Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society
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April 2021

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Second Level Beginners' Class with Tish Berlin: Learning Bass Recorder
3/31/2021 - 4/21/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Heloise Degrugillier (alto recorder)
4/8/2021 - 4/29/2021

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Chapter Representatives Zoom Discussion on Community School Outreach
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Annette Bauer (soprano/tenor recorder)
5/4/2021 - 5/25/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Greta Haug-Hryciw: Focus on Expressivity (soprano/tenor)
5/8/2021 - 5/29/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Larry Lipnik: A Renaissance Consort Primer (any recorder)
5/11/2021 - 5/20/2021
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Events in the next 30 days...
A Season of Chamber Music

A Season of Chamber Music
Advanced and Intermediate Chamber Music Ensembles Online

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A Season of Chamber Music

A Season of Chamber Music
Advanced and Intermediate Chamber Music Ensembles Online

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From Cradle to Grave: The ABCs of recorder care and maintenance, a talk with Recorder maker Patrick von Huene

Patrick von Huene, owner of the renowned Von Huene Workshop in New England, joins us for a one-hour interactive seminar on everything you've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the recorder. Patrick will offer tips on everything from assessing an instrument for purchase, to handling regular maintenance and repairs, to knowing when it's time to bid adieu to your beloved companion.

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Flying Forms with Clea Galhano: L'Arte di Suonare

Join us for a video performance by the creative baroque trio Flying Forms joined by renowned recorder player Cléa Galhano.   in a concert of 17th and 18th century chamber music: sonatas by Dario Castello and trio sonatas by Georg Philipp Telemann. The Ensemble joins us for a live introduction to the video and a post-performance Question & Answer session. 

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Denver Recorder Society meeting led by Jennifer Carpenter

The Denver Recorder Society continues their 2020-21 virtual season (third Sunday of every month) on Sunday, April 18, 2021, from at 2-3:30 PM MST. Professional recorder player Jennifer Carpenter will lead this chapter meeting on Zoom, preceded by the chapter's "newbies" session for less-experienced players. All are welcome.

Professional recorder player Jennifer Carpenter performs and teaches regularly throughout the southwest. A resident of Colorado Springs, CO, she is a member of the Parish House Baroque Ensemble and the duo Byrd on a Wire. Jennifer enjoys teaching as much as performing. In addition to teaching private lessons, both in person and online, she has been on the faculty of early music workshops in TX, CA, NM, CO, and AZ. Her enthusiasm for working with amateur recorder players led her to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Recorder Society for eight years.

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Online Class - The Art of the Trio Sonata with Flying Forms & Clea Galhano

Working together, all members of the ensemble will lead participants through selected movements of trio sonatas, from 17th century to high baroque. They will note the different styles of each period and and highlight the captivating aspects of each part in the sonatas as well as the connections between the parts. Open to all melody and continuo instrumentalists. Pitch: A=415.

Music selected will be appropriate to the mix of instruments among registrants. Music will be provided ahead of time and will be marked with the ensemble’s figures for bass parts, breath and bowing marks, and important articulation.

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Online Class - A Musical Medley: Renaissance Madrigals & Brazilian Songs with Clea Galhano

Cléa Galhano introduces participants to the infectious melodies, lovely – and sometimes strange – harmonies, and exciting rhythms of Renaissance madrigals and Brazilian songs, arranged for recorders. The music selected includes parts for all sizes of recorders: four- and five-part madrigals by Willaert and Gesualdo, four and six part Brazilian music. Choose any instrument or play them all, with recordings of the pieces.  Music provided ahead of class.

Geared to recorder players. Open to all instrumentalists. Pitch: A=440

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Recorder Fest Online!

Piffaro's 2021 Recorder Fest will feature stunning performances by the 2020 competition finalists and two past winners: Alexa Raine-Wright and Teresa Deskur. We will also interview them so you will hear about their promising careers. Piffaro will host the event as a Zoom meeting so that you can join the discussion. The event is free. To receive your invitation, please visit

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Confluence - the San Francisco Recorder Society 2021 Spring Workshop

We are pleased to announce open enrollment for the annual San Francisco Recorder Society workshop on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Conductors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij will present "Confluence" - a beautiful program curated for recorders and other 'soft' instruments - featuring a luscious variety of music by Gilles Binchois, Guillaume de Machaut, Magister Egidus, Francesco Landini, Henry Purcell, Johann Schop and Benjamin Thorn.

The first half of the workshop will offer sessions for intermediate and advanced players with each conductor. Participants may self-select which group they prefer to be in and are allowed to switch if they wish. After a break, there will be a "tutti" session for all levels. Registrants may choose to participate in the full workshop (all sessions - $40), or a half workshop (either the morning groups OR the tutti session - $25).

Dear Teachers: 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.

Registrations will be acknowledged upon receipt. The Zoom link and all music will be provided by email to registrants several days before the event. The conductors will show the music on-screen. However, we have found that in this online setting it is more satisfying to have your own copy available, whether in print on or your own screen/tablet.

We are very excited about this day of music and hope to hear from you very soon! Enrollment is limited to 60 participants, so please register as early as possible.


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SBRS online meeting with Greta Haug-Hryciw

Online meeting of the South Bay Recorder Society with Greta Haug-Hryciw.

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