SBRS News and
SOUTH BAY BUZZ
Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder
A Chapter of the American Recorder
An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early
As most of you know, the South Bay Recorder Society
does not have regular chapter meetings during the months of
June, July, and August. Instead, we have three Play-Ins: one
in each of the three summer months, which are held in the
homes of members. It’s a good opportunity to socialize and get
to know your fellow chapter members. You may want to bring
friends who are new to recorder and would like the opportunity
to play with a group in an informal setting. If you are
planning to attend, please contact the hostess/host so she/he
will know how many people to expect, and to get directions.
Bring your music stand, instruments, a pot luck dish, and your
favorite music (enough for about 8 stands) to share. The
Play-Ins scheduled for this summer are as follows:
Sunday, June 15th at 3:00 PM at the home of Anne-Marie
Wiggers, 12110 Mellowood Drive, Saratoga 95070. Phone:
(408) 255-9739 or email: Mom@thewiggers.com. Playing followed
by a potluck dinner.
July (date TBA – you will be notified by email when we
have a date) at 3:00 PM at the home of Georgiana Rudge,
1187 Washoe Drive, San Jose, CA 95120. Phone: (408) 997-1451.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 16th at 3:00 PM at the home of Bob
Eltgroth and Mary Paquet, 173 Giddings Court,
San Jose, CA 95129. Phone: (408) 629-7325, or email:
Our May visit with Glen Shannon was great! We began with a
warm up including his favorite scales. The ensemble etudes by
Dietrich Schnabell provided great chords and rhythms. This was
followed a good look at Nostalgium by Jean Harrod. We learned to
emphasize certain notes and breathe equally to create a good
sound. We explored a little of John Bull's Pavan and then moved on
to Glen's pieces. His Frietjes (French Fries) - ready to be
published - was a challenge and required careful counting under
his excellent direction. Final pieces included his "Fanfare for
the 40th" commissioned by the Orange County Recorder Society -
great fun! Then a quick run through of Bourrees gave us a look at
Glen Shannon's creative talents.
I look forward to Summer Play-Ins in June, July, and August.
Everyone brings wonderful pieces to play and the pot luck food is
always excellent. See you then.
Lois Ario passed away on May 19th. She was known by many
for her brash forward personality, but she will be remembered by
me as a highly intellectual woman with a great love for the arts.
She especially loved music, and despite her lack of natural
musical ability, she always tried to improve her playing, and
strived to find the indefinable beauty music offers when played
Lois’ pursuit of knowledge and adventure was a thread
throughout her life. A Sociology Professor at Butler University,
she influenced many of her students with her passion for Women’s
Rights, the Right to Choose, and the rights of all to equal
treatment and opportunity. Her commitment to social justice was
unwavering. A native of New York City, Lois is survived by her
nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephew. We will miss her
unique individuality, intelligence and wit. She made us all better
people. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to
NARAL and Planned Parenthood. A celebration in her honor will be
held on June 21 in San Francisco.
We will be celebrating Lois’ life on Saturday June 21st. We hope
you are able to join us. Please feel free to invite anyone you
know who was a part of Lois’ life.
When: June 21st, 2014; Time: 10:30 AM
Here is the correct link to the Google map of China Beach, on Sea
Cliff Avenue. BTW, the map makes it look like you can drive all
the way down to the beach, but we have to walk down, via steps or
the paved service drive.
You can get more info on the National Park Service website, at
Lunch will follow at Gerry, Mark, Rebecca, and Natalie’s home 1746
Sanchez Street, SF 94131.
RSVP to Rob Garber, 387 Hillside Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110
973-420-3943 (cell); 973-662-0663 Rob.email@example.com
My sincere thanks go to all the volunteers who have provided a
variety of finger food goodies for the SBRS meetings this year,
especially George, Liz, Marcia, and Diana, who all
provided something for our May meeting. I’m looking forward to
seeing some of you at the play-ins this summer, where any food
contribution towards the potluck dinner will be appreciated, as
well as music to share with the group.
Jean Ridley, Hospitality.
Dale Victorine would like to
invite you to a concert where one of his works will be performed:
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 80, 1st movement.
On Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 PM, NACUSAsf will present the
Sorella String Quartet, performing new works by local composers,
at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos
94022. The concert will feature works by Mark Alfenito, Greg
Bartholomew, Antonio Celaya, Sondra Clark, L. Peter Deutsch, Max
Simoncic, Greg Steinke, and Dale Victorine. Tickets will be
available at the door for $17 and $12. There will be a reception
to follow. For more information, contact Dale Victorine at (408)
768-1941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIST of SBRS DIRECTORS for 2014 - 2015
Vice President Michèle Kelly has scheduled next
season’s directors as follows:
12 September -Shira Kamen
3 October – Claudia Gantivar
14 November - Judy Linsenberg
9 January - Joyce Johnson-Hamilton
13 February - David Hogan-Smith
13 March – Members’ Night
28 March – Workshop – Glen Shannon
10 April – Andrew Levy
8 May – Greta Haug-Hyrciw
Newsletter Editor: Laura Gonsalves
4946 Manitoba Drive, San Jose, CA 95130