For our 61st season, 2019-2020, Lisette Kielson returns for her sixth year as our music director. She plans to devote her five chapter meetings to the comprehensive theme “Molto Espressivo!”
What makes for a musical performance? For expressive playing? Is there always something more to say, or a better way to say it? Whether presented with soaring melodies, clashing dissonances, or intricate rhythms, we will consider our technical (and musical!) approach and address tone, articulation, breathing, musical weight, and more in order to capture the essence of the composer’s expressive vision.
September 15 Lisette, introducing a new recorder orchestra piece by Glen Shannon, his “Friendship Canzona,” as well as music by Timothy Broege and Raymond Scott.
Here is our newsletter: September 2019
Here are some pictures of our members summertime activities. First some pictures from the spring concert.
Dennis Sherman and the Baron’s Noyes held a porch concert at Mark Dawson’s residence this summer in the city.
Many of our members attended the WSEMS summer picnic!
Greetings from the ARS President and Board!
Welcome to the Chicago chapter’s 2019-2020 season! After the deadly summer heat this year, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to some really ‘cool’ playing sessions. Lisette Kielson will again be our director for five sessions, with the other two featuring the ever-popular ‘TBA’. Also, don’t forget about our concerts in December and May. We encourage all who will to perform, in solo or in consort, so start searching for that perfect piece to share. Our concerts have proved to be very enjoyable, so please remember to invite your family and friends! As always, feel free to invite all of your recorder-playing friends to attend our monthly meetings. Especially in music, it’s really “the more the merrier”! For your edification, the meeting schedule for this season follows:
- Sept 15 – Lisette (including a new recorder orchestra piece from Glen
Shannon, among other selections)
- Oct 20 – TBA
- Nov 17 – Lisette
- Dec 15 – Christmas concert
- Jan 19 – Lisette
- Feb 16 – Lisette
- Mar 15 – TBA
- Apr 19 – Lisette
- – May 17 – Spring concert
Our spring concert will be on May 19, 2019. Details in the newsletter:
The April Workshop with Clea Galhano was a great success! Works from the Renaissance to Bossa Nova were explored. Here are some pictures from the event.
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Workshop Flyer 2019
For our March 17 meeting, Andrew Schultze leads us for “Felix Austria!” Inspired by his four-concert fall tour of Austria with the ensemble Affetti Musicali, the session will present a survey of Hapsburg Empire music for recorders from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, including works from the Austrian National Library, which celebrates its 651st anniversary in 2019. We will play through music from its archives written by Emperor Leopold I himself, as well as pieces by Antonio Draghi, Heinrich Isaac, Heinrich Finck, adding some well-known popular songs of Emperor Leopold’s time. Of special interest will be anonymous arrangements for recorders of music from the recently published Marianne Ronez/Ernst Kubitschek edition of the Gottweig Manuscript of music for the viola d’amore.
Our March newsletter is out: March 2019
The Chicago Chapter of the ARS participated in the 2019 edition of the University of Chicago Folk Festival. The following picture was submitted by Mark Dawson.
Chicago Chapter ARS at U of C Folk Festival 2019