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!
📌 Watch for the January, 2020 ARSNova article of how to conduct your own chapter. To subscribe to the free and informative ARSNova e-mag from the American Recorder Society, go to the ARS webpage HERE.
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Judy Linsenberg will conduct the SFRS chapter meeting on November 20, 2019
Called "the Jascha Heifetz of the recorder," Judith Linsenberg is one of the leading exponents of the recorder in the U.S., acclaimed for her "virtuosity," "expressivity," and "fearless playing." She has performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center; and has been featured with the San Francisco Symphony, the S.F. and L.A. Operas, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, the Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, and others. She is the Director of the Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica, whose performances and nine recordings have received international acclaim and several awards, causing the ensemble to be described by the press as "some of the finest baroque musicians in America" (American Record Guide) and “among the best in the world" (Alte Musik Aktuell).
Judy has recorded for Virgin Classics, Dorian, Solimar, harmonia mundi usa, Koch International, Reference Recordings, Musical Heritage Society, Drag City Records (with Joanna Newsom), and Hännsler Classics. She holds a doctorate in early music from Stanford University and has been a visiting professor at the Vienna Conservatory and Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. She maintains private teaching studios in Oakland and Palo Alto, and has taught at numerous workshops across North America, including the Lark in the Morning Folk and World Music Camp in Mendocino. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, playing music for English Country Dances, hiking with her dog, Jasper, eating at fine restaurants (particularly when someone else takes her), and working out at the gym (well, not so much, really, but she does it anyway).