June and August meetings are directed by chapter members here at SFRS. Any member is welcome to try their hand at it, we would love to have you bring your favorite selections to conduct. Contact Greta to volunteer!
This month, long-time SFRS members Jay Kreuzer and Greta Haug-Hryciw will bring music that they are sure you will enjoy. Read a little about both of them below:
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Jay Kreuzer is a San Francisco native whose introduction to music consisted of learning the themes to all the radio mystery programs back in the 1940s. Jay's first instrument was the chromatic harmonica and he played solos on local radio and television in the early 1950s. He sang with the San Francisco Bach Choir way back in prehistoric times, and has been with the Skyline College choir from 1988 until the present. Jay plays with SDQ, BCRO and other local recorder groups. He also arranges and composes music for recorders. Jay is now avidly studying piano and believes that the best age to start is somewhere between 2 and 102.
Greta Haug-Hryciw had her initial recorder experience with the San Francisco branch of the New York Recorder Workshop in the early '70s. She is a frequent conductor at ARS chapter meetings, co-directs the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO) with Frances Feldon, and is assistant director for the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra (MPRO) with Frederic Palmer. A San Francisco native with musical roots in the Bay Area classical and early music scene that span three generations, Greta enjoys having an active part in our recorder community. A founding member of the local recorder ensemble SDQ, she also teaches students and ensembles of all ages and is a regular director’s assistant at summer workshops. She got her start conducting with Richard Geisler’s encouragement and co-directed the American Recorder Orchestra of the West (AROW) with him from 2005-2010. Greta is an administrative assistant for the renowned arts organization Voices of Music and also serves on the ARS Board of Directors. She and her husband Lloyd live at the edge of the Pacific on the San Mateo County coast.
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