MPRO January Workshop


On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a workshop directed by Thomas Axworthy entitled, International Potpourri: German madrigal, a Spanish salad & a Norwegian fjord.  The workshop will feature early 17th-century madrigals by Johann Steffens,  La Bomba, an extensive musical potpourri, or ensalada (salad), by the renaissance Spanish composer, Mateo Flecha, and selections by Edvard Grieg, including a canon, a setting for recorders of the song Våren (Spring) and movements from Peer Gynt.  Thomas Axworthy has served as director of the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra, the Southern California Early Music Consort, co-director for the Canto Antiguo Workshop in Early Music and Dance and is co-founder of the early music ensemble, Canto Antiguo.  He has taught at Rio Hondo College and directed the Collegium for the Claremont Graduate School.  He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and can be heard on numerous soundtracks for major motion pictures and television programs.  He has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch, Dargason, Titanic and Word Records.

The workshop will take place at Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  The workshop is open to recorder players from the intermediate to advanced level.  Workshop fees are as follows:  MPRO, SFEMS and ARS members, $50.00; non-members, $55.00.

Please plan on bringing a music stand and a lunch.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.  Advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited.  For further information or to register for the workshop please visit the MPRO website at <> or contact Leslie Pont at 650-941-3065.  The location of this workshop is wheelchair accessible.  The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.



East Bay Workshop

Dear Friends,

Registration is now open for the EBRS Fall Workshop ‘‘Exploring Rhythm Through the Centuries’’ with Tish Berlin : 

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland

The workshop is for recorders, early winds and brass, soft reeds, strings, and singers.

You may download the flyer for more details, registration form and directions. 


Columbia Gorge Workshop

Registration for the March 2017 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat opens October 1st.

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WHEN:  March 17-20, 2017
WHERE: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon, 97019, about 20 miles east of Portland
WHO: Faculty: Alison Melville, Miyo Aoki, Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman; Players: recorders, Renaissance winds, reeds, and strings
WHAT: Go to www. starting Oct 1st for our**NEW** ONLINE REGISTRATION.