SBRS News and Announcements


Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder Society

A Chapter of the American Recorder Society

An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society


March 2014

March Meeting
Our March meeting, on March 14th at 7:30 PM in the Choir Room of First Congregational Church of San Jose, will be Members’ Night, South Bay’s traditional way of celebrating the American Recorder Society’s Play the Recorder Month. Soloists, duets, trios, or other small groups of instruments and/or voices are invited to perform for their fellow members and guests. Please limit your performance to ten minutes, including set-up and take-down. Be sure to invite family, friends, and prospective recorder players – after all, performers do need an audience! If you, or your group, are performing, please provide a written list of the people in your group and the names of the piece(s) you will be performing. Even if you are not performing, please bring your instruments as we plan to have time for group playing. Music will be provided.

President’s Message
"Dance Through Time" was our topic with Judith Linsenberg at the February Meeting. The cheerful "Salterello" an early Italian dance form in 6/8 time gave us a chance to warm up. It was followed up with a "Benzenhouer" tune of the 16th century which gave us some challenges. Then we played a Pavan, Galliard and Almain from England. A Bach dance from Orchestra Suite No. 1 gave us familiar sounds. We ended the evening with a ragtime piece by Heinz Witte "Free Weekend" dated 1983. It was fun evening of dances with Judy!
Members Night I look forward to hearing all of you share your current efforts. Do bring music to share with others for our celebration of "Recorder Month"
Liz Brownell, President

Thank you George and Liz for providing cookies for the February meeting. I would like to remind Greta, Anne-Marie and Margaret that you volunteered to bring goodies for Members’ Night. A message to any of our members attending the workshop on Saturday March 8th: please bring any finger food to share with all participants for our day-long activity. (
Jean Ridley, Hospitality.

Music Opportunities
Saturday, March 8th, 2014 - South Bay’s annual workshop, directed by Frances Blaker. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with one of the Bay Area's finest recorder teachers! A flyer, with reservation form, is here.

The Westminster Early Music Series continues with the following two concerts:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 7:00 PM. Valley of Heart’s Delight; Music about Emmanuele d’Astorga and the Neopolitan School in 18th Century. A joyous program of music by Emmanuele d’ Astorga, Alessandro Scarlatti, Guiseppe Porsile and others of 18th century Spain and Italy. Aangelique Zuluaga soprano), Claudia Gantivar (recorders, (TBD (baroque cello), and Katherine Heater (harpsichord).
Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 3:00 PM. Flauti Dolci & Amici II: More recorder consorts and mixed ensembles from around the Bay Area: Amaranata, Quartetto Paradiso, Ensemble Trecento, the Belmont Consort, SDQ, and Concerto Celestini.

May 9-11, 2014 - Marin Headlands Recorder Workshop
Join us on the beautiful coast of Marin County just north of San Francisco. Make music with fellow recorder enthusiasts. Visit with old friends and meet new. Information about conductors and topics to follow. Contact: Nancy Smith

It's my pleasure to announce the complete faculty roster for the Marin Headlands Recorder Workshop. We will have the following instructors: Louise Carslake, Frances Feldon, Claudia Gantivar, Greta Hryciw, Shira Kammen, Andrew Levy, and David Morris. We are excited and look forward to a weekend of wonderful music. I hope you've saved May 9-11 and will be able to join us. We will soon post our Marin Headlands webpage with specifics about the workshop and registration material. I will notify you with a link to the webpage as soon as it is posted. Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested. In the meantime....... Stay tuned!
Brenda Baily
- 510-893-9128

LIST of SBRS DIRECTORS for 2013 - 2014
13 September 2013 – Andrew Levy
4 October 2013 – Tish Berlin 
*Note – not the usual Friday
8 November 2013 – Fred Palmer
10 January 2014 – Greta Haug-Hryciw
14 February 2014 – Judy Linsenberg

8 March 2014 – WORKSHOP with Frances Blaker
14 March 2014 – Member’s Night
11 April 2014 – Louise Carslake
9 May 2014 – Glen Shannon

Newsletter Editor: Laura Gonsalves
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