We open our 2016-2017 season on Sunday, September 18 at 2 PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Lisette Kielson returns for her fourth season as our music director. This year’s theme: pasticcio, which means, “a work or style produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various sources.”
Details in our current newsletter: September 2016
Guests are welcome! If you have not attended a meeting before, please consider attending and meeting fellow recorder enthusiasts!
A reminder for members. Please send in your membership dues or bring to a meeting. Also, consider making a donation. The membership form is in the newsletter.
We hope to see you all there!
Patrick O’Malley sent word that our old friend Paloma Larramendi died recently at home. She started taking recorder lessons from him 20 years ago, and was long a member of the Chicago chapter.
The family plans a memorial service at the Music Institute of Chicago on Friday, August 26 at 4 PM, in Nichols Concert Hall, with a light reception in the lobby to follow. You would be welcome to bring your instruments. The family would like to have some recorder music to honor Paloma’s passing.
Patrick will provide music to participants in advance, so let him know if you are coming and plan to play by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t need to RSVP if you don’t plan to play; he will provide an optional rehearsal at the Music Institute on Friday August 19 at 4 PM.
The Music Institute of Chicago is at 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Note that the MIC is an easy walk from both the Purple line L Stop at Davis Street and the Davis Street Metra station.
If you are interested in playing, please email Patrick. That will help him to choose music. Please forward to any recorder players who might have known Paloma outside of MIC.
Reason, Whimsy, and the Sublime
Lisette Kielson, Director
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – 600 N East Street, Room 231, Bloomington, Illinois
Celebrate 10 years of workshops with Lisette in Bloomington (Illinois!). Explore music in which composers find inspiration and convey meaning through formal structure, whimsical gestures, and beauty that surpasses all. (Warning: these categories are not necessarily mutually exclusive!)
Details are here: Lisette’s workshop flyer-Sept 10, 2016
Make plans to join the West Suburban Early Music Society for their annual Summer Picnic and Playing Session, Sunday August 14 at 2 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 5710 Lomond Avenue in Downers Grove (http://www.dgquakers.org/).
Bring a piece of music and a dish to pass, if you like. If you have a PDF version of your music, a member of WSEMS can post your music to the chapter web site (http://www.westsubems.org/) where participants can download and print it before the meeting. Or plan to bring enough copies to distribute.
The Meeting House lacks cooking facilities, but food can be warmed up if needed, if you bring your own crock pot or other device. WSEMS will provide plates, cups, utensils, and beverages.
Everyone is welcome.
Our spring concert was very successful with some excellent playing by our members and friends of the chapter. Below are some pictures of the event.
The Chicago Chapter performs.
The Barons Noyse
Ben Eisenstein Performs
Dennis Sherman, Chris Claytor and Mirja Lorenz
Mirja Lorenz, Laura Osterlund, Lisette Kielson and Patrick O’Malley
Concert Program Spring 2016
Our annual spring concert is May 15 at 2 PM. We plan to hold the concert in the sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church this year. Please help us promote the event by communicating with your friends, and with any musical groups of which you are a member.
If you would like to perform, please contact Mark Dawson at email@example.com, and provide:
- Name of the piece(s)
- Composer name, nationality, and dates
- Performers’ names and instruments
Don’t forget to bring treats to share!
May 2016 Newsletter
Chapter music director Lisette Kielson along with viola da gamba player Phillip Serna performed during Bach Week!