The 2023-2024 season of programming for the Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society kicked off on September 9th with a well-received virtual mini-workshop by our friend Glen Shannon. We return to in-person playing sessions on Sunday afternoon, September 24 at 2pm. As usual, paid members receive email announcements prior to each scheduled activity. The emails include details such as Zoom links for virtual sessions and download links for music to be printed for each virtual or in-person session.
The deadline for dues payments for new and renewing members is September 30, 2023. Send your check for the $50 annual payment to HMRS Treasurer, Gail Robinson now to avoid missing any programming after October 1. Gail will also accept payments at the September 24th in-person session. A downloadable membership/renewal form may be found on the Membership page of this website. Use the form to confirm or update your contact information including mailing address, phone, and email address.
The lineup for the coming season has been announced (see below) and now it’s time to renew your HMRS membership to make certain that we can keep supporting this wonderful venture. The list of coaches includes many familiar faces. We are especially thrilled to welcome Tom Beets of the Flanders Quartet as a coach in February, 2024. The deadline for membership renewal is September 30, 2023. Details and a form for submitting payment can be found on the Membership page of this website.
The September 9 virtual session will feature Glen Shannon. The Recorder Society of Connecticut has recently announced that they have commissioned Glen to compose a work in memory of their beloved co-founder, Elise Jaeger. It is to be a four-part piece at an intermediate/high intermediate level of ability, so that it will be accessible to most players. Ruth Burbidge, one of our coaches, owns Peacock Press in England, and she will be publishing it. This ensures that it will have broad distribution on both sides of the water. We will certainly miss Elise whose cheery greetings to everyone as she signed on to virtual sessions always set a wonderful, friendly tone. HMRS members extend their heartfelt sympathies upon the passing of Elise.
Susan Iodone, Music Director of the Recorder Society of Connecticut (RSC) has completed arrangements for the coaching faculty for the upcoming season of our monthly series co-sponsored by HMRS and RSC.
September 9- Glen Shannon (California)
October 14- Rainer Beckmann (Philadelphia)
November 4- Anne Timberlake (Missouri)
December 2- Moira Usher (UK)
January 6- Helen Hooker (UK)
February 3- Tom Beets (Belgium)
March 2- Ruth Burbidge (UK)
April 6- Sue Handscombe (UK)
May 4- Jennifer Carpenter (Colorado)
June 1- Michael Graham (UK)
HMRS has wrapped up its 2022-2022 series of virtual Mini-workshops, co-sponsored with the Recorder Society of Connecticut, but we are still offering special monthly in-person playing sessions during the summer. We have secured dates on Sunday, July 16 and Sunday, August 13 at our usual meeting location in the Fellowship Center of Lynnwood Reformed Church in Guilderland. HMRS members will receive an email approximately 2 weeks prior to each date with details for the sessions. We hope you can join us!
Scheduling for the 2023-2024 season is underway and Susan Iadone is currently lining up another faculty of outstanding leaders for the season’s 10-session series of virtual Mini-workshops. We thank our friends at RSC for their continued co-sponsorship of the series. Of course, our own in-person playing sessions will continue monthly throughout the season as well.