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.

August 2023
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Play-the-Recorder Day 2024, with composer Jamie Allen
3/16/2024
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Greta Haug-Hryciw
3/19/2024 - 3/30/2024
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners - Learn to Play Alto Recorder with Susan Richter
4/2/2024 - 4/11/2024
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Events in the month of August 2023
8/2/2023 - 8/12/2023
ARS introduces our next Free Online Beginners' Course! If you have never played recorder before, or if it has been eons since you last played, this is the course for you! Build a solid foundation for learning recorder through this 4-part beginners’ course for alto recorder starting on August 2nd, 2023. Professional recorder player and teacher Lisette Kielson will lead you through this course and help get you started on building good recorder technique that will take you to the next level, and beyond!

Dates:
Wednesday, August 2, 4:00 p.m. ET (3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 PT)
Saturday, August 5, 4:00 p.m. ET (3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 PT)
Wednesday, August 9, 4:00 p.m. ET (3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 PT)
Saturday, August 12, 4:00 p.m. ET (3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 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 following method book provides excellent methodical exercises to practice new fingerings and wonderful musical selections to complement each unit. 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. 
 
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
8/5/2023
Carolina Mountains Recorder Society will host professional Holly Maurer, presenting "What's in a Name?", an exploration of the tempo, articulation, and style of the Canzona, the Madrigal, and the Fantasia.  All are invited to join our hybrid meeting. Contact Sharen Hafner for meeting details (Zoom, etc.) before the meeting date.
8/8/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three online “Playford English Country Dance Tunes Workshops” for soprano recorder players, alto recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, August 9, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, August 11, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
John Playford (1623–1686/7) was a London bookseller, publisher, and composer. He is best known today for his publication of The English Dancing Master in 1651.
 
We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these charming pieces.  A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.
 
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.
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration). 
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_playford.shtml
8/8/2023
Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.
8/8/2023

Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.

8/9/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three online “Playford English Country Dance Tunes Workshops” for soprano recorder players, alto recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, August 9, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, August 11, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
John Playford (1623–1686/7) was a London bookseller, publisher, and composer. He is best known today for his publication of The English Dancing Master in 1651.
 
We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these charming pieces.  A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.
 
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.
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration). 
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_playford.shtml
8/11/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three online “Playford English Country Dance Tunes Workshops” for soprano recorder players, alto recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, August 9, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, August 11, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
John Playford (1623–1686/7) was a London bookseller, publisher, and composer. He is best known today for his publication of The English Dancing Master in 1651.
 
We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these charming pieces.  A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.
 
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.
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration). 
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_playford.shtml
8/15/2023
Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.
8/15/2023

Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.

8/18/2023
A performance by shakuhachi and recorder duo Gusty Winds May Exist (Nancy Beckman, shakuhachi, and Tom Bickley, recorder). The event is open to the public at no cost, and will last about 45 minutes. We'll play solos from the traditional Japanese Myoan Shakuhachi repertory and the early European recorder repertory that evoke images of the natural world, birdsong, waterfalls, and the wind. Improvised duos and solos respond to those pieces and to the environment. We approach this as a meditative offering for a summer evening at sunset.

We’ll perform at The Cove, which is very easy to get to from the entrance to the Bulb. This link also shows the exact location on Google Maps.
Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-water-birds-intimate-performance-by-gusty-winds-may-exist-tickets-685056130327?aff=ebdssbdestsearch for more information and to reserve your free ticket, as seating is limited. 
8/20/2023


Ut Re Mi: Solfège in Renaissance Music

Remember singing Do Re Mi fromThe Sound of Music? That is a clever song about solfège or solfeggio, the system of using syllables to learn the placement of notes in scales. In early music, the first note of the scale was called “ut”, not “do” as we know it today. Many Renaissance compositions were based on solfège, either artfully disguised in polyphonic texts and musical lines, or standing out clearly as a cantus firmus. This workshop will take you on a musical adventure to learn where solfège came from and experience how Renaissance composers creatively wove it into their music.
8/22/2023
Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.
8/22/2023

Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.

8/26/2023

An Archeological Dig 

Join us as Glen takes us on a historical expedition of the American Recorder Society (ARS) “catacombs”. We will explore early editions of the ARS member’s library and celebrate the important historical figures in the ARS who created them, including Erich Katz, Jennifer W. Lehmann, and David Goldstein. The ARS is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Erich Katz (1900-1973), who was one of the most important people in the American recorder movement in the 20th century. Grab your fedora and your recorder and come along on our journey, searching for some lost art! 

8/29/2023
Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.
8/29/2023

Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00, or $30 if you want to be able to download the recording. Streaming, included in the $25, will be available for one week after each class.

8/30/2023
Webinar Season Pass
with Anne Timberlake
 
Get auto-magic, hassle-free registration for all six of my Wednesday Webinars in 2023-24 by purchasing a season pass. You’ll only have to register once, and you’ll save money off the single ticket price.
 
Topics:
8/30/23: Where Do I Breathe?!?!
10/4/23: Vibrant Vibrato
11/15/23: Mysterious Musicality
12/13/23 Recorder Messiah!
1/17/24: Alternative Fingerings
3/6/24: Hemiolas…and Why You Care!
5/8/24: Intro to Memorization
 
To purchase, visit my website and complete the purchase process. If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.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.