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.

March 2024
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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 next 30 days...
3/1/2024 - 3/4/2024

The early Latin American music workshop will take place March 1-4 and the concert will be performed and live-streamed on March 2. The concert will feature LeStrange viol consort performing with Mary Springfels, Daniel Meyers, Jason Priset, and Estelí Gomez.

For more information, contact the Project Director, Dr. Lindsey Macchiarella: lmacchiarella@utep.edu

3/2/2024
Local recorder player and coach John McDonald leads our group to a "Renaissance Fair" - we will explore with John the topics of articulation, affect, and expression in Renaissance music.
3/2/2024 - 3/3/2024

Join Amherst Early Music March 2 & 3
AEM ONLINE WEEKEND CLASSES

The Art of Music Appreciation, with Frances Blaker

March 2, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Enjoying music can happen on many levels, from the unlearned listener who just likes the mysterious sounds floating past, to the astute listener who can hear and perceive all the lines of a composition at once, savoring the harmony… Listen to recordings, follow along in scores, and discuss features of each piece with Frances Blaker…

Sing In The Spring – Medieval Songs for Lent and Spring, with Leah Stuttard, voice and medieval harp

March 2, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
Sing and play some lovely medieval pieces for the season of Lent and Spring including an ancient chant from 10th century notation, a song about a horse by Adam de la Halle and a Benedicamus Domino for the young nuns at Las Huelgas in Burgos in Northern Spain on the route of the Camino to Santiago… Open to all singers and instrumentalists

Tips for Translation with Yvonne Kendall

March 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Whether it’s working with treatises, performing, or constructing concert programs, translation of foreign languages is a vital skill for early music enthusiasts. Using tools as varied as Google Translate, Power Thesaurus, and historical dictionaries, this lecture/workshop will use famous texts to introduce participants to three main categories of translation that are useful for the practical musician…

Vergine Bella II – the “Sequel”, with Annette Bauer

March 3, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Composers of the 15th-17th centuries were inspired by the poetic works of 14th c. Italian writer and humanist scholar Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374). This class explores various musical settings of Vergine Bella, the final poem in Petrarch’s collection “Rerum vulgarium fragmenta” (“Fragments of common things”), also simply referred to as Il Canzionere (“The Song Book”)

Classes are $25 each. See website for complete class descriptions, and to register!

3/2/2024
Chapter representatives are invited to join us as we discuss best practices to help you run your respective chapters. This is an opportunity for you to meet your peers in chapters throughout the ARS. We believe that the people best qualified to help you with your chapter's challenges are your fellow chapter reps.
3/3/2024
A Woman’s Voice: Musical Settings of Poetry by Christine de Pizan and an Anonymous Poet

The poem Dueil angoisseus (“Anguished grief”) by Christine de Pizan and the anonymous Comme femme desconfortée (“Like a woman inconsolable”), set the text in the voice of a woman whose lover has been taken by Death. Gilles Binchois’ popular rondeau Comme femme desconfortée, is one of the most famous 15th-century chansons, and was given an elaborate setting by Alexander Agricola and a Mass by Henrich Isaac. In this session we will explore these stunning musical settings by joining me on recorder and by taking a closer look at the original manuscripts they come from.
3/4/2024
Sonatas are an important part of instrumental repertoire. This workshop will focus on G.F. Handel’s Sonata in F Major, Op.1, No.11 (HWV 369) and address aspects of approaching a Baroque sonata.

Recommended level: Intermediate and above
Cost: $75 per 3-week session

These sessions will focus on:
Style
Articulation
Trills and ornamentation
Form, keys
Strategies for practice

This sonata fits the range for alto recorder (in F), flutes and oboes. There are also parts available for C soprano recorder.

Please contact instructor Marea at marearecorder@gmail.com with any questions.
See the VSO School of Music website for more information or to register.
3/6/2024
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
 
3/8/2024
"La Stravagante"
The Italian-Spanish Connection


Jennifer Carpenter
- recorders
Keith Barnhart- guitars and lutes

Jennifer Carpenter and Keith Barnhart will focus on composers who have pushed the limits of genre and form. This concert will be filled with harmonic extravagances, melodic virtuosity, vivid programmaticism, and the newly developed instrumental techniques that bring this music to life. So powerful is this creativity that historical performance with historic instruments continues to generate new compositions beyond the era of “Early Music” and into our own time. You won't want to miss this celebration of the artists’ favorite Italian and Spanish composers who have shared their passion for la stravagante—“The Extravagant!”

Tickets available for in-person or streaming access

Program:
Sonata seconda – Dario Castello (1602-1631)
Pasacalles de 1 tono – Juan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Solfeggio detta “la Stravaganza” – Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
Romanza – Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Grand Potpourri – Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)  
Canarios – Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Sonata El jardín de Aranjuez en tiempo de Primavera con difersos cantos de páxaros y otros animales – José Herrando (c.1720-63)
      Allegro, Andante, Allegro moderato
Cádiz – Sören Sieg (b. 1966)
      Mvt. 4: The Bath of the Mermaid 
      Mvt. 5: Carnival of Cádiz 

 
3/8/2024
Friday March 8 at 7:30 PM at the New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 East Main Street, Newark, Delaware.
 
The leader will be Bob Wiemken.
 
His program will be:
The Wonderful World of Color (Chromaticism, that is!)
 
Some of you (of my vintage!) may remember your very first experience with color TV or movies, the thrill of it, the newness, game changing, life altering, exuberant! That thrill and exuberance must have been felt by many in the 16th century when composers began to immerse (or drench) themselves in the possible “colors” of music theretofore unknown and unheard. Breaking the bounds of the gamut was a bold venture that forever changed the sound of music. We’ll explore this frontier at its beginnings and follow it into steady waters. And, hey, in the process you’ll get to use many of the notes on your recorders that often go unused and unheard. So, brush off that dust, brush up on the fingerings, and let’s have a great time with technicolor music that spawned even (especially!) the great Johann Sebastian Bach!
 
The music to be played will be:
 
The Gamut……………………………….. Guido of Arezzo (c.991 – after 1033)
Hymn to St. John
Guidonian Hand
La paduana del rei…………………………………………… anonymous, early16th c.
            SATB                                                                British Library, Royal App. 59 - 62
Pavana Dolorosa………………………………………... Peter Philips (c.1560 - 1628)
            SATTB                                                                                                                     
Carmina Chromatico…………………………….. Orlande de Lassus (c.1532 – 1594)
            ATTB recorders                                                 Prologue to Prophetiae Sibyllarum
O vos omnes…………………………………………... Carlo Gesualdo (1560 – 1613)
            S/AATTB/Gb recorders                                                                    published 1603
Durezze et Ligature………………………... Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c.1575 – 1647)
            S/AATB/Gb recorders                                                                      published 1603
Gagliarda Prima “Il Galluccio”……………………………………………….. Trabaci
            ATTB/Gb
Gagliarda del Principe de Venosa…………………………………………… Gesualdo
            ATT/BGb

 
This music is available for printing before the meeting to those who plan to attend AND request it.  Please request it separately (do not use Reply all!), to this email address.
 
NOTES:
1. Future Meeting Date and Leader (on Friday evening): May 10, 2024- Joan Kimball
2. Dues will remain at $50 per member. A per meeting charge of $15 will apply for non-members. 

REMINDER:
For non-members, the cost will be $15 per meeting.  Exact change appreciated!
 
Chapter Leaders:
Roger Matsumoto, President, 302-731-1430, palladium4@comcast.net
Nancy Frederick, Secretary, 302-656-6075
Brian Drumbore, Treasurer, 302-453-7377
3/11/2024
Sonatas are an important part of instrumental repertoire. This workshop will focus on G.F. Handel’s Sonata in F Major, Op.1, No.11 (HWV 369) and address aspects of approaching a Baroque sonata.

Recommended level: Intermediate and above
Cost: $75 per 3-week session

These sessions will focus on:
Style
Articulation
Trills and ornamentation
Form, keys
Strategies for practice

This sonata fits the range for alto recorder (in F), flutes and oboes. There are also parts available for C soprano recorder.

Please contact instructor Marea at marearecorder@gmail.com with any questions.
See the VSO School of Music website for more information or to register.
3/12/2024 - 3/15/2024
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line Scottish Fiddle Tunes Workshops for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, and soprano recorders.

The Workshops will be on Tuesday, March 12, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, March 13, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, March 15, 7 PM, Central Time.

Different tunes will be played at each session.

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.

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_scottish.shtml

 
3/16/2024 - 3/17/2024

Phoenix Desert Pipes invites you to

Ihr Musici, frisch auf! with Miyo Aoki

 

“You musicians, look lively! And let us hear the lovely art. Gather together! Everyone add your voice now, tenor and bass, soprano and alto…”.
So begins a charming song by Renaissance composer Hans Leo Hassler that expresses the joy of “Musica”, making music together. We will explore this song and other pieces by composers such as Heinrich Schütz, Orlando di Lasso, and Sergei Rachmaninoff that refresh the spirit, move the soul, and may even give you musical goosebumps! Even though Hassler’s song concludes, “those who do not sing cannot join in the drinking”, everyone will be welcome to refresh themselves with beverages of their choice after the workshop (but nobody will be required to sing)!

3/16/2024 - 3/17/2024

Music of England and the German Lands

March 16-17, 2024 

George Washington University, Washington, DC

 

Directed by 
Letitia Berlin

Faculty:

Letitia Berlin recorder
Rainer Beckmann * recorder
Sarah Cunningham * viol
Amy Domingues viol
Douglas Freundlich lute
Valerie Horst recorder
Vera Kochanowsky choral conductor
Christopher Morrongiello  lute
Wendy Powers recorder & early notation
 
Tuition: $240

Work Study Tuition: $180

3/16/2024
Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as Play-the-Recorder Month (PtRM). 2024 marks 32 years of celebrating Play-the-Recorder Month. Join us to hear an interview with composer Jamie Allen as he discusses his inspiration for the piece he created for this occasion, participate in a Q & A, and play along with the piece from the comfort of your Zoom room.
3/16/2024
Betty will help us link early with more contemporary music in this workshop. Music will include the Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, and the original Arbeau dances Warlock used as the basis for this delightful composition. Ornamentation in Renaissance and Baroque works will be another hands-on topic. Not limiting ourselves to 16th-18th century music, Fly Me to the Moon (arranged by Phil Neuman) will round out the workshop.
3/19/2024 - 3/30/2024
"Lost... and Found": Finding Your Way Back in the Music
In this series we will practice ways for you to find your way back if you lose your place while playing with others. We’ll listen carefully to the music and learn to understand what is heard – in your own part as well as in the others. Even if you’re playing from a single part rather than a score, you can learn how to sync up with the rest of the ensemble, whether online or in person. Bring your pencil (or stylus) and be ready to mark up a copy of the music that you can refer to later for future repertoire, whether playing online or in person. You will have several opportunities to try these skills on each of the selections that will be presented. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions as we go through the materials. For both C and F recorder fingerings.

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:

Tuesday March 19 at 7PM ET
Saturday March 23rd at 2PM ET
Tuesday March 26th at 7PM ET
Saturday March 30 at 2PM ET
 
3/22/2024 - 3/24/2024
Trip the light fantastic with Ciaramella, in a program exploring dance music from the courts of Savoy and Burgundy to the streets of Bergamo! Featuring polyphonic arrangements of stately dances from the priceless basse danse manuscript of Marguerite of Austria, copied in silver and gold on black parchment, to virtuosic variations on ground basses like the bergamasca, romanesca, and ciaccona, you'll enjoy music meant to get your toes tapping!

Adam Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes; Rotem Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes; Aki Nishiguchi, recorder, shawm; Adam Bregman, sackbut; Malachai Komanoff Bandy, viola da gamba, shawm; Mary Vanhoozer, hurdy gurdy; Jason Yoshida, guitars, percussion

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 7:30 PM
First Church Berkeley UCC (First Congregational)
2345 Channing Way

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

Click HERE for more info!
3/23/2024
Tish Berlin will direct the South Bay Recorder Society's workshop.

March is the American Recorder Society’s Play the Recorder Month, and we will celebrate by playing some favorite pieces and one of yours! 

We’ll include a couple of pieces in the ARS Members’ Library, a fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach, a piece about cypress trees by Frances Blaker, a madrigal by Madalena Casulana, fantasies by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons, and more! 
3/23/2024
Playing Meeting with Annette Bauer
March 23
"Spring is in the Air"

March’s playing meeting on March 23rd is all about springtime. Coinciding closely with the beginning of the meteorological spring and the equinox in the Northern hemisphere, I have selected music from across the centuries that celebrate the season of spring, the return of longer days, bird song, and the reawakening of nature… “Spring is in the air!” The Zoom link will be live beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern (12:30 pm Central, 11:30 am Mountain, 10:30 am Pacific). Please join us as we will use the time to chat and use breakout rooms to get to know one another.

$15 -- see website for details on registration, membership, and protocol for visitors
3/23/2024
March’s playing meeting on March 23rd is all about springtime. Coinciding closely with the beginning of the meteorological spring and the equinox in the Northern hemisphere, I have selected music from across the centuries that celebrate the season of spring, the return of longer days, bird song, and the reawakening of nature… “Spring is in the air!”
 
3/25/2024 - 3/30/2024

A retreat for intermediate to advanced recorder players Interested in working intensively on technique and musical skills. Classes include articulation, finger facility, and tone; special topics including Impossible Rhythms, Contemporary Repertoire, Pulse & Rhythm, Ensemble Leading, and Sightreading Skills; and consort sessions. Evening activities include ad hoc playing sessions, faculty concert, coached large-group sessions, and open mic.

3/25/2024

Monday, March 25 at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave NE Seattle, 98115

The Seattle Recorder Society is overjoyed to host Sarah Jeffery for a truly unique experience. Sarah is in Seattle for one evening only and will offer two separate playing sessions, one for kids and one for adults, in addition to giving a solo concert presentation. Music will be provided online after registration.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to work with one of the most vibrant and popular recorder players of our time.

 More information and registration


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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.