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Starting in April, Seattle Recorder Society will sponsor a four-session beginning recorder program for 9-13 year-olds, called the Junior Recorder Ensemble of Puget Sound (JREPS). The class will be taught by SRS member Nancy Gorbman, who led a similar group last summer on Vancouver Island.

The program will run on four consecutive Friday evenings from 4 – 5 pm, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3. . Each participant will be provided with an “Ecodear” soprano recorder, a music folder with sheet music and handouts. Music stands will be provided at the sessions. The cost of the program is $47.50 and includes the recorder. Financial aid is available if needed.
 

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4/12/2024
-5/3/2024
4:00pm to 5:00pm


Tuesdays: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 3:45-4:45, CT

It’s easy to want to increase your finger speed, but difficult to know how to actually achieve it. In this live, four-week, small-group Zoom short course we’ll lay the foundations you need to build faster fingers over time. What does faster playing require of you and how can you work toward it? We’ll answer these questions and more. We’ll also complete weekly homework assignments, helping you develop habits of effective practice.

Cost: $99
Register here!

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4/16/2024
-5/7/2024
3:45pm to 4:45pm


The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line Baroque Fiddle Tunes Workshops for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, soprano recorder, and alto recorder.

The Workshops will be on Tuesday, April 16, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, April 17, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, April 19, 7 PM, Central Time.

Different tunes will be played at each session.

We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these charming pieces.  A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).

For more information, and to register:



https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_baroque.shtml

 

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4/16/20247:00pm to 8:00pmDeborah Greenblatt


Cathedral Village, Cathedral Hall, Philadelphia, PA
7:30-9:30 PM (in person and online)
Copies of the workshop music will be made available to participants in early April.
$15 in-person/ $12 online

Info and to register: Philadelphia Recorder Society, https://philadelphiarecordersociety.org, Music-Director@PhiladelphiaRecorderSociety.org

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4/16/20247:30pm to 9:30pm


Strictly Recorder (for intermediate to advanced recorder players)
Saturday, April 20, 2024
9:30am - 4:30pm Eastern
1702 Vista Street, Durham NC

The Triangle Recorder Society is an ARS chapter active in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill "Triangle" area of North Carolina.

Join us on Saturday, April 20, for a convivial day of recorder playing in Durham, NC!  Technique, consort skills, repertoire, and recorder orchestra, for intermediate to advanced players, led by Jennifer Streeter and Patricia Petersen.  Some music will be available ahead of time.  Elevate your skill level and enjoy the thrill of playing with others!

Class descriptions & registration information:
http://www.trianglerecorder.org/spring-workshop.html
Info: 919-802-5586 or jasharpsichord@yahoo.com

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4/20/2024See website for details


San Antonio Recorder Society
Shakespeare Day Concert - April 20, 2024 - 1 pm


 

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4/20/20241:00pm to 2:30pmLisa Nolan


Come make music with old friends and new on the Oregon Coast! Four class periods a day, featuring a range of topics from Medieval to Contemporary music for recorders. 
Open mic on Saturday! Intermediate to advanced players are welcome. Faculty: Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker, Cléa Galhano.

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4/27/2024
-4/29/2024
9:00am to 5:00pmTish Berlin



French Music II - Ooh La La! Our menu for the day will be a Feast of French music! French music, second installment, because once is never enough, no? Don’t you want to know about French inégal? And about the fight for Calais between the French and the English? Surely you do!

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4/27/20242:00pm to 3:30pmMike Richart


UBC early music scholar Alex Fisher will focus this workshop on a famed composer whose 500th anniversary is rapidly approaching, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594). Vocal music like Palestrina’s beautiful Masses and motets were “fair game” for instrumentalists in the sixteenth century and their texts also help us to understand principles of phrasing and articulation. Time permitting, we may also explore music of Palestrina’s Roman contemporaries, such as Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611) or Giovanni Animuccia (d. 1571).

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5/5/20242:00pm to 4:00pmKeren Ferguson


"A Night at the Improv!" - Getting Started With Playing Music Away From the Page

Not all music is written down, in fact, a large part of all music-making is music that is composed on the spot, or improvised. If you are curious about the vast universe of improvisation but are not really sure where or how to start, this workshop is for you. We will explore step by step how to get started with playing music away from the page, and what kinds of musical framework we might reference while doing so. This workshop will introduce simple models for melodic and harmonic improvisations, using both soprano and alto recorders.
 

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5/5/20247:00pm to 8:30pmMike Richart


Webinar Season Pass
with Anne Timberlake
 
Get auto-magic, hassle-free registration for all six of my Wednesday Webinars in 2023-24 by purchasing a season pass. You’ll only have to register once, and you’ll save money off the single ticket price.
 
Past Topics:
8/30/23: Where Do I Breathe?!?!
10/4/23: Vibrant Vibrato
11/15/23: Mysterious Musicality
12/13/23 Recorder Messiah!
1/17/24: Alternative Fingerings
3/6/24: Hemiolas…and Why You Care!

Upcoming:
5/8/24: Intro to Memorization
Are you interested in trying to play from memory? In this one-hour, live Zoom webinar, we’ll talk about the essentials of memorization and how you can begin to practice this unique skill.
 
To purchase, visit my website and complete the purchase process. If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com
 

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5/8/2024VariesAnne Timberlake


Capitol Early Music presents:

The virtuosi of Camerata Transcontinental gather from across our continent to play a concert drawn from the 16th century musicians of England and the European Continent. Enjoy the journey through the sumptuous repertoire of the 16th century, exploring the iconic genres and masterpieces of its most influential composers: Josquin, Lassus, de Monte, Dowland, Marenzio, Gabrieli, Byrd, and others.  
 
Letitia Berlin, recorders
Frances Blaker, recorders
Lawrence Lipnik, recorders and viola da gamba
Amy Domingues, viola da gamba
Jessica Powell Eig, viola da gamba
Ronn McFarlane, lute
 

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5/12/20243:00pm to 5:00pmEllen Farrell


The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line Klezmer Fiddle Tunes Workshops for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, soprano recorder, and alto recorder.

The Workshops will be on Tuesday, May 14, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, May 15, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, May 17, 7 PM, Central Time.

Different tunes will be played at each session.

We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these charming pieces.  A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).

For more information, and to register:

https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_klezmer.shtml

 

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5/14/2024
-5/17/2024
7:00pm to 8:00pmDeborah Greenblatt


Villancicos and polyphonic repertoire from 17th c. Mexico Polyphonic liturgical and para-liturgical music had an extraordinary development in 17th century New Spain, where composers from Spain, Italy and Mexico, found a fertile ground to create. Hundreds of works were composed and imported for ecclesiastical services and festivities, as well as for the theatre and other secular institutions. We will learn about the main musical archives where thousands of works have been kept until today: Mexico City Cathedral, Durango, Oaxaca and Puebla cathedrals among them. We will play polyphonic music examples in 4 to 5 parts, including hymns with texts in original languages like Náhuatl, villancicos and chansonettas by Gaspar Fernández, Fray Jerónimo González, Juan García de Céspedes, Antonio de Salazar and Hernando Franco, that make extensive and fun use of syncopated rhythms and hemiolas.

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5/18/20242:00pm to 3:30pmMike Richart


Memorial Day Weekend Workshop

May 24-27, 2024
Wisdom House, Litchfield, Connecticut
Directed by Valerie Horst
 

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5/24/2024
-5/27/2024
Friday evening; Saturday & Sunday 9:30am through evening; Monday 9:30-12:30Sally Merriman


Chapter representatives are invited to join us as we discuss best practices to help you run your respective chapters. This is an opportunity for you to meet your peers in chapters throughout the ARS. We believe that the people best qualified to help you with your chapter's challenges are your fellow chapter reps.

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6/1/20242:00pm to 3:30pmPhil Hollar


Sponsored by a generous donation from the North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS)

"Lost... and Found": Finding Your Way Back in the Music

In this series we will focus on continuing technique for the alto recorder, following up from our Alto Beginners lesson.

This class is available at no charge to ARS members, only. When registering, use the email address associated with your ARS membership. If you are not an ARS member, you may click HERE to join.  These classes are limited in size to allow for more interaction between the teacher and students. If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up, in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.

Dates:

Monday, June 3 at 7:30 PM, ET
Saturday, June 8 at 4 PM, ET
Saturday, June 15 at 4 PM, ET
Saturday, June 22 at 4 PM, ET

About Lewis Baratz:
Lewis R. Baratz is a harpsichordist, recorder player, conductor, and music educator. He has performed with the Academy of Sacred Drama, Bethlehem Baroque, Brandywine Baroque, The Queens Consort, MidAtlantic Opera Company, Voices Chorale, Vox Ama Deus, and with La Fiocco, which he founded in 2009. He served on the boards of Early Music America, the Academy of Sacred Drama, and the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County. Lewis was the first person to earn the Ph.D. in musicology with concentration in historical performance practice at Case Western Reserve University and was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He has published several critical editions and over 20 articles on a wide range of topics, including 15th-century dance music, 17th-century keyboard music, biographical, archival, and manuscript studies, basso continuo, the choirboys of the Brussels Collegiate Church c. 1550 to 1793, and numerous entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Music. Lewis was music director of the Highland Park Recorder Society from 2020 to 2022 and presented a monthly online seminar series in early music performance for recorder players. He currently teaches harpsichord, recorder, and directs the chamber orchestra at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

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6/3/2024
-6/22/2024
7:30pm to 8:30pm


Berkeley, CA and nearby Bay Area venues
19 main stage concerts, as well as special events, a three-day exhibition, community workshops, and dozens of Fringe presentations.

Info and ticket information: San Francisco Early Music Society, berkeleyfestival.org

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6/9/2024
-6/16/2024
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