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 personal distancing mandate during the CoViD-19 pandemic (see our News & Eventspage). After 9 months of quarantine keeping us from meeting at Christ Church Lutheran, we are itching to play music in person! But we are still (wisely) "playing it safe" and we've held virtual meetings since May via the Zoom Conferencing platform. Since June, players from other chapters have been invited to join our meetings, and in September we joined forces with the Sacramento Recorder Society to present excellent online meetings. We've have had an average of between 40 and 50 recorder enthusiasts in attendance, resulting in an SFRS record 40 paid memberships!
For our next meeting (Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 PM PDT) we will be instructed and uplifted by English and French Renaissance repertoire by the immensely popular Anne Timberlake. Please read about her below, and plan to join us for a delightful 90 minutes with this remarkable teacher. All but one of Anne's selections this month are texted, so you can choose to play any instrument or sing on any part you wish. Some pieces will be familar favorites, so sing/play out loud and strong!
NOTE: Be sure to keep your Zoom account up to date for the best online musical experience. Click HERE for a PDF sheet of tips to help you with settings for the best results for playing of and listening to recorders on Zoom.
Anne Timberlake will bring a fresh perspective to our meeting with her first appearance with SFRS in December
ANNE TIMBERLAKE has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to 21st-century premieres. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University. Critics have described her playing as "dazzling" (Chicago Classical Review) and "preternaturally persuasive" (The Ann Arbor Observer). A Fulbright grantee, Anne won Early Music America’s 2011 Naxos Recording Competition with her ensemble Wayward Sisters. Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing, and is a regular instructor at workshops coast to coast.
[A former member of the ARS Board of Directors, Anne continues to assist our national organization with projects to benefit the entire recorder community. ~ ed ]
Although we really miss playing together in person, most of us are almost getting used to attending online music playing events. As we enjoy our new season, we'll experience each conductor's unique approach to the art of online presentation.
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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Pied Piper illustration - the top of an old model Mollenhauer recorder box
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