Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
May 2014
In This Issue
BRS's Annual Meeting
Farewell to Betty Cohen
Von Huene Book Project
Summer Dates
Concerts + Events
Quick Links

Next Playing Session:
Sunday, May 18, 6:30-9:00 PM

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers--bring a snack to share! 

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. 

BRS Annual Meeting in May  
During the break at our meeting on May 18th, BRS will conduct our (usually brief) Annual Meeting. The BRS Nominating Committee proposes the following slate of officers, for the approval of the membership, to carry on the organizational and  

administrative work of BRS for the 2014/15 season:                                                                                                                                                                                         

2014/15 Slate


Current office


Heloise Degrugillier



Henia Yacubowicz



Ted Live



Sara Rex

At-large Director

At-large Director

John Maloney


At-large Director

Margery Meadow

(New Director)

The BRS Board is grateful to Margery Meadow for her willingness to serve as a Director for the coming year.  
A fond farewell to Betty Cohen   
BRS would like to express its heartfelt thanks to Betty Cohen for her years of service on the Board, and for also serving as our ever-innovative and tireless Clerk. Many of our members may not realize that Betty moved to Madison, Wisconsin in late 2013. Even though she now lives a time-zone away and has been busy getting settled in her new home, Betty has very kindly stayed on to finish her term on the Board via email during the past few months. In her generous, competent, and quiet way, Betty has worked to help the Board transition to life without her. We are grateful to her for meticulously maintaining the historical files, documenting procedures, providing training to Board members who are taking over the tasks she once performed, and generally smoothing the way for a seamless transition. We will miss Betty very much, and we would like to express our thanks to her for her generous gifts of her time and talents. She will be greatly missed, and we wish her all the best.
Friedrich von Huene Book Project  
Indiana University Press is publishing a book called "Well-Tempered Recorders: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in the New World," by Geoffrey Burgess. The book, which is scheduled for publication by BEMF 2015, will be full of the history of early music in Boston and the role the von Huene family has played. Geoffrey has a lot of images he would like to include, but the budget from IUP is insufficient to make this possible while keeping the book affordable. The ARS, VdGSA, and others have already contributed towards the goal of raising an additional $4000. If you would like to donate to the project, funds can be sent to:
Kim Childers
Indiana University Press
Office of Scholarly Publishing
Herman B Wells Library-350
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN  47405
Checks should be made out to "Geoffrey Burgess," and should include a memo note that funds are for the "Geoffrey Burgess: von Huene book." Please see www.iupress.indiana.eduQuestions? Email Marilyn Boenau at or Geoffrey Burgess at
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 
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.
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. 
Pentimento presents 'Play'd in Massachusetts': American Music fron 1620 to1820
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. 
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain MA
Donation at the door: $15 ($10 students and seniors) 
Space is limited; reservations are suggested-call 617-524-3158 or email
Includes Afternoon Tea. 
Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute & cittern, and Eric Haas, recorders & flutes

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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