Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society
The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.

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Meet the Composer and Play-Along on Play-the-Recorder Day, with Victor Eijkhout!
3/18/2023
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Events in the month of November 2022
11/3/2022
Non-members: CA$10
Members: FREE

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11/5/2022

Phoenix Desert Pipes Presents:

Ut Re Mi: Solfège in Renaissance Music Virtual Recorder Workshop

Workshop Leader: James Chaudoir

Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm AZ/Pacific time
(2:00 pm Mountain, 3:00 pm Central, 4:00 pm Eastern)

Remember singing Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music? That is a song about “solfège” or “solfeggio”, a system of using syllables to learn the sounds of notes and scales. In early music, the first note was “ut”, not “do”. Renaissance music is filled with examples based on solfège, cleverly disguised in polyphonic texts and musical lines, or standing out clearly as a cantus firmus. Join us on a virtual adventure to learn about where solfège came from and experience how Renaissance composers cleverly wove it into their music. Players and singers of all levels and instruments of all sizes are welcome! Workshop pitch is 440.

11/9/2022 - 11/12/2022
London International Festival of Early Music November 9-12, a full-blown event after the virtual offering of 2020 and the 2021 hybrid,
LIFEM22 welcomes performers, exhibitors and early music enthusiasts from the world over. Opening concert featuring The Brook Street Band; other concerts include Solomon's Knot, Charlotte Schneider, PIVA and Spanish ensemble Taracea, making their debut appearance in the UK. Festival evensong on November 12, St. Michael’s Church; for all three days, Blackheath Concert Halls will include a full array of instrument makers.
 
Third biennial Early Music Young Ensemble Competition with a live final on Friday, November 11, St. Margaret’s Church in Blackheath. Up to four ensemble finalists will compete in front of the adjudicators and a live audience to win the top prize: £1,500 and a recital at LIFEM 2023.
Adjudicators: Laurence Cummings (Conductor & Harpsichordist, Academy of Ancient Music), Tatty Theo (Baroque cello, The Brook Street Band) and Belén Nieto Galán (Historical Flutes, Taracea).

https://lifem.org/
 
11/11/2022 - 11/13/2022

The Pensacola Early Music Festival will take place November 11-13, 2022 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. The cost is $60.00 to cover the cost of music and food during the weekend (Friday evening, Saturday noon and Sunday noon).This is a weekend to prepare a concert to show off the recorder orchestra and the Renaissance Band. Pensacola is open to new sounds and over the past few years the Pensacola Early Music Consort has worked to present early instruments in concert to showcase music from the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. We have also included works from the Celtic tradition and works of modern composers for early instruments. I hope you can come and brings others with you. The Pensacola Early Music Consort is the sponsoring organization. Attached is our planned program. We can send you music in advance should you decide to come. We will rehearse on Friday evening, Saturday morning through early afternoon, and then give a concert on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

11/12/2022

A workshop focused on the elements of a polished consort performance, using repertoire related to the music to be performed at Sunday’s concert. The lute ensemble, led by Sylvain Bergeron, will focus on ensemble skills, ornamentation and improvisation, playing from new arrangements of Arcadelt madrigals, selections from Attaignant’s book of French chansons and more.  The recorder ensemble, led by Vincent Lauzer, will play French and English consort music to work on ensemble skills, phrasing, tempo, dynamics, articulation and ornamentation. A segment of the recorder day will be devoted to vocal music arranged for instruments, with Grace Srinivasan providing insights into how a vocalist looks at performing this music.

Recorder players at this workshop should be able to play either SATB or SAT and alto up an octave.

11/13/2022
Giuseppe Sammartini’s triosonate in F gives you instant happiness! Sparkling, lighthearted Allegros and a remarkable Adagio. Charles Burney wrote about G. Sammartini that his compositions were “full of science, originality and fire”. Play the top part and let Tom and Joris accompany and guide you through this charming composition with some extra advice on articulation.

Also on the menu: one of the Goldberg variations by the great musical architect J.S. Bach in a version for three recorders. The top part is yours, Tom & Joris will play the lower voices and discuss playing styles of this absolute masterpiece.

Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced alto recorders
Pitch: A=440.
11/13/2022

"As long as I live, I will give you joy!"
The titles of these two French chansons express the spirit of this concert.

Montreal virtuosi - lutenist Sylvain Bergeron and recorder player Vincent Lauzer - present songs, dances and recercadas from 16th century France and Spain and late Renaissance/early Baroque England. Grace Srinivasan joins them for a set of songs by Henry Purcell.

11/16/2022

Attend all six (one more than last season!!) of this season’s Wednesday Webinars at a special price! Includes automatic access to webinars on August 31, October 5, November 16, January 25, March 8, and May 17.

All webinars take place via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM US CT (8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT, 5:00 PM PT).

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a PDF containing Zoom invites for all six webinars. Save money on the single ticket price! All webinars include limited streaming access to the replay.

https://www.annetimberlake.com/webinars/wednesday-webinar-season-pass-2021-2022 

Questions? Prefer to pay offline? Contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

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8/31/22: Terrific Tenors: Improving Your Tenor Recorder Skills

10/5/22: When in France: Demystifying Inégale

11/16/22: Secret Skills: The Musical Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed- and How to Practice Them.

1/25/23: Help! I’m Lost: Getting Lost Less…and Finding Your Way When You Do

3/8/23: Tools of the Trade: Musical Must-Haves and How to Use Them.

5/17/23: Improve Your Sight Reading: An Action Plan

11/19/2022
Are you missing our online community? Want to dive into material you can’t find anywhere else? Or perhaps you just want to keep your musical chops up?

Well, we’re back! We have some great classes with material you won’t find anywhere else all rolled into one weekend.

Join some of your favorite SFEMS faculty on Zoom this November for some jam sessions and deep dives into the world of early music. Learn how modes behave, how to approach ornamentation—or anything in between—on November 19 and 20. 

Click HERE for more info!
11/19/2022
Please join us with guest music leader Anne Timberlake as she lead us through: Viva la Musica!  Jack Kerouac called music “the only truth.”  For composers, it's also bread and life– and sometimes muse. We'll get "meta" this workshop, exploring the surprisingly rich tradition of music about... music.  Over hundreds of years and across a broad swatch of geography, composers have crafted musical paeans to the glory of their art. We'll play music about the power of music, the sweetness of song, and even specific instruments, as penned by a diverse array of Renaissance and Baroque composers including Ludwig Senfl, Henry Purcell, and Thomas Tompkins.
11/19/2022

Courante ensemble with soprano Joan Kirchner (Photo by Tom Noonan)Courante, a baroque chamber ensemble from Cape Cod, MA, will present “Music for a While” featuring soprano Joan Kirchner, Saturday November 19 at 3:00PM, at the Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St., Hyannis, MA.

This program features songs and dances by Henry Purcell, corrente by Giovanni Battista Buonamente, songs from Claudio Monteverdi’s Scherzi Musicali, and cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Caldara. It showcases Cape Cod’s premier soprano Joan Kirchner, accompanied by the instrumentalists of Courante. The unpublished and little-known Caldara cantata “Innocente cor mio” was transcribed and edited from manuscript by Molly Johnston as her pandemic project.

Members of Courante include Jan Elliott, recorder, David Gable, violin, Molly Johnston, viola da gamba, and Brittany Lord, harpsichord.

11/20/2022
Are you missing our online community? Want to dive into material you can’t find anywhere else? Or perhaps you just want to keep your musical chops up?

Well, we’re back! We have some great classes with material you won’t find anywhere else all rolled into one weekend.

Join some of your favorite SFEMS faculty on Zoom this November for some jam sessions and deep dives into the world of early music. Learn how modes behave, how to approach ornamentation—or anything in between—on November 19 and 20. 

Click HERE for more info!
11/20/2022

Courante ensemble with soprano Joan Kirchner (Photo by Tom Noonan)Courante, a baroque chamber ensemble from Cape Cod, MA, will present “Music for a While” featuring soprano Joan Kirchner, Sunday November 20 at 34:00PM, at Church of the Messiah, 22 Curch St., Woods Hole, MA.

This program features songs and dances by Henry Purcell, corrente by Giovanni Battista Buonamente, songs from Claudio Monteverdi’s Scherzi Musicali, and cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Caldara. It showcases Cape Cod’s premier soprano Joan Kirchner, accompanied by the instrumentalists of Courante. The unpublished and little-known Caldara cantata “Innocente cor mio” was transcribed and edited from manuscript by Molly Johnston as her pandemic project.

Members of Courante include Jan Elliott, recorder, David Gable, violin, Molly Johnston, viola da gamba, and Brittany Lord, harpsichord.

11/21/2022
The Highland Park Recorder Society is thrilled to announce the return engagement of Lewis R. Baratz, to present three online seminars in Early Music Performance for recorder players in the fall of 2022. These are the first three of ten seminars planned for 2022-2023.  Each seminar includes an historical lecture and seminar music that is sent in advance to each person who registers. Zoom links are sent in advance to those who register. There are discounts for membership and for the seminars. To register and take advantage of the discounts, go to the website, https://www.hprecorder.org/events/2022-2023/ . For more information contact Donna Messer at recorderdonna@gmail.com.
 
  • October 17, 2022. Music (“diverse, brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable”) of the Loeillet Cousins, Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688-c1720) and John Loeillet of London, (1680-1730) Recorder Virtuosi of the early 18th Century.  Led by Lewis R. Baratz, Music and Artistic Director of La Fiocco, period instrument ensemble, accompanied by Benjamin Berman on harpsichord. (For more on Lewis Baratz, please see hprecorder.org/artists/)
  • November 21, 2022. Rhetoric in Musical Expression in the late 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. We will focus on melodic devices and ornamentation based on rhetorical principles. Led by Lewis R. Baratz. 
  • December 19, 2022.  Musical Traditions of Ireland and the Tin Whistle. Interpreting Irish folk music.  Bring your soprano, or tin whistle in D, or purchase an inexpensive tin whistle in D online, made by Generations, from Lark in the Morning Guitar Center, or even a Walmart Superstar. Good for beginners, only about $12. Led by Lewis Baratz, with Nathan Bishop, violinist and Irish fiddler.

 Click here for more info.
 
11/29/2022 - 12/20/2022
ARS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Course! The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Whether you’ve never played recorder before, or if it has been eons ago since you have played, can or cannot read music, this is the course for you!  Build a solid foundation for learning recorder through this 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on November 29, 2022. Professional recorder player and teacher Jamie Allen will cover basics such as hand and finger position, tonguing, and tone, and instill good habits for continuing to learn on your own or with a teacher. All ages are welcome, but children should be joined by an adult during the classes.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 29, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 6, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 13, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)
Tuesday, December 20, 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT)

For this course, you will need the Sweet Pipes Recorder Book and an alto recorder. Consider purchasing these from one of our business partners, and please allow ample time for mail delivery! If you have purchased the Sweet Pipes Recorder book online but are concerned that you may not receive it in time for your first class, we can provide you with a "temporary" copy for download. Instructions will be in your emailed registration confirmation notice.

The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book: A method for adults and older beginners by Gerald Burakoff and William E. Hettrick. Alto, Book One (SP02318) is available for purchase at: 
Von Huene Workshop www.vonhuene.com/p-3689-burakoff-gerald-hettrick-sweet-pipes-recorder-book-book-1-adults-and-older-beginners.aspx
Honeysuckle Music www.honeysucklemusic.com/showf.php?item=5289
 
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), Boston, MA: (617) 277-8690 www.vonhuene.com/
Honeysuckle Music, St. Paul, MN: (651) 644-8545 www.honeysucklemusic.com/
Lazar's Early Music, Carson City, NV: (866) 511-2981 www.lazarsearlymusic.com/
Recorderforge.com, Happy Valley, OR: (503) 210-1643 www.recorderforge.com/
 
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 ,  https://www.recorderforge.com/Shop-by-size/F-Alto/?order=name-asc&p=1&properties=151fe63ecadb49aebf3ed9923ead2718

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The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.