Recorder ensembles led by Laura Townsend

Laura Townsend is once again offering a variety of weekly ensembles in her home studio with some Covid-era innovations in place: hybrid ensemble meetings with an online option always available and in-person playing for folks who are fully vaccinated/boosted, feeling well, and testing negative on a same-day rapid test.  You are welcome to join any appropriate-level ensemble at any point.  The fee for individual sessions is $20.  In-person spaces are limited, and online participants are always welcome!

For details about the ensembles, see the announcement here.  Contact Laura at to sign up or for more information.

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm: Farallon Recorder Quartet – Between Heaven and Earth

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The Farallon Recorder Quartet – Miyo Aoki, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker and Vicki Boeckman – present “Between Heaven and Earth” – a sneak preview of the program they will be playing as a main stage event at the Berkeley Festival this year!  From the stars to terra firma, the works chosen will span from the medieval to the present.

Suggested Donation $20/25 or pay as able. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Kids under 18 free.

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The newly revived Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound will present the fruits of their labor under the direction of Charles Coldwell and Vicki Boeckman. The family-friendly program includes works by Guerrero, Gabrieli, Bach, Böhm, Gardel and Caldini. A reception will immediately follow the program. Bring the kids and grandkids! Absolutely free.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Olympic Tower at Skyline, 715 8th Ave, Seattle

Same ROPS program as on May 25.

A Fun Filled Flauto-dolce Festival Fostering Friendship, Fugues, Fandangos and Flagrant Fits of Folderol!

Save the dates! Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22, 2024 for the Fifth Fall Fipple Flute Forum featuring faculty from near and far at the lovely and convenient Shoreline Community College just north of Seattle.

We are excited to announce next year’s faculty will feature Anne Timberlake, author of excellent recorder blog posts as well as our own beloved instructors Miyo Aoki and Vicki Boeckman.

A faculty concert on Friday September 20th in a NE Seattle location is being planned.

Registration will be open in late May, and details will be posted on our website as they develop.