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)

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

Upcoming Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra concert

Hello fellow SRS members,
   The 34-member Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO) with recorders from sopranino to subcontra bass, presents its annual concert, “Let There Be Light: Contrasts of Shadow and Light,” on Sunday March 3 at 4:00 p.m. at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue in Kensington. 
   Directors Frances Feldon and Greta Haug-Hryciw will be joined by guest conductor Glen Shannon in a program of works by Foote, Monteverdi, Ockeghem, Sweelinck, Tallis, and new music for recorder orchestra by Adam Knight Gilbert, Erik Pearson, Glen Shannon, and Benjamin Thorn.
    It’s going to be a fun concert. The PDF below the flyer contains the conductors’ descriptions of the pieces that they will be directing. I hope that you will be able to come down to the East Bay in March to enjoy our music!
– – Mark Schiffer

BCRO concert flyer 2019.pdf

BCRO Concert Description

January 2019 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s our January newsletter. I am also attaching the flyer for the Winter Party. Thank you to our soupe volunteers; we could use a few more! Let me know if you would like to bring soupe. Mark is putting together the musical program; please get the information about what you will be playing to him by January 7th. Doris is keeping track of party guests; please let her know who you will be bringing and include yourself. She’ll be adding to her list at the chapter meeting on January 8th. Looking forward to our fun winter events!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

Winter Party Flyer 2018.pdf

January 2019 newsletter.pdf

Victorian Christmas in Nevada City

Image result for nevada cityThe Nevada City Recorder Society welcomes other players to join us for any of the five days of Victorian Christmas. We play for the first hour of each day: Sundays Dec. 9, 16, and 23 at 1:30 and Wednesday Dec. 12 and 19 at 5:00.  We meet at on the boardwalk on Commercial Street between Pine and Coyote streets, just up the hill from the food court. Costumes are optional.  We provide music, mostly easy four-part carols.  Afterward enjoy the crafts, food, hot mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and atmosphere of a town that really is right out of a Hallmark movie (The Christmas Card). For more information please see the event website or contact Kathryn at kacanan@yahoo.com.

https://www.nevadacitychamber.com/nevada-city-events/victorian-christmas/

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