Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society

January 2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Lisette Kielson (soprano/tenor recorder)
2/27/2021 - 3/20/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Emily O'Brien (soprano/tenor recorder)
3/4/2021 - 3/25/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Sarah Cantor: Playing Duets on Alto Recorder
3/15/2021 - 3/25/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Vicki Boeckman (alto recorder)
3/16/2021 - 3/26/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Miyo Aoki: Continuing Technique (alto recorder)
3/23/2021 - 4/13/2021
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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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Second Level Beginners' Class with Greta Haug-Hryciw: Focus on Expressivity (soprano/tenor)
5/8/2021 - 5/29/2021
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Events in the month of January 2021
1/5/2021 - 1/26/2021
Advanced Notation: 4 weekly sessions, Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm. Sessions are primarily for recorders at a=440, though anyone is welcome to join.  These sessions assume clef and ligature fluency and a good understanding of triple meter at 3 levels, imperfection, alteration, and dots (yes we will be working with perfect longs).
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Join us for the BC Recorder Society January playing meeting with Mark Takeshi McGregor, one of one of Canada's leading interpreters of classical and contemporary music. Mark presents 'Murder and Madrigals: the life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, one of the most infamous figures of the Renaissance'.
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1/7/2021 - 2/18/2021
Intermediate Notation:  4 biweekly sessions, Thursdays 4-5:30 pm, January 7. 21, February 4, 18.  Sessions are primarily for recorders at a=440, though anyone is welcome to join. These sessions assume some comfort with clefs and ligatures, and a basic understanding on imperfection and alteration in triple meter with circle (tempus perfectum) and c dot (prolatio major) mensurations.  We'll be working on gaining fluency in all areas.
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Extempore ornamentation—on the spot invention—is an essential part of Baroque music. Improve your ability to add appropriate ornamentation to Baroque sonatas in the Italian style. We'll look into the two main types of ornamentation: those on one note such as trills and mordents, and ornaments that include several notes and lead from one note of the composition to the next. We will work with ornaments-in-action in movements by Corelli, Mancini and Barsanti. Geared toward: upper intermediate to advanced recorders and other melody players. Pitch: A = 440.


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Friends, my early music topics for recorder players series, sponsored by the Highland Park (NJ) recorder society, continues on January 11th at 7:30 PM  EST (NYC time) with “Playing 17th-century Italian Music.” We will explore the historical and cultural aspects of music in the Italian peninsula at the beginning of the 17th century and the development of the style we now call the “transitional era” or “early Italian Baroque.” We will also examine selected repertory (G. B. Riccio, G. B. Fontana,  and D. Castello, et al.) as a group and learn how to approach some of the technical and interpretive challenges of this glorious music. 

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1/13/2021 - 2/3/2021
Baroque Sonatas: understanding and expression
This set of three classes will focus on the Italian style in sonatas for, or transcribed for, recorder and basso continuo by Corelli, Handel and Mancini. Learn about the structure, harmonies, forms, patterns and more. Discover how this information can lead you to a wealth of expressive options. Use all your recorder skills to bring forth your own unique story through each piece.
Class no. 1 (Jan. 13): Slow movements
Class no. 2 (Jan. 27): Quick movements
Class no. 3 (Feb. 3): Bringing it All Together
Information about the specific pieces to be used will be given to those who enroll. 

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The Denver Recorder Society continues their 2020-21 virtual season (third Sunday of every month) on Sunday, January 17, 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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1/22/2021 - 1/23/2021

2021 Mid-Winter Workshop
(18th annual)

The 18th annual workshop with early and newer music for Recorders, Brass, Viols and other “early” instruments will be held Friday evening and Saturday, January 22-23, 2021.

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BC (Canada) Recorder Society presents a workshop on The Art of Polyphony: A beginner's guide to interpreting Renaissance music with Laura Kuhlman.

Polyphony: the style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other. We'll learn how those parts fit together: finding phrases, finding cadences, moving between duple and triple meters within the same piece, and more.

Duets and trios will lay the foundation for our study of polyphony. We will use compositions by some of the best composers of the late Medieval to the Renaissance. If you are new to understanding this compositional style or want a brush up, you are invited to join the conversation and playing session.

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"La, la, la: Lyrical Tunes from the Renaissance and Today, with and without lyrics."
This virtual event will be held on Zoom.

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1/31/2021 - 2/14/2021
Sweet! Chocolate and French Baroque Music
Ever since cacao arrived from South America in Spain, chocolate became the fashion of the day. Spanish chocolatiers introduced the art of how to transform the bitter beans into chocolate to the royal court in Versailles. French baroque music with its delicious flavors became to the ear what chocolate is to our taste buds: a symphony of ecstatic sensations!
Ensemble Caprice with recorder players Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, baroque cellist Susie Napper, David Jacques (baroque guitar) and percussionist Patrick Graham deliver a sparkling and ...sweet program!
Music by Joseph N. Pancrace-Royer, M-A Charpentier, J-Ph Rameau, Fr.Couperin et M.Marais.

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