San Francisco Recorder Society Workshop

Dear Recorder fans –

We are pleased to let you know that enrollment is now open for the annual San Francisco Recorder Society workshop. The fantastic team of Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij will once again provide a marvelous day of satisfying music and instruction for all in attendance.

This year’s SFRS workshop, A Hike through Germany, will be presented on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, 2020. This national holiday is an unusual day of the week for most music workshop events, but last year’s Love is in the Air workshop was so enthusiastically received (with a record attendance!) that we are trying it again on President’s Day this year. We hope it will allow for full participation from our regular participants as well as players who are new to the workshop experience.
Come along with us as Hanneke and Rotem guide this musical hike through Germany to show us spectacular views through the music of great German composers from various periods in history. J.S. Bach and Heinrich Isaac are among the star composers we’ll meet along the way.
For the Teachers among you: We invite you to share this workshop invitation with your students. Some scholarships are available and we are happy to consider requests on the basis of need.
Monday February 17, 2020
(Presidents’ Day)
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(check-in and setup begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94116
Tuition: $50 for the whole day, $30 for half day
(10:00 to 1:00 or 1:30 to 4:30)

January 2020 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here it is!  The January Chapter meeting and our Winter Party are a great way to start the new year right.  Also, a little reminder:  Have you been enjoying meetings without becoming a member this year?  Uh-oh!  Please see Doris at the January meeting and rectify your status by joining!!  We depend on dues to pay for our conductors and our use of the Friends Meetinghouse. You can download the membership form below.

Still looking for Soupe volunteers for the Winter Party!  Please email me with your soupe plans, even if you haven’t completely decided on the soupe recipe.

Happy New Year!
Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

Winter Party Flyer 2020.pdf
SRS memb form 19-20.pdf
January 2020 newsletter.pdf

Early Music Classes with Tish Berlin

Greetings!

I will be offering three new classes in January and February 2020. The classes take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from January 8 through February 26, at my home in Albany.

Class #1: Sightreading Smorgasbord II for the Intermediate Recorder Player (Tuesday afternoons)
Improve your ability to sight read by doing it! We’ll play through a variety of pieces, from easy to moderately difficult, geared toward the people who attend each class. You’ll get lots of tips and tricks to keep going when you lose your place, and have fun in the process. This class is for intermediate recorder players. The class runs from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays, January 14 (not 7!) to February 25, and requires a minimum enrollment of 4 to a maximum of 8 participants. This class continues the work begun in late 2019, but new students are welcome.

Class #2: Music in the Spanish Courts from the late 15th to the 16th Century for voices and instruments (Wednesday afternoons)
This class features villancicos, motets, and mass movements by late 15th- and 16th-century Spanish and Franco-Flemish composers. This period in Spanish history produced an abundance of ravishingly beautiful music by composers including Juan del Encina, Francisco Peñalosa, Pedro de Escobar, Josquin des Prez, Pierre de La Rue, and Cristobal de Morales, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and more. The class runs from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, January 8 to February 26, (no class on February 19) and also requires a minimum enrollment of 4 to a maximum of 8.

Class #3: Sightreading Smorgasbord II for the Upper Intermediate to Advanced Recorder Player (Wednesday evenings)
This class covers the same topics as the Tuesday class but is geared to more advanced players. The class runs from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays, January 8 to February 26, (no class February 19) and also requires a minimum enrollment of 4 to a maximum of 8. This class continues the work begun in late 2019, but new students are welcome.

Where: These classes will take place at my home in Albany. Students must be able to navigate an uneven path on a hill.

Pitch: Pitch for all classes is A=440.

Cost: The cost for each class is $175 for the full session of 7 meetings or $30 per class if paying weekly.

For more information or to register, please email Tish at tishberlin, or leave a message at 510-882-1169.

Letitia Berlin
Tibia Recorder Duo
www.tibiaduo.com
510-882-1169

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MPRO Workshop with Judith Linsenberg

Kindred Spirits: Comparing the music of interesting pairs of composers from the Renaissance to the present 
Judith Linsenberg, Director
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church Chapel
3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
Judith Linsenberg holds a doctorate degree in early music from Stanford University, is an internationally known performer of the recorder as well as artistic director and member of the San Francisco Bay Area baroque ensemble, Musica Pacifica.
The workshop is open to recorder players from the intermediate to advanced level. For further information visit the MPRO website at: mpro-online.org or contact Chantal Moser at 408-972-4998. Registration form below.

Winter20.pdf

December 2019 Newsletter

 

Dear Early Music friends,

Here are the newsletter and a flyer for the Winter Party.  Please do plan to let me know about Soupe at the December meeting.  It’s always nice to have plans in place!  I’m also attaching a charming bit of dancing for your enjoyment.  Alas, we will not be doing this at the party.  See you on the 3rd,

Patty Johnson,  SRS newsletter editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh-94sxuduI

December 2019 newsletter.pdf
Winter Party Flyer 2020.pdf

Medieval Ensemble Flauti Diversi

Medieval Ensemble Flauti Diversi

“In the Garden of Delight: A Musical Tour of the Medieval Mediterranean”

4:00PM Sunday, November 17 2019

St Alban’s Episcopal Church in Albany

Tickets: $25/$20/children free

Our tour begins in Italy, continues into Spain, and ends in North Africa and Asia. The program unites two musical traditions and displays the kinship between Western medieval instrumental and vocal music, and music of the Ottoman tradition. Flauti performs songs and dances of the 13th and 14th centuries, devotional and rowdy, and Arabic repertoire.

The band members include Frances Feldon, recorders/medieval flute; Allison Zelles Lloyd, soprano/medieval harp; Peter Maund, percussion; Sarah Michael, qanun; and David Rogers, oud.

The concert takes place at St Alban’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Av @ Santa Fe in Albany. View Map

Tickets are $25 general/$20 students & seniors/children under 12 free.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

Advance reservations highly recommended; purchase online at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flauti-diversi-tickets-70674576561

Nov 17 2019 flyer.pdf