Program for Friday - September 8, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 3, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Recorder and viol players and other early musicians
(both new players and experienced) are welcomed.
For our season-opening meeting, all players will be together under the musical direction of Vicki Boeckman. Opening programs will start at the October meeting. Miyo Aoki will be leading the Backroom gang starting with the October meeting.
Note that two of our meeting dates are NOT scheduled on the frist Friday of the month. Please mark your calendars:
September 8 2017 ! (2nd Friday)
October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1, 2017
January 5, 2018
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 13, 2018 ! (2nd Friday)
May 11, 2018 ! (2nd Friday)
Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Kedrov, Isaac, and Joplin
All sizes of recorders and viols are welcome
From the Music Director :
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session. In addition, there is a review of the preceding meeting as well as other information of interest to recorder players. Dues for the forthcoming season will be $40. Members receive e-mail reminders approximately a week prior to each meeting.
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. Beginning classes are now available through the SRS. (Details are on this website.) For those wishing private instruction in recorder playing, an additional list of available teachers is provided on this website by clicking here.
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! Please download the Dues form and either mail in the form or bring it to the October meeting:
Plays with large group - music will be provided
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Hopefully you are all happily sated after the summer's plethora of workshops, concerts and other inspiring activities. I certainly am, and I am eager to embark on a new season of music playing and collaborations alongside my wonderful colleagues and splendid board members. I would hereby like to extend a warm welcome to our new president Molly Warner, president-elect Nancy Gorbman, and newsletter “editor in chief” Mike Woolf. A heartfelt thank you for the services of our continuing secretary Kathleen Arends, our ever faithful treasurer Richard Ginnis, membership coordinator Betty Swift, and fearless leader of the Back Room Gang, Miyo Aoki are also in order. You are the backbone(s) of our organization and your services are invaluable. Thank you, one and all!
In addition to providing early music calendar listings on the fourth page, this month's newsletter is bulging with news from our very own “Port Townsend” workshop (at UPS in Tacoma). I am especially happy to announce that my former teacher, Eva Legene, will be in Seattle in September for a couple of notable events. Please read below for more information.
This is our 2nd season of meetings starting in September, so for our playing session on September 8th I'd like to gather everyone together in the large group. There will not be a Back Room Gang, but Miyo Aoki will be standing by to “buddy up” in case anyone needs a bit of extra help. The beautiful Oche Nash (Our Father) by Nikolai Kedrov will be our warm-up piece. Then, because I can't quite seem to get enough of him lately, we will play some of my favorite works by Isaac - “La Spagna”, “Quis dabit” and “La Morra”, to name a few. The year 2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the death of Scott Joplin so we'll end the evening with a jaunty Rag or two, and I promise an enjoyable evening will be had by all.
All sizes of recorders and viols welcome. If anyone would like music ahead of time, please send me an email with a request for a specific part.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Two Events with Special Guest Eva Legene:
(by Vicki Boeckman)
The Art of the Rhetoric
Lecture/Demo with Special Guest Eva Legene
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Please join us on Sunday September 17th at 3:00 pm, in the Sanctuary of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church for a lovely afternoon of recorder solos, duets and trios. Suggested donation $25
Many of you will remember Eva's compelling opening program in March of 2014 about rhythm and emotion in Bach's music with emphasis on rhetoric. Eva barely scratched the surface of this multi-faceted topic, so when I heard she would be in Seattle I asked if she would be willing to expound upon it, and she eagerly accepted. I will be able to tell you more about this event at our meeting, but please mark your calendars and don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourselves in this fascinating topic, right here in our very own meeting space! For those wanting to refresh your memories, check out the Meeting Notes from April 2014.
Wait! There is more! Eva and her lovely daughter Astrid Andersson will be in the US to play for Lee McRae's memorial concert in Berkeley later in the month for which I (and a number of musicians) will be joining. Eva, Astrid and I are delighted to have the opportunity to play together and wanted more than just one performance, so we decided to arrange a concert here in Seattle as well. For those of you who may not know my history, Eva was the reason I moved to Denmark in 1981. She was my teacher at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen and it is an absolute joy for me to be playing with her as a colleague.