Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 61st Year!
April 2016
In This Issue

RSVP for April 2016 Meeting

Our next playing session: 
Sunday, April 24, 6:30-9:00PM.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible.

Refreshments in April will be provided by Emily's group.

New players always welcome--- recorders, baroque flutes and strings, or early loud winds. If you are new to BRS, your first session is a free trial. See the BRS website for details about our ensembles, membership options, and directions.

Reminder: Please bring a music stand.
Notice of Annual Meeting

The BRS Annual Meeting and election of Board Members will be held at 7:45 pm, during the break at our upcoming meeting on May 22, 2015, in the basement lobby of 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. We are always on the lookout for new ideas and new talent--we hope you will consider volunteering to serve.
Spring Workshop April 2

Our April 2 workshop was an exciting day of music-making and learning. Thanks to all of you who came from near and far to work with our creative and inspiring coaches: Eric Haas, Joan Kimball, Daphna Mor, and Bob Wiemken.
Concerts and 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.

The New England Early Music Calendar provides a list of events from around the region. Submit your own events directly to the web site.

Tuesday April 19 8PM 
Tufts Early Music Ensemble, Jane Hershey, Director
Music and Dance for the Sun King. Historical dance in costume from the court of Louis XIV, with soloists Ken Pierce and Camilla Finlay. Music of Sermisy, Leclair, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, D'Anglebert and Marin Marais. Music for violas da gamba, Baroque violins, recorder, Renaissance harp and harpsichord.
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave. Somerville, MA
Free; no tickets required.  

Sunday April 24 7:30PM (Only if you can't come to the BRS meeting! wink )
Debut of the Boston Recorder Orchestra, directed by John Tyson.
Boston's newest musical institution, the Boston Recorder Orchestra performs on a matched set of eight handmade Renaissance Recorders. Musical styles from Renaissance to contemporary and pop. Works of Josquin des Prez, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giorgio Mainerio, Claude Le Jeune, Frances Blaker, Paul Simon and more.
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Friday, May 6 7:30PM
Live in Lincoln Center - Spring Concert
First Parish in Lincoln is pleased to present a spring concert. World-class players from the Handel and Haydn Society perform baroque concerti and orchestral works by Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann and others
Note new venue: St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA.
Suggested donation $30; any amount is appreciated.

Thinking about private lessons or coached ensemble classes? See our
Early Music teachers List.

Save the dates!
Upcoming BRS Meetings

Dates for the rest of this season's monthly Sunday meetings. Location: basement of Lesley University's University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.    

April 24
May 22 - includes annual meeting at 7:45
Boston Recorder Society, c/o Ted Live, 17 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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