appraisal Guide.pdf
Conductor Bios.pdf

Port Townsend Workshop

Trimble-5153.jpgGreetings One and All,
Happy New Year!

We are excited to announce that
Registration for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
July 9 – 15, 2017

IS NOW OPEN!

Visit www.seattle-recorder.org/workshop
to learn more and to register


The Workshop is held on the lovely campus of University of Puget Sound.

Check out our fabulous new website designed by webmaster Charles Coldwell.
We look forward to seeing you in July!


Vicki and Jo