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 February 2023
2/2/2023
We are pleased to be hosting another monthly playing meeting on Thursday, February 2nd. And no fear - it's virtual so you can attend from anywhere! And this one will be hosted by the well known and lovely Tish Berlin!

We hold HYBRID and VIRTUAL monthly playing meetings on the first Thursday of every month. We have two levels of difficulty - Prelude is for beginner/intermediate and runs from 7-7:45pm PST while Concerto is for intermediate/advanced and runs from 7:45-8:30pm PST. You can attend both if you wish.

You DO need to register in order to attend. Register here.
2/4/2023
Join Carolina Mountains Recorder Society's February hybrid meeting as we learn from guest professional Jody Miller. 
2/6/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/7/2023
 3 Opportunities: Tuesday, February 7, 7 PM, CST; Wednesday, February 8, 10 AM, CST, and Friday, February 10, 7 PM, CST. Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our “Bach Family Album Tunes for Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. 
 
Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.
 
During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of 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 fee for each “Bach Family Album for Two Workshop” is $25.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_bach_family.shtml
2/7/2023
The Recorder in Bach’s Cantatas 
 
January 24, 31, February 7, 14: 10 - 11:30 AM, PST. Take all four or as many as you like. Each individual class is $25. 
 
This class will focus on two of Bach’s cantatas that use the recorder. We’ll work on the recorder parts and learn about the context and history of each cantata. We’ll play along with parts of recordings. 
January 24 and 31: BWV 161 - Komm, du süße Todesstunde
 
February 7 and 14: BWV 46 - Schauet doch und sehet 
 
For upper intermediate to advanced recorders. Alto recorder. Pitch: a=440, but let me know if you have an alto at a415. There may be some opportunities to play along with recordings at a415.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/7/2023
No one knows who collected the 104 country dances in Playford's 1651 publication, or where he found them. And yet, they have become the core of a living repertoire that's still being played and danced to today.
 
Each week we'll look at 7 tunes from the original edition; tracing their origins, analyzing their structure, creating harmonies, improvising ornaments, devising counter melodies and descants, and designing bass lines. 40% discussion, 60% playing.
 
$20 per class. Other class times are possible.
CONTACT tinachancey@cs.com to reserve a space, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
TO REGISTER: Send an email to tinachancey@cs.com
2/7/2023
January 24, 31, February 7, 14: 1:30 - 2:15 PM, PST. Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $15. 
 
This class is meant to help low intermediate players learn to play in an ensemble. Each 45-minute class will move from very easy pieces to an intermediate level of difficulty. You’ll get music in advance and in class you’ll play along with me or my recordings. I’ll give tips on how to keep going but we’ll keep the talking to a minimum so we can play. Never fear, there will be time for your questions during the class. 
 
For low intermediate players of instruments at A440. Play-along recordings will be on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders, at an octave above written pitch.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/7/2023
January 24, 31, February 7, 14; 2:30 - 3:15 PM, PST. Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $15. 
 
This class will help intermediate players rise to the next level in technical skills such as breathing and blowing, finger facility and tongue dexterity. With a combination of exercises, etudes, and multi-part music you will gain tools to let your inner voice sing! For intermediate to upper intermediate recorders.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/8/2023
 3 Opportunities: Tuesday, February 7, 7 PM, CST; Wednesday, February 8, 10 AM, CST, and Friday, February 10, 7 PM, CST. Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our “Bach Family Album Tunes for Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. 
 
Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.
 
During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of 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 fee for each “Bach Family Album for Two Workshop” is $25.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_bach_family.shtml
2/9/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/10/2023
 3 Opportunities: Tuesday, February 7, 7 PM, CST; Wednesday, February 8, 10 AM, CST, and Friday, February 10, 7 PM, CST. Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our “Bach Family Album Tunes for Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. 
 
Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.
 
During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of 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 fee for each “Bach Family Album for Two Workshop” is $25.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_bach_family.shtml
2/10/2023
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm,
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Durham

Forgotten Clefs presents the soundscape of Renaissance England by exploring musical gems from the Tudor court and common street festivities.

$20 Donation at the door

Christopher Armijo, Keith Collins, Adam Dillon, Kelsey Schilling, Sarah Schilling – Renaissance Winds
https://forgottenclefs.org/events/music-of-renaissance-england
 
2/11/2023
Instrument families from the Renaissance
aturday, February 11, 2023 @ 1: 00 pm, Kirby Horton Hall, Duke Gardens, Durham

Mallarmé presents the Forgotten Clefs in fun melodies from Renaissance England! Learn about cool Renaissance instruments like sackbuts, crumhorns, and recorders! 


FREE
Christopher Armijo, Keith Collins, Adam Dillon, Kelsey Schilling, Sarah Schilling

https://forgottenclefs.org/events/family-concert-duke-university-gardens
2/12/2023
In this class geared towards high intermediate to advanced players, we will explore how the ‘original’ “In Nomine” from Tavernier became a rite of passage for any respectable English composer of the 16th and 17th century.  Composers include Tye, Byrd, Purcell, and others. Open to: recorders, upper intermediate and advanced. Pitch: A=440
2/13/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/14/2023
The Recorder in Bach’s Cantatas 
 
January 24, 31, February 7, 14: 10 - 11:30 AM, PST. Take all four or as many as you like. Each individual class is $25. 
 
This class will focus on two of Bach’s cantatas that use the recorder. We’ll work on the recorder parts and learn about the context and history of each cantata. We’ll play along with parts of recordings. 
January 24 and 31: BWV 161 - Komm, du süße Todesstunde
 
February 7 and 14: BWV 46 - Schauet doch und sehet 
 
For upper intermediate to advanced recorders. Alto recorder. Pitch: a=440, but let me know if you have an alto at a415. There may be some opportunities to play along with recordings at a415.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/14/2023
No one knows who collected the 104 country dances in Playford's 1651 publication, or where he found them. And yet, they have become the core of a living repertoire that's still being played and danced to today.
 
Each week we'll look at 7 tunes from the original edition; tracing their origins, analyzing their structure, creating harmonies, improvising ornaments, devising counter melodies and descants, and designing bass lines. 40% discussion, 60% playing.
 
$20 per class. Other class times are possible.
CONTACT tinachancey@cs.com to reserve a space, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
TO REGISTER: Send an email to tinachancey@cs.com
2/14/2023
January 24, 31, February 7, 14: 1:30 - 2:15 PM, PST. Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $15. 
 
This class is meant to help low intermediate players learn to play in an ensemble. Each 45-minute class will move from very easy pieces to an intermediate level of difficulty. You’ll get music in advance and in class you’ll play along with me or my recordings. I’ll give tips on how to keep going but we’ll keep the talking to a minimum so we can play. Never fear, there will be time for your questions during the class. 
 
For low intermediate players of instruments at A440. Play-along recordings will be on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders, at an octave above written pitch.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/14/2023
January 24, 31, February 7, 14; 2:30 - 3:15 PM, PST. Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $15. 
 
This class will help intermediate players rise to the next level in technical skills such as breathing and blowing, finger facility and tongue dexterity. With a combination of exercises, etudes, and multi-part music you will gain tools to let your inner voice sing! For intermediate to upper intermediate recorders.

Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please inquire for the address. Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. 
Use this email address for all electronic payments: 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.
 
In addition, please email me at 
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net. 
Please write “January/February 2023 class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name: 
2. Email address:
3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date: 
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?
8. For the Bach class, do you have an a415 alto? 
2/16/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/19/2023

I’m excited to announce a great 90-minute Online Course on Italian 17th-Century ornamentation and its application to the musical pieces of the time: our Online Course on Sunday February 19! Even if you haven’t participated yet in the courses on Renaissance diminution, this course is a stand-alone course without any problem!

 

The course will provide an in-depth exploration of the ornamentation techniques used in 17th-century Italian music, with an emphasis on how to apply them to the musical pieces of the time. We will cover a variety of topics, including: 
 

 
  • the types of ornamentation, 
  • why and how they changed in relation to 16th-century diminutions, 
  • the genres of instrumental solo music with basso continuo (sonata, canzona) as well as the free genre of the Ricercata, 
  • and finally how to apply the “new” ornamentation to the musical pieces. 

 

I will offer guidance on how to best use the ornamentation techniques in practice and performance. 

Since 17th-century music can reach high levels of virtuosity, this time there will be two different levelsintermediate and advanced/professional. For each class, the participants choose a piece they’d like to work on or are already working on.

 

The intermediate class will focus on works by Riccio, Cima, Cecchino, Kapsberger, Frescobaldi, as well as one Ricercata by Bassano. These are pieces that can be performed from an intermediate level on. You will receive these materials on purchase so that you can practise at least one of the pieces before the class if you have never played 17th-century music. If you have, you can either work on one you already have in your repertoire or choose a new one.

 

The advanced/professional class will focus on virtuosic works by Castello, Fontana, Selma, Frescobaldi, Virgiliano, or any other piece the participants are working on. There is also a folder with several pieces to choose from for this class, sent to you on purchase.

2/20/2023
Highland Park Recorder Society presents their Seminar Series in Early Music Performance 2022-2023

Click HERE for more info.

February 20, 2023 – Hidden Messages, Symbolism, Gematria and Numerology in the Music of Bach – Art of the Fugue, portions of Bach’s Cantata 4, St. Matthew’s Passion, Goldberg Variations. Alexei will lecture on the Numerology and Gematria that originated in the Kabbala, and the Theory of Affects that developed from the early Baroque to the time and music of Bach. He will discuss the Theory of Proportions, giving examples from math ( = 3.14), architecture, the construction of an arch and of musical canons. He will give, as an example of perfect proportions in music, the Goldberg Variations of Bach. We will examine Bach’s famous portrait of 1748 by Hartman, for its details related to Bach’s beliefs in the mystical equivalent between letters and numbers. We will play along on Bach’s Badinerie for SATB, and hear a pre-recorded or live performance by Alexei of Bach’s Chaconne for Violin solo.
2/20/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/21/2023
No one knows who collected the 104 country dances in Playford's 1651 publication, or where he found them. And yet, they have become the core of a living repertoire that's still being played and danced to today.
 
Each week we'll look at 7 tunes from the original edition; tracing their origins, analyzing their structure, creating harmonies, improvising ornaments, devising counter melodies and descants, and designing bass lines. 40% discussion, 60% playing.
 
$20 per class. Other class times are possible.
CONTACT tinachancey@cs.com to reserve a space, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
TO REGISTER: Send an email to tinachancey@cs.com
2/23/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/25/2023
The North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS) presents their February Playing Meeting with Rachel Begley
 
Saturday, February 25 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
 
For more information and to register, visit the NAVRS website.
2/26/2023
From multiple 15th and 16th-century settings of the popular liturgical hymns Ave Maris Stella (Hail, O Star of the Sea) and Stella Caeli (Star of Heaven), to celestial bodies celebrated in music by Purcell and Handel, we’ll experience the divine beauty in music that honors the heavens.  Open to: intermediate through advanced recorder players (other instruments are welcome!) Pitch: A=440
2/27/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
2/28/2023
No one knows who collected the 104 country dances in Playford's 1651 publication, or where he found them. And yet, they have become the core of a living repertoire that's still being played and danced to today.
 
Each week we'll look at 7 tunes from the original edition; tracing their origins, analyzing their structure, creating harmonies, improvising ornaments, devising counter melodies and descants, and designing bass lines. 40% discussion, 60% playing.
 
$20 per class. Other class times are possible.
CONTACT tinachancey@cs.com to reserve a space, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
TO REGISTER: Send an email to tinachancey@cs.com

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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.