Program for Friday, April 2, 2021
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: March 22, 2021
It is hard to believe we have come this far, but the April 2nd Zoom session will be our last official “playing” session for the season. I am honored to share the Zoom room with our director emeritus Peter Seibert, who will be presenting an opening program on the works of Caravaggio and Bernini. Peter and I were in cahoots about the music that would best compliment his presentation, and I have chosen music by Girolamo Frescobaldi whose canzonas were published at the height of Bernini’s career as a sculpture and painter, and two works by Andrea Falconieri, who lived and worked in Naples – ‘Occhietti Amati’ and a lovely Passacaglia from his Il Primo Libro di Canzoni, Sinfoni et Fantasie published in Naples in 1650.
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
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Peter Seibert presenting
The works of Caravaggio and Bernini
When we play recorders together, we are involved in the challenge of making music – of playing well and participating in a rewarding ensemble experience. Seldom do we look beyond the music to see what else was happening at the time the music was written.
At the April meeting I will present a brief opening program that draws attention to some of the visual art created at the same time as some of the music we play together.
The focus will be on four paintings of Caravaggio and four pieces of sculpture by Bernini; both were active in the early years of the 17th century. Like many artists of the period, the subject matter they chose is drawn either from Classical mythology or from the Church. These two artists were among the most influential of their time.
Vicki Boeckman, conducting
music of Falconieri and Frescobaldi
The Seattle Recorder Society will meet via ZOOM at 7:00 p.m.
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session.
There are no special musical requirements for joining the SRS. The level of skill necessary to play the music varies from meeting to meeting, and participants are free to play as much or as little as they care to.
Membership Dues are $40 for the year (September through August). We keep our dues low to be as inclusive as possible. Dues revenue only pays for half of our operating expenses. The membership form includes an opportunity for you to assist us as we provide a multifaceted program each year. SRS members have a history of generosity, and we appreciate your additional donations!
You may either complete and submit the Membership form and dues payment online, or download the form and mail it along with a check. Click on the link below for more information.
If this is your first time participating in a virtual playing session, I would highly recommend taking the time to read this article: https://americanrecorder.org/docs/ARS_Guidelines_for_Zoom_Participation.pdf and to browse some of the helpful tutorials about Zoom in general that are on line. You do not need to have the Zoom app in order to participate, but the faster your Internet speed, the more pleasurable your experience will be. Dial-up does not prove to be very successful as far as I have heard.
Two to three days before the meeting members receive an email with a link to join the Zoom invitation along with pdfs and or other materials to print out for the playing session. It will be the same link each month. To protect everyone’s privacy we will not post this link publicly on our website, and we ask that you please not share it or forward it on to anyone unless previously OKed by a board member. During the session conductors will be sharing the materials on screen for you to follow along, so you don’t have to print out, but that is up to you. There will also be explicit instructions reminding you how to sign in.
Before the meeting you’ll want to make sure that you can sit in a way that you can comfortably see your computer screen or tablet and play your recorder at the same time! For best results, your device should be as close to your router as possible.
What you need to know about participation in our Zoom meetings:
Notes on the Opening Program – Peter Seibert
Surely Falconieri’s and Bernini’s paths must have crossed! Look for an email with the subject LINK to SRS/MBRS April meeting on Monday March 29th . Pdfs of the music will be attached to that message, and, as always, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other board member with questions or concerns. Our contact info is in the side bar.
…Speaking of our virtual play-alongs…hopefully you know that Miyo and I are willing to share the Mp3 files after our playing sessions with any of you who request them. Dan Hrehov was so poetic in his thanks and compliments in an email message after last month’s meeting that I invited him to share his thoughts. Please read his thoughts in this month's Newsletter.