Port Townsend Early Music Workshop – Registration is Open!
Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15
University of Puget Sound in Tacoma
Registration is now open! See all information about the workshop, including how to register, here.
We are so excited to be returning to the lovely campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and to having our remarkable faculty share their unique energy and expertise for this 40th anniversary year.
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, long time viol favorites David Morris and Mary Springfels, and we welcome the incredibly gifted percussionist, Tacoma local Antonio Gomez.
While total immersion in a week-long residential workshop is the most beneficial for learning and shared camaraderie, we understand that taking a full week off can be challenging for some families. The workshop offers new commuter options that allow participants to choose to register for individual courses or for the full week’s offerings. If you wish to sign up for individual classes or be a commuter, please contact Administrative Director Jo Baim at (206) 932-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moss Bay Recorder Society’s Annual Meet is Back!
Saturday, April 22 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sand Point Community UMC’s Perry Hall, 4710 NE 70th Street
Join us for any one, two or all three playing sessions starting at 10:00 am with Larry Stark’s “Florence, the Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” The music touches on the political and literary life of the city, in addition to its artistic life. Sally Mitchell will lead “Three Modes Three Moods” at 1:00 pm featuring a newly composed work based on melodies by Hildegard von Bingen, which has three contrasting movements using material from Laus trinitati, Hodie aperuit, and O frondens virgo, respectively. Laura Townsend will round out the day’s offerings with “Spectacular Spectacles” at 3:15 pm. Annabel Knight’s Circus Passamezzo will be the launching point for a lively survey of music evoking the scenes under the big top and the adventures of Titania and her court.
The Meet will be held in Sand Point Community UMC’s Perry Hall, a bright and airy space located on the top of Seattle’s View Ridge. We welcome lower-intermediate and up players of recorders and related instruments (advanced beginners may participate as well — please contact Laura by April 15 for special parts). One change to our traditional structure is that we will have a brown bag lunch or participants may go out in the neighborhood for a quick lunch nearby.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes, though payment is not due until the day of the Meet: $50 for the whole day or $20 for a single session. Contact Music Director Laura Townsend at email@example.com to RSVP, to request the music ahead of time or for more information.
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.
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 online participants are always welcome!
For details about the ensembles, see the announcement here. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.