Concerts with recorder and Lautenwerk with Vicki Boeckman and Tamara Friedman

Friday, November 18 at 7:00 pm, at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street, Anacortes
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm, at Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W, Seattle

One of the last concerts I [Vicki] played before everything shut down in March of 2020 was an all-Bach program with Tamara Friedman on a reconstructed 1740 Lautenwerk.  A Lautenwerk is a gut-strung harpsichord, sonorously beguiling and intriguing, like a large lute played with 10 fingers!  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play together again, this time bringing you works not only by ‘Papa’ Johann Sebastian Bach, but also by one of his most celebrated sons, Carl Philipp Emmanuel.  Of special interest to recorder players will be an unaccompanied suite by Matthias Maute written in the Baroque style.  For those of you who have played pieces by Matthias, you will recognize some of his signature idiomatic gestures, which fit well with the wit and humor of CPE Bach.

Moss Bay Recorder Society Meetings

Saturday, November 12 from 2:00-4:30pm — For the Birds
Seattle Public Libraries Lake City Branch – 12501 28th Avenue NE, Seattle

Recorders and birds have a natural affinity.  Come explore a variety of bird-related music old and new, lively and serene, delightful and inspiring, with new music director Laura Townsend.

Saturday, December 10 from 2:00-4:30pm
Sno-Isle Libraries Mountlake Terrace Library – 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace

Share in the warmth of making music with others as we sample music of the season.

Save the Dates!!! July 9-15, 2023 — Port Townsend Early Music Workshop!

Our own Port Townsend Early Music Workshop will be back in person at the lovely campus of University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Faculty will include Eva Legene, Cléa Galhano, Mark Davenport, Miyo Aoki, Jonathan Oddie, David Morris and Malachai Bandy.

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.