Greetings from the Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society. We have a glimmer of hope for 2021—- a vaccine is on its way to your area. Most people I know have initial appointments in February, March and April.
Wasn’t that a great workshop with Glen Shannon in January?? Glen brings his “joie de vivre” and personal style to his workshops. And that enthusiasm transcends the fact that we are all sitting in our living rooms and playing on Zoom. It was a lot of fun.
And direct from Scotland our February workshop will be with composer, Marg Hall. Here is her website. http://marghallmusic.co.uk/
I have played many of her compositions over the years. Much music for recorder players was originally written for voice or strings. However, Marg is a recorder player and composer/arranger and each part—whether soprano, alto, tenor or bass (or lower)— hits the “sweet spot” for that instrument’s fingerings and sound.
I hope you have found some consolation in playing music and that you all are taking advantage of the many online recorder workshops that are available—it is transforming the business—including the Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society. The American Recorder Society has fantastic recorder resources for beginners through advanced.
In addition there is information and links to other recorder groups. Yes!! you can take a class from a local recorder organization in Denver or Boston or Phoenix. Please review all the great resources and support the American Recorder Society by joining today: http://americanrecorder.org/
HMRS has planned a full schedule of Zoom meetings through June 2021 led by Kathy Kuhrt and Lee Danielson. In addition, we have scheduled three more recorder workshops left in 2021—
Marg Hall in February,
Anne Timberlake in April and
Lisette Kielson in May.
Let’s celebrate 2021 by attending our Marg Hall workshop on February 28th. Only $10. Free to members.
I will be looking for you in the Zoom “gallery” this month.
Linda Botimer, President