Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
February 2014
In This Issue
Spring Workshop - 2014
Pinewoods 2014
Save the Dates!
Concerts + Events
Quick Links
Next Playing Session:
Sunday, February 23, 6:30-9PM

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Refreshments will be provided by Marilyn's Loud Group.

New players 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. 

If you have not signed up yet to be a member of BRS, or if you signed up for the first session of the 2013-2014 season only, please register on-line or mail in your registration form for the second semester.
Join us for a Spring Full-Day Workshop on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Session Times: 9:30AM to 4:30PM  
Coaches: Rachel Begley, Marilyn Boenau (louds), Eric Haas, Jane Hershey, and Tom Zajac  
Fees: (Full-day) $100 non-members/$90 members
   (Half-day) $55 non-members/$50 members
    There is a $10 full-day discount and $5 half-day discount for members who are seniors or students.
Location: Lesley University, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 
(See the BRS Website for more details, registration forms, directions and parking information.) 

We hope you will join us for our annual Spring Full-Day Workshop for recorders, loud instruments and strings. The Loud (mini-)workshop will be a half-day session, in the afternoon; loud-instrument players who also play recorders or viols are welcome to sign up for the full day, including recorder groups in the morning. Register as soon as possible on the BRS website here!  We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.   

Do these winter chills have you thinking about summer?  
Plan ahead!  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.
Pinewoods Early Music Week June 26-July 3, 2014 
Amherst Early Music Festival July 6-20, 2014
Early Music Week, World Fellowship Center June 22-29, 2014
Save the Dates!


Sunday, March 23, 2014 - BRS March Meeting


Saturday, April 5, 2014 - BRS Full-day Spring Workshop

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - BRS April Meeting

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 Sheila Beardslee.

R/EMM Recorders/ Early Music MetroWest
Next playing session Saturday morning, March 8th, in Concord.  Click for details.


The Broken Consort presents 
"Half Empty": A Post-Valentine's concert featuring passionate improvisation and intricate polyphonic sad music for voices and period instruments. 
Music of Gibbons, Josquin, Crecquillon, Gesualdo, Van Ness, medieval composers, and folk tunes!

February 21, 2014 (Fri), 8PM

Outpost 186, Center for Improvisation

186 1/2, Hampshire Street, Cambridge

February 22, 2014 (Sat), 8PM

Green Street Studio, Black Box Theater

185 Green Street, Cambridge

Tickets are $25 (regular), $20 (online), $15 (students and seniors)

Emily Lau, voice and artistic director 

Camila Parias, 
arah Moyer, 
Christopher Preston Thompson, 
Peter Walker, 
Niccolo Seligmann
More info and tickets can be found on 
Original Scenes inspired by classic Italian Commedia dell'Arte scenarios with Italian Renaissance Music.
RENAISSONICS (John Tyson, Douglas Freundlich, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Daniel Rowe)
PAZZI LAZZI (Commedia dell'Arte troupe - Maya Attia, Emanuele Capuano, Chiara Durazzini)
February 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street
Boston (near Symphony Hall and the New England Conservatory)
Ticket information: under "Life at NU"
House Concert with Sarah Cantor and Aldo Abreu
Recorder duets throughout the ages. 
Wine and Cheese reception following the concert.
Sunday, March 9th  2014 at 3:00 PM
1812 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA
Suggested donation $20
R.S.V.P.  617 669 4292 or 

From Sarah Cantor: Come play consort music with me in the Berkshires!
Intermediate and advanced recorder players are warmly invited to participate in a weekend of music making and socializing with Wieland Kuijken and Eva Legêne at the historic Egremont Village Inn in South Egremont, MA, on 
Saturday March 15 and Sunday March 16, 2014.
Contact information for the weekend coordinator:
Anne Legêne, or call 413-528-5311.  


Concert by women composers and arrangers in Latin America.
La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO
Sarah Cantor, contemporary and popular Latin American music on recorder 
First Church in Cambridge, MA
11 Garden Street
Firday March 28th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Lindsday Chapel Emmanuel Church in Boston
15 Newbury Street
Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
For more information visit 

Beginning Recorder classes, level 1 and 2, continue at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education on THURSDAYS at 5:30 and 7:00, starting Jan 15th. See the CCAE website for complete course descriptions, or contact the instructor, John Tyson, at


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