Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 58th Year!
March 2013
In This Issue
Spring Workshop Apr. 6th
Concerts + News
Quick Links
Our next ensemble session is
Sunday, March 17th, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible.  Our coaches do appreciate it!

Refreshments will be provided by the Baroque groups.

New players always welcome! All early music instruments (recorders, flutes, strings, winds) and all playing levels! 
BRS Spring Full-day Workshop  
Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 AM - 4:30PM

Enrollment is limited!  Open to recorder players at the intermediate and advanced level. Register as soon as possible using the forms and payment options on the  BRS Website.
(note: You may need to refresh your browser to see the workshop information)
Tuition for full day: $80 for BRS members; $90 for non-members.  See website for half-day options and discounts for seniors, full-time students, ARS and R/EMM members.
A selection of recorders and sheet music from the von Huene Workshop/Early Music Shop of New England will be available for purchase during the lunch break and after the workshop.  
Participants will rotate to sessions with each of our four outstanding coaches!   
  • Rachel Begley - Originally from England, Rachel holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in recorder and early music from SUNY Stony Brook, and has been hailed for her virtuosity on both recorders and historical bassoons.  In addition to performing with ensembles across North America, she teaches at festivals and workshops in both the US and Europe, and has been Music Director for the Recorder Society of Long Island since 1994.   
  • Eric Haas has taught at New England Conservatory, Tufts University and Wheaton College, as well as numerous early music workshops, including Amherst Early Music, the Long Island Recorder Festival and the Mideast Workshop. He performs on recorders and early flutes with lutenist Olav Chris Henriksen as the duo Pentimento, and has played with Emmanuel Music and the Renaissance flute consort Travessada. Mr. Haas is also known for his numerous transcriptions and editions for recorder. He served for many years as Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society and manages the retail division of the von Huene Workshop, Inc.   
  • Nina Stern - A native New Yorker, Ms. Stern studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, where she received a Soloist's Degree. Ms. Stern performs widely on recorders, chalumeaux, and historical clarinets.  Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard's Historical Performance program in 2012 and has served on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, where she directed the Historical Performance Program from 1989 to 1996.  She is the Artistic Director of "S'Cool Sounds" an award-winning music education project in inner city public school classrooms in the U.S. and abroad.  More information at    
  • Larry Zukof holds a MM degree in Performance of Early Music, New England Conservatory. He has performed with the Boston Camerata, Pro Arte Chamber Singers, Boston Classical Orchestra, and others(CT) on recorders and as vocalist (Countertenor). He has served on faculty at: Amherst and Pinewoods Early Music Weeks, American Recorder Society Workshops (MA, CT, NY). He is currently the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Music School (New Haven, CT) and prior to 1996, headed the Brookline Music School (MA).  

Concerts + News If you have news or announcements of interest to the BRS community, please send your information to the newsletter editor


Looking for a recorder teacher or ensemble coach?  See our list
of Boston-area early music specialists.  

Recorders/Early Music MetroWest
Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord.
Click here for more information.

Friday March 15, 8PM

Les Bostonades concert: Le Printemps

Music of Vivaldi, Marais, Handel, Boismortier and Bach.  

Recorders: Heloise Degrugillier and Justin Godoy. Guests: Teresa Wakim - soprano, Emily Walhout - viola da gamba

All proceeds will be donated to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Breast Cancer Research. First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street, Boston.


Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm

Renaissonics (John Tyson, dir/recorder, pipe & tabor) & Friends, Renaissance Dance for Everyone! First Church (Congregational), 11 Garden St, Cambridge. 617/661-3353 $10

Friday, March 15, 8 PM

Seven Times Salt (Karen Burciaga, Renaissance violin, treble viol; Daniel Meyers; recorders, flutes, bagpipes; Joshua Schreiber Shalem, viola da gamba; Matthew Wright, lute, cittern, guitar) with Anna Griffis, violin & viola: Sufficient Grounds, Wellsprings of the Renaissance - works of Purcell, Matteis, Uccellini, Rossi, Zanetti; choice selections from The Division Violin, Playford's The English Dancing Master.

Temple Shir Tikvah, 34 Vine St, Winchester.

781/640-8794 $18 suggested donation 


Sunday March 24th at 9:00 and 10:30 Palm Sunday Services with Recorder

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 and a Telemann Sonata

Sarah Cantor, recorder

AMMt Calvery Lutheran Church472 Massachusetts Ave in Acton, MA

Phone: 978/263-5156    email:


Ensemble openings in Brookline with Sarah Cantor

Music for fun : Monday, March 18th at 8:30 PM

Put the kids to bed and come play. Once a month music making sessions on Monday's at 8:30. R.S.V.P to with the sizes of recorders that you play.

Mixed Recorder Ensemble:   Thursday's 11:30-1:00

Open to recorders, flutes, lutes, voices and viols. Emphasis on music making as we explore exquisite Renaissance polyphony and haunting Medieval songs.  


Wednesdays at 6:00pm April 10 - June 5

Beginning Recorder  John Tyson - instructor 

for information/registration please contact:

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

42 Brattle Street Cambridge, Massachusetts (617)-547-6789;

Everyone welcome. No previous experience necessary.

Recorders will be available for purchase or students may bring their own instrument.


For more concert listings, see the New England Early Music Calendar, maintained by Sheila Bearsdlee.  
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