Program for Friday, May 11, 2018
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: May 2, 2018

The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at 
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd N.E., Seattle.
Members Night:
Greetings everyone! Ah, blessed be the spring! As I sit here on my sun-drenched deck sipping tea reflecting on the events of our past season I am feeling grateful and fulfilled. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the board members behind the scenes who help make this wonderful organization run smoothly; it is be-cause of you that we continue to be successful year after year. Thank you to all our current, past and fu-ture Presidents, thank you to everyone who sets up tables and chairs at our meetings, thank you to all who bring food, thank you Hanan for your tireless help organizing and schlepping the library bins, thank you Mike for all the hours that go into this newsletter, thank you Bill for the count-less, beautiful photos, thank you Charles for simply everything that happens on our website, thank you Kathleen for the incredible notes you take at meetings, thank you Richard for expertly balancing our budget, thank you Miyo and Laura for making sure our backroom gang is well supported and nurtured, thank you Betty for making sure everyone gets all our newsletters and extra announce-ments, thank you Carolyn for keeping us all on track with our bylaws whenever we sway off the path, and thank you all dear members for your support and dedi-cation through the year in spite of inclement weather on stormy winter nights. It is a pleasure to stand before you and be your music director. Please let me know if you have any special requests for the music that we play next season.

I am so excited to hear what you all have planned for Members’ Night. This is quite the unique tradition and one of my favorite events of the year. It is always a joy to hear and see everyone’s progress from year to year, and witness the vari-ety, innovation and creativity that goes into the planning. I love hearing estab-lished ensembles return with new and wonderful pieces, and I especially love the courage of all those who step out of their comfort zone to perform in front of others. Please make sure to contact Nancy Gorbman ( if you want to perform and haven't already let her know. Do it now!  

The Members Night program is open to “members-in-good-standing.”  Please be sure that you have paid your dues for 2017-2018.  Information you need to provide: 1) who will play, 2) the title and composer of the work, 3) the approximate timing, and 4) the name of at least one “member-in-good-standing” in your ensemble.  In order to provide opportunities for all interested performers, we ask that each offering be no longer than five minutes, including any commentary.
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman :
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Meeting Dates
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Nancy Gorbman, presiding
Annual Members Night
Seattle Recorder Society meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017: Members' Night
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church

Read the special Members Night issues of June's Recorder Notes

What Happened on 2017's Members' Night :
ROPS Spring Concerts:
Charles Coldwell and Vicki Boeckman are proud to present our Spring concerts with works by American composers.They have chosen music by Samuel Holyoke, William Billings, Arthur Foote, John Phillip Sousa and Glen Shannon. The full program is listed on the ROPS web page.   

We have two performances, both will start at 3:00 in the afternoon and run about an hour without an intermission, so perfect length for wiggly little ones with coloring books or Legos as well as experienced concert goers. We are looking forward to playing these pieces for you and hope you can join us for one or both!

Saturday, May 19th 3:00 pm at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church - 10005 32nd Ave NE
Sunday May 20th 3:00 pm at Skyline Retirement community - 9th and Cherry, Seattle

Parking entrance on Columbia between 8th and 9th. Please be sure to select a slot that says Resident guest parking. Then walk up to the main Skyline entrance to sign in with the Concierge.

Late September Workshop for Recorders, Voices and Winds :
September 29th and 30th 9 – 4 pm

Seattle Pacific University

Cost for both days $165

Faculty: Rotem Gilbert, Laura Kulhman, Phil Neuman, Gayle Neuman, Vicki Boeckman, Miyo Aoki

Five of our local, talented instructors from the PNW are joining forces with Rotem Gilbert from USC to present a two-day workshop and faculty concert right here in our fair city. What could be better than playing wonderful music with fantastic teachers and great friends during the day and going home to sleep in your own bed at night? Topics will include Caccini, the Florentine Camerata and the roots of Baroque Style (it'll be the 400th anniversary year of the death of Caccini), Reading from early notation, 14th century French and Cypriot music, Music inspired by English, Scottish and Irish Folksong, Jazz and Rock, Music of Soren Sieg, Festive Spanish Music and Early Music from Mexico (Guerrero, Vasquez, Mateo Flecha, Don Hernando Franco). We are pleased to announce that we will have an intermediate track designed especially for those who may tend to shy away from larger workshop settings. Fliers will be available at our May Members’ Night meeting.  Registration will be online and the deadline will be August 15th.