The Salish Sea Players: January 27 – February 4

Thursday, February 2
Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle

Jeffrey Cohan – flute, Vicki Boeckman – recorder,
Lindsey Strand-Polyak – viola, Anna Marsh – dulcian

Embarking on a tour with Jeffrey Cohan’s Salish Sea players is always a thrill. This set will be a whirlwind of eleven concerts in nine days.  I [Vicki] purposefully chose the word embark because we will be at the mercy of several boats (aka ferries) to pull this tour off without a hitch, and I find it delightful that the Italian word for boat is la barca 🙂 By the time we get to Faith Lutheran Church in NE Seattle on Thursday February 2, we will be well traveled!

The program we are presenting will trace the development of the Italian canzona from French and Spanish chansons of the 1500s to the birth of the Italian sonata of the 1600s.  Composers represented will be the famous Anonymous, (who was probably a woman), Clereau, Roy et Ballard, Canalli, Nicolo Corradini, Giovanni Paolo Cima, and others.  Our broken consort will be a deliciously unique blend of sonorities on transverse flute, recorders, viola, and dulcian.  Check out the full tour in the concert calendar to see when we will be in your fair city.  Hope to see you at one of them!


Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop: April 29 – 30

Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR

Instructors Frances Blaker and Tish Berlin

Come make music with old friends and new on the Oregon Coast!
Four class periods a day, featuring a range of topics from Medieval to Contemporary music for recorders.
Visit here for more details and the registration form.


The Port Townsend Early Music Workshop: July 9 – 15, 2023

We will be back in person at the lovely University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.  Mark your calendars!  This will be the 40th anniversary year of the founding of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.  WooHOO! Our splendid faculty will include renowned Dutch recorder virtuosa Eva Legene, Brazilian energy ball Cléa Galhano, the scholarly and handsome Mark Davenport, beloved Seattle departees Miyo Aoki and Jonathan Oddie, and long time viol favorites David Morris and Mary Springfels.


Moss Bay Recorder Society Meetings

February 11, 2023 from 2-4:30 pm
Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle
Water Music: Handel to Sea Chanties and (WAY) Beyond!

March 11, 2023 from 2-4:30 pm
Location Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace
Songs of Springtime

April 22, 2023 from 9 am – 5 pm — Moss Bay Meet!
Location TBD
Three Sessions of Recorder Music – Come for one, two or all three!


Recorder ensembles led by Laura Townsend

Laura Townsend is 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 additional sections can be added if needed to any ensemble.  Online participants are always welcome!

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