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EVERY Sunday the British Columbia Recorder Society posts a recorder Performance of the Week! We scour the internet for THE best recorder performances so you don't have to! Here you will find the latest Performance of the Week AND an easy way to subscribe to our Youtube channel. Subscribe and the Performance of the Week will arrive in your email box each Sunday.

Let Andrea MacDonald of the BCRS curate the best online recorder performances for you to enjoy.

In addition, do you want even MORE internet recorder info? The BCRS YouTube channel is designed to help you find the information and inspiration you need to take your playing to the next level or just to enjoy some wonderful performances. Here you will find our YouTube index to get you started.

 

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5/12/2024
-12/29/2024
videos will be posted by late afternoon each SundayKeren Ferguson



Got style? French Baroque music is often described as subtle, tender, delicate, elegant, etc. How does stylish ornamentation enhance French music's sweetness, vigor and beauty? How do les agréments turn it into such a refined language? We'll first learn from Hotteterre's many helpful examples and then apply ornaments to undecorated pieces by Lully and others. Allons-y!

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7/14/20247:00pm to 8:30pmMike Richart


The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line workshops featuring tunes by Scottish fiddler, J.S. Skinner from the Greenblatt & Seay publication Skinner Tunes for Two.  These sessions are designed for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, and soprano recorder.

The Skinner Tunes for Two features 40 tunes by the great Scottish fiddler/composer/dancing master, J.S. Skinner (August 5, 1843 – March 17, 1927). In his own words: “The great work of my life has been composing music for the people of Scotland. The music that reaches and lives in the hearts of the people is the music that they whistle or sing at their daily toil or in their hours of recreation, that the mother croons o’er the cradle, and that accompanies her children, a joyous companion, through life.”



The Workshops will be on Tuesday, July 16, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, July 17, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, July 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://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_skinner.shtml

 

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7/16/20247:00pm to 8:00pmDeborah Greenblatt


Join us as Jennifer Carpenter helps us "ring in summer" with a celebration of the sun - Here Comes the Sun: Celebrate the warmth (or beat the heat!) with a charming program featuring music from William Byrd to The Beatles. We'll explore music that celebrates the golden sun, cheerful flowers, and hearts full of laughter and love.

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7/27/20242:00pm to 3:30pmMike Richart


The Rose & The Briar

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado collaborates with Chivalrous Crickets to present a transatlantic tour. Emigrants from the British Isles packed their bags for the nascent land of America with their stories and tunes in tow, their music settling in the Appalachian hills. Here new instruments picked up old melodies and historical ballads took on a life of their own. Centered on the ballad of Barbara Allen, compositions include those by Henry Purcell, John Playford, Niel Gowell, Jeremiah Ingles, ballads collected by Francis James Child, and tunes composed by the collective hands of generations of fiddlers and pipers.

Saturday August 3 in Boulder at 7:30 pm, at First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St, Boulder
Sunday, August 4 in Denver at 3pm, at St. Thomas Church, 2201 Dexter St., Denver

Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=239390

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8/3/20247:30 PM Saturday, 3PM Sunday


The Rose & The Briar

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado collaborates with Chivalrous Crickets to present a transatlantic tour. Emigrants from the British Isles packed their bags for the nascent land of America with their stories and tunes in tow, their music settling in the Appalachian hills. Here new instruments picked up old melodies and historical ballads took on a life of their own. Centered on the ballad of Barbara Allen, compositions include those by Henry Purcell, John Playford, Niel Gowell, Jeremiah Ingles, ballads collected by Francis James Child, and tunes composed by the collective hands of generations of fiddlers and pipers.

Saturday August 3 in Boulder at 7:30 pm, at First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St, Boulder
Sunday, August 4 in Denver at 3pm, at St. Thomas Church, 2201 Dexter St., Denver

Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=239390

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8/4/20247:30 PM Saturday, 3PM Sunday


ARS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Course for alto recorder, taught by Jody Miller! If you have never played recorder before, or if it has been eons ago since you have played, this is the course for you! Build a solid foundation for learning recorder through the American Recorder Society’s 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on August 6, 2024. Professional recorder teacher and performer Jody Miller will lead you through this course and help you build good recorder technique from the start. Jody’s background includes working with middle school through senior adults; his patient approach will help you gain the skills in tone production, articulation, and technique needed to advance to the next level. All materials will be provided except for the recorder. Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain one of the recorders listed below.

This class is sponsored by the North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS), an online community of recorder players who seek to promote the recorder, and provide safe, inclusive spaces for playing and having fun. 

Dates:
Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)
Thursday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST) Thursday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST)

Instrument:
Do you need to purchase an alto recorder? You cannot go wrong with a good plastic recorder. Yamaha, Aulos, and Zen-On all make good plastic recorders. Consider purchasing an instrument from one of our business partners:
Von Huene Workshop (The Early Music Shop of New England) www.vonhuene.com or 617-277-8690
Honeysuckle Music www.honeysucklemusic.com or 651-644-8545

These are some of the reputable instruments that are both popular and well made.
Yamaha “Rottenburgh” model YRA-302B plastic alto: https://www.vonhuene.com/p-115-yamaha-rottenburgh-plastic-alto.aspx
Aulos “Haka” model A709B plastic alto: https://www.vonhuene.com/p-126-aulos-plastic-haka-alto.aspx
Zen-On “Bressan” model G-1A plastic alto (and other recommended models included here): https://honeysucklemusic.com/show3.php?cat=Alto

 

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8/6/2024
-8/15/2024
6:00pm to 6:45pm


The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three online Mozart Family Duets Workshops for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, soprano recorder, and alto recorder.

The “Mozart Family Duets” collection features 38 pieces by three generations of the Mozart family: Leopold Mozart (1719 - 1787), his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), and his son, Franz Xavier Wolfgang Mozart (1791 - 1844).


The Workshops will be on Tuesday, August 13, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, August 14, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, August 16, 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_mozart_family.shtml

 

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8/13/20247:00pm to 8:00pmDeborah Greenblatt


The Utrecht (Netherlands) Early Music Festival
August 23 - 1 September 1, 2024
Program theme for 2024: Seville, Spain

Among many performances, the Royal Wind will appear at the festival, playing selections from their recent recording, The Orange Tree Courtyard (reviewed in the Summer 2024 American Recorder).
https://royalwindmusic.org/ (click at upper right for English)

More information & tickets: https://oudemuziek.nl/en/

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8/23/2024
-9/1/2024
See website for details


An intensive five-day retreat for intermediate to advanced recorder players who are ready to take the next step forward. Morning technique classes folllowed by consort and repertoire classes in the afternoon and ad hoc ensemble playing or private practice time in the evenings.


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8/25/2024
-8/30/2024
all dayTish Berlin


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