Program for Friday, April 7, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: March 29, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Another whirlwind of a month! Let us embrace the spring equinox with new intents and the fire to ignite them. Take delight in the scintillating yellow hues that the forsythia and daffodils are so proudly displaying. Experience the bubbling joy within at the very sight of a budding tree, and allow ourselves to take time to fully ‘drink in’ the intoxicatingly fragrant Daphne odora that are so abundant in the Pacific Northwest. What a gorgeous time of year. April, here we come!
The April 7th meeting will be led by our very special guest, Matthias Maute. There will not be an opening program, but please do be on time so that we can hold our SRS annual meeting to elect our new officers. As explained in our previous newsletter, we will choose a president-elect and a new secretary. Nominations may also be made from the floor, provided that the nominee has assented beforehand.
All sizes of recorders from sopranino on down to contra are needed, the more low basses the better, and of course viols are always welcome. Matthias has already sent the music to be copied, so if anyone needs music ahead of time please let me know what part you are interested in, and I will send a pdf as soon as I can. Here is what he has planned for us.
The music for the SRS playing session will range from music of the 17th century to music composed as recently as a few years ago: Praetorius’ dances will partner with Handel’s dramatic “Ombra mai fu,” Sting’s melancholy “Fields of Gold,” “Oi dortn”—a Yiddish song, and a piece by Matthias himself.
Annual SRS Business Meeting: Election
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
At our May 12 meeting this year, any member or ensemble that includes SRS members is welcome to perform for up to five minutes (counting any introductory comments). Members Night forms will also be available at the April meeting on which to sign up for a slot on the program.
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Matthias Maute conducting
Praetorius, Handel, a Yiddish song, and Maute
(All sizes of recorders and viols are welcome. Low bass recorders are needed!)
We are pleased to have Matthias Maute as guest conductor this month. Matthias was on the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop faculty in 2013, and is visiting Seattle to perform with Vicki Boeckman on April 8 and 9 in a program titled “Dueling Recorders” as part of this season’s Gallery Concerts and presented in collaboration with The Seattle Recorder Society. Experience the full “Matthias Maute” weekend by playing under the expert direction of Matthias at our monthly Friday meeting, attending Matthias Master Class Saturday morning (see below) and afternoon, and then attending one of Matthias’ and Vicki’s performances of dazzling music by Castello, Turini, A. Scarlatti, Chedeville, Vivaldi, Merula, and Maute himself!, on the Gallery Concerts stage Saturday or Sunday.
Guest Music Conductor - Matthias Maute:
No Backroom Gang
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Master Class with Matthias Maute
Hosted by Seattle Recorder Society
Saturday April 8, 2017, 9:30 – 1:45 pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Community Room
10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle
(where we meet for SRS meetings)
Matthias Maute is undeniably one of the most spectacular and innovative recorder virtuosos of our time. He is an unstoppable energetic force of nature, always striving for excellence. He will be here in Seattle to lead the SRS April playing session on Friday, April 7th, teach a master class on Saturday, April 8th, and perform two concerts with Gallery Concerts, one on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 pm and one on Sunday, the 9th at 3 pm. He is eager to fit as much teaching as he can into the tight Seattle schedule, and we are very fortunate to have him here with us. Be prepared to be wowed in every sense of the word.
We are not taking any more performers for Matthias' master class on April 8th, but there are unlimited slots for auditors. The cost for auditing is $25. Cash or check made out to Seattle Recorder Society.
For those of you wondering what a master class is, it is simply a fancy name for an “open” lesson. There is a student (the active participant), a teacher, and an audience (the auditors). The beauty of a master class is that it is a win/win situation for auditors and participants alike, because everyone is a recipient to the same instruction! Auditors who are not “performing” learn a tremendous amount by following along with the teaching and learning process of someone else's lesson, without the distraction of getting nervous. It is a fascinating way to absorb information, be it confirmation of what you already know, or introduction to something new—an invitation to look at things through a different lens. Please join us for this invigorating day and help cheer on your fellow players!
All auditors welcome! $25.00 per person
Cash or check made out to Seattle Recorder Society
9:30 – 10:10 Laura Faber and Mike Woolf
Telemann: Duetto in Bb major
10:15 – 10:55 Jill Carlsen and Sabine Endrigkeit
11:00 – 11:40 Carolyn Lober
Telemann: Methodical Sonata in G major
11:40 – 12:10 short break coffee/tea/snacks
12:10 – 12:50 Isabella Pagel
12:55 – 1:40 “Wild Women” Nancy Gorbman, Anne Dennis, Gerrity Shupe
Coffee and tea will be available during the short break.
- food if you need an energy boost.
- a pillow if you need more support than the fold out chairs provide.
- a notepad and pen/pencil to jot down all the pearls of wisdom that Matthias has to offer!