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 December 2022
12/4/2022 - 12/14/2022
Tone and Phrasing (Soprano/Tenor): If you’ve taken an ARS Beginners’ class for soprano/tenor and are ready for the next step, this 2nd-level class is for you. The soprano gets a bad reputation for sounding shrill and squeaky! But the soprano (and tenor) is capable of being a beautiful solo instrument as well as an ensemble companion. This 4-session course taught by recorder player and musicologist Jennifer Carpenter will focus on sound/tone production and expressive phrasing. Conquer your fears of playing high notes and learn how expressive the soprano/tenor can be!

Attendees are expected to be able to play low C to high G (octave and a 5th including F#s and Bbs) and read those notes and general rhythmic patterns on the music staff. All music will be provided. You don’t need to be confident, just familiar with these skills - we’ll work on improving them further.



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:
Sunday, December 4th at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT)
Wednesday, December 7th at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT)
Sunday, December 11th at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT)
Wednesday, December 14th at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT)
12/2/2022 - 12/30/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/2/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/4/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/4/2022

Hear how Christmas was celebrated in England during the time of King Arthur and beyond — long before there were Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Start your year-end holiday season off with music, storytelling, dancing and more—at Montclair Early Music’s annual Christmas concert, “Christmas in King Arthur’s Court.
12/8/2022
Our now ANNUAL ONLINE Holiday Playing Meeting with all sorts of old favourites plus unique new holiday-themed offerings. It's SO much fun! Come join us and celebrate the season!!!

Non-members: CA$10
Members: FREE

Considering becoming a BCRS member? Click here.
12/8/2022

BCRS is pleased to invite you to our third annual Festivus for the Rest of Us celebration! Started during the pandemic, our Festivus celebration, led by Colin and Andrea MacDonald, has become an enormously popular BCRS tradition.

All are welcome to take part in this FREE , fun, and sometimes silly evening of games and music. For details on how to take part, read the tongue-in-cheek directions here. All playing levels welcome! Registration closes on Tuesday, December 6th.
12/9/2022 - 12/11/2022
Most composers in New Spain during the 16th - 18th centuries were originally Spanish, but they drew from many sources for their varied musical styles, including indigenous American and African influences. This extraordinarily colorful, spirited, and diverse music includes a rich repertoire telling the story of Christmas. With an ensemble of singers, harp and guitar, strings, winds, and percussion, the Folger Consort celebrates the fusion of European, American, and African practices that formed a uniquely Latin American music. With special guests, vocal ensemble The Western Wind.

Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.folger.edu/events/a-new-world-christmas?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=23CNChristmasEmail%231&utm_content=version_A&promo=
12/9/2022 - 12/11/2022

Viruoso soloists Kati Kyme, YuEun Kim, Chloe Kim, Marc Schachman, Dominic Favia, and Elizabeth Blumenstock

 

Currently the most popular early music ensemble in America, San Francisco based Voices of Music performs both Renaissance and baroque music, drawing upon the many and varied sources for historical performance practice. Join us for an evening of beautiful music, perfectly suited for the season as we present our signature holiday program of virtuoso concertos. Vivaldi's Recorder Concerto in C Major (RV 444) will be performed by Hanneke van Proosdij. Three performances in the San Francisco Bay Area: Dec. 9 in San Francisco, Dec. 10 in Palo Alto, and Dec. 11 in Berkeley. Details below.

12/13/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/14/2022
Class 1: Differences between Renaissance and Baroque ornamentation
 
December 14 - 3 options - 10:30 AM ET, 1:30 PM, ET and 7 PM ET. Classes are 75 minutes.
 
We'll use various pieces to explore the technique and execution of trills, flourishes and other expressive devices.
 
Projected dates for 2023 are January 18, February 15 and/or 22, April 12, and May 17. Classes will feature in-depth looks at various recorder sonatas; Hotteterre's The Art of Preluding; a look at the Italian/French mix in Michel Blavet's sonatas; and more.
 
The fee: Cad $15 per session.
 
Contact Alison at: exhale.often@gmail.com
www.alisonmelville.com
12/14/2022
Recorder Messiah! with
Anne Timberlake
 
Tackle some of Handel's best beloved choruses and airs. 
 
Wednesday, December 14 at 7 PM, CT.
 
Registration fee is $20
 
For more information and to register for either webinar, please visit my website
12/15/2022 - 12/22/2022
Fifth International Tel Aviv Recorder Festival & Competition December 15-22. Recorder players from all over the world and of different ages play together, taking part in workshops and lectures.
Competition participants play for an
international jury.
https://telavivrecorderfes.wixsite.com/tarf,
https://blokfluit.net/tarf/
 
12/16/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/17/2022
The North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS) presents their December Playing Meeting with Larry Zukof
 
Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
 
For more information and to register, visit the NAVRS website
12/18/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/19/2022
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.
  • 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. 
12/20/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/20/2022
Seven Times Salt - All the Long Echoes: A Score of Solstice Celebrations Seven Times Salt celebrates 20 years of our beloved winter solstice concerts. Seasonal music of 16-18th century Europe, the British Isles, and the New World performed with period instruments and dialect. Jollity guaranteed and audience participation encouraged, with a few surprises along the way. Join us and sing back the Sun!
Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave. Watertown, MA
$20 suggested donation.
Information and tickets https://www.seventimessalt.com/concerts

December 20, 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM

 
12/21/2022
On this happy occasion Three Trapped Tigers (David Barnett and Tom Bickley) Recorder Duo perform our mixture of early and new music in a venue noted for a rich variety of experimental music. We’ll be presenting a conversation among pieces from the 14th c. Llibre Vermell, a plainchant hymn (Conditor Alme Siderum), and new works by Milos Raickovich and Gavin Bryars and improvisations on both renaissance and modern recorders, and some poems appropriate for the Winter Solstice. We’re delighted to share the evening with NBOKS! Their set is at 8 pm, ours is at 9 pm. We encourage you to attend both sets. We’re very grateful to Rent Romus for running this series and putting this evening together.

Given the increase in the number of COVID infections this winter, for the health and protection of everyone, we ask respectfully that you wear a KF94, KN95, or N95 quality mask, regardless of your vaccination status.

For those of you accustomed to Three Trapped Tigers performance in early music venues, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to hear us in this location. The gallery is a bright, reverberant space, and cool both in affect and temperature. So, do dress to stay warm.  If you’re coming from Powell BART/MUNI, the Luggage Store Gallery is on Market St. just past 6th St. (on the corner is GAI Chicken, then Taqueria Cancun, then the colorfully grafittied door to the Luggage Store Gallery. It’s a long flight of stairs but well worth the climb. I’m attaching a photo of the doorway (just look for the 509 Cultural Center Annex/Luggage Store Gallery sign. The door is immediately to the right of the sign). 
12/23/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/27/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.
12/30/2022
This is an annual series of online recorder workshops featuring Christmas music, with nine different workshops.  

Topics include Music of Germany (2 sessions), Music of England (2 sessions), Music of 17th-century France (2 sessions), Music of Italy, Christmas Pastorales, and Home & Other Places

Is your favorite composer among those on this (much-abbreviated) list?: We'll be enjoying pieces by Bach, Victoria, Corelli, Charpentier, Praetorius, Schieidt, Buxtehude, Handel, Heinichen, Pachelbel, and Anonymous. So much beautiful music!

All workshops will be led by Rachel Begley (Music Director of the North American Virtual Recorder Society - NAVRS)
Suitable for players of almost every level.

All workshops are recorded and available on-demand until January 31, 2023, so you can enjoy the workshops even if you aren't available in real-time.  In addition, you have all the recordings to practice with for more than a month after the sessions.

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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.