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Welcome to the 2021-2022 Season!

We’ve all waited a whole year to meet and play together again, and we certainly plan to this season. Who would have guessed that we’d still be in recurring semi-pandemic mode over a year after we first heard the term … Continue reading

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We hope you’re having a wonderful summer, while keeping up with the recorder!

Here are some available recorder activities for more summer fun! If you or a friend would like to learn how to play the recorder, you can sign up for free beginning recorder lessons here, on the ARS National website. Yes, … Continue reading

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Thanks for a wonderful May concert meeting! See everyone in September!

The online Spring Concert on May 16th was a complete success, with several members performing. (See the music program here.) Afterwards there was an enjoyable group playing session with all members participating. “Though we have to say good-bye for the … Continue reading

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All Are Welcome to Our Online Spring Concert on May 16th!

Please join us, and perform if you like, at our Spring Concert on May 16th. We have the opportunity to be creative for this virtual concert, perhaps playing a solo, perhaps playing a pre-recorded piece, or some other creative idea!There … Continue reading

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Please join the Chicago Chapter and Lisette Kielson on April 18th!

In part, continuing Patrick O’Malley’s focus last month on music for the musette, Lisette will lead our April Meeting in duos by Boismortier and Chèdeville, two French composers who also wrote for the instrument. To that, we add duets by … Continue reading

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Join the Chicago Chapter and Patrick O’Malley in March, for the first Flowers of Spring!

On Sunday, March 21, join the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society as we anticipate the musical “flowers” of Spring! Patrick O’Malley will lead the group in playing selections from Volume 1 of Philibert Delavigne’s Les Fleurs, Pièces pour … Continue reading

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Beat the “Bleak Midwinter” blues and join us on February 21st!

We will continue our technique work with Lisette Kielson at our February meeting. We will also revisit the technically challenging and musically rewarding selections from last month: duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann for two altos. Feel free to join … Continue reading

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You are welcome to join the Chicago Chapter on January 17th!

In our first chapter meeting of 2021, we’re going to get to work! But it won’t feel like a chore as Lisette leads us in wonderful duos for two altos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann. We will focus on our … Continue reading

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Come to Our Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 20th!

Please join us for our Holiday Concert on December 20th at 2 PM!Everyone is invited to perform, or just listen. This year, performers will need to be creative, perhaps playing a solo, perhaps playing a duet with everyone else joining … Continue reading

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Join the Chicago Chapter on Sunday, Nov. 15th!

Lisette Kielson will continue our story-telling theme with extended techniques, free improvisation, and descriptive duos. The session will include a review of September’s techniques and Glen Shannon’s Papillons as well as new techniques and musical selections by Lance Eccles, Jacques-Martin … Continue reading

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