Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
April 2014
In This Issue
Peter Dixon's Premiere
BRS's April Workshop
Summer Dates
Save the Date!
Concerts + Events
Quick Links

Next Playing Session:
Sunday, April 27, 6:30-9:00 PM

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Refreshments will be provided by Na'ama's Group.

New players are always welcome, including recorders, baroque flutes and strings, or early loud winds.  If you're new to BRS, your first session is a free trial. 

See the BRS Website for details about our ensemble and membership options, and for directions and parking details. 

Premiere Performance of Peter Dixon's Work  
Congratulations to BRS member Peter Dixon, a recent winner of the American Recorder Society Composition Competition, on the occasion of the premiere performance of his work. The recent concert by Heloise Degrugillier, Roy Sansom, and Emily O'Brien at Cambridge's New School of Music included this world premiere performance (and first recording) of Peter's "Western Union," a composition for recorder quartet (with Peter joining the three headliners on C-bass).  The audience loved it!  (But don't expect to sight-read your way through it.) Well done, Peter!
Very Enjoyable April Workshop!  
BRS held an all-day Workshop on April 5th, which drew 29 registrants from all over New England and as far away as New York and Philadelphia. During the breaks, many were delighted by the opportunity to browse through sheet music and try out instruments from the Von Huene Workshop, Inc./The Early Music Shop of New England. Many thanks to our fantastic coaches for a wonderful day of playing together: Rachel Begley, Marilyn Boenau, Eric Haas, Jane Hershey, and Tom Zajac. And many thanks to our Music Director, Heloise Degrugillier, for helping to make the Workshop happen! 
Plan Now for Summer Workshops!  
We are fortunate to have so many excellent summer early music workshops within an easy drive.  These are a great way to develop your skills and meet new players.
Early Music Week, World Fellowship Center, June 22-29, 2014
Pinewoods Early Music Week June 26-July 3, 2014 
Save the Date!


Sunday, May 18, 2014 - BRS May Meeting

Concerts, Classes + Events 
If you have news or announcements of interest to the BRS community, please send your information before the 10th of each month to the newsletter editor

See the  Early Music New England calendar for concerts, workshops and other events in the six-state New England region.  Maintained by Claire Raphaelson.
Second Wind presents:
"Spring in the workshop of Andrea Gabrieli"
Music by Hassler, G. Gabrieli, Croce, Vecchi, and others
performed on cornetto, sackbut, dulcian, and voice.
Thursday, April 24,noon
Killian Hall (Building 14W, room 111), MIT

Boston Baroque Orchestra Concert - NEC's Jordan Hall | Pickman Concert Hall, Boston, MA 
Friday, April 25 - 7:30PM   and Saturday, April 26 - 7:30PM   
Monteverdi "Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria" 

Tufts Early Music Ensemble, Jane Hershey, director, presents:
"Music from Rome and Naples"
Sunday, April 27, 8pm
Granoff Music Center, Tufts 
The early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse presents a concert titled
Salamone Rossi - A Hebrew musician in the court of Mantua
Saturday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA.  
The concert will include madrigals, music for the synagogue and instrumental music performed on period instruments, with commentary by musicologist Dr. Teresa Neff.  Free will donation. 

Beginning Recorder classes, level 1 and 2, continue at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education on THURSDAYS at 5:30 and 7:00 (continuing through the spring term). See the CCAE website for complete course descriptions, or contact the instructor, John Tyson, at


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