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!
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Our in-person meetings continue to be suspended due to social distancing mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic (see our News & Eventspage). After having to cancel three meetings and the appearance of those wonderful conductors due to this cursed virus, most of us are itching to play music together. Some of you may have been joining in on the SFEMS online classes via the Zoom Conferencing platform and are familiar with the way these classes work. They have been really helpful in relieving the lack of group playing sessions we've been experiencing, and they have inspired us to do something similar for our chapter.
Therefore, this month's meeting (Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 PM PDT) will feature SFRS president Greta Haug-Hryciw presenting several pieces for us to play along with (together), on Zoom. To participate, send an email to her and be placed on our invitation list.
SFRS President Greta Haug-Hryciw will lead our first Virtual Chapter Meeting
By now we've either gotten used to (or sick of) being in quarantine, but we really miss playing together as a chapter. So we are dipping our toes in the waters of online chapter meetings. Greta Haug-Hryciw will launch our inaugural Virtual Meeting with some favorites that she hopes you will all enjoy playing. You will be able to see the music on your screen as the fully-orchestrated music is played, so you may choose any instrument you want to play along.
We look forward to next season when we hope to play together again in person and have a brilliant slate of professional musicians direct us. Meanwhile, we will do our very best to stay well and keep up our enthusiasm for playing our beloved recorders!
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A native of San Francisco, GRETA HAUG-HRYCIWis the third generation of a family of Bay Area musicians. As a child, she studied piano technique and music theory, but her interest in the recorder blossomed during high school. For several years she played and performed with the San Francisco branch of the New York Recorder Workshop and has since been teaching recorder to students of all ages. She particularly enjoys working with children as they discover the joy of playing the recorder together and understanding music. Lately she has been teaching online to continue helping her students improve their skills and stay excited about playing music.
Greta began her path as a conductor with the American Recorder Orchestra of the West (AROW) from 2005-2010 and has been co-director of the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO) since its inception in 2011. She relishes performing with her recorder ensembles SDQ and Ensemble Trecento, and has often appeared with Peralta Consort, Gryphons Wild, and the Sacramento-based contemporary music ensemble Uncorked. Greta is a frequent teacher and director’s assistant at summer workshops, and a guest conductor at American Recorder Society chapters around the country. As president of SFRS, she enjoys organizing our annual workshops and fall concerts, as well as keeping the membership informed through pre-meeting emails and keeping the website current. She also serves on the ARS Board of Directors, working with ther fellow board members to further promote the recorder and its music, always keeping up with contemporary needs of chapters and individual members. (Don't forget to renew your membership!)
Pied Piper illustration - the top of an old model Mollenhauer recorder box
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