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.
Join us as we learn to put more life in our music, using gesture, articulation and phrasing to interpret Spanish rhythms and playful Irish dances. We will also learn to apply robust Italian “affetti” or “musical passions and feelings,” to a wide-ranging repertory, from the European Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary Brazil. In our “Musical Mosaic Through Time”, selections will encompass works of Tomas Luis de Victoria, John Wilbye, G.F. Handel, traditional Celtic, and Brazil’s Ari Barroso.
Details on the Workshop Flyer 2019
We also have for printing and sharing a Workshop Poster 2019.
We hope you can come out and join us!
Our February 2019 newsletter is now out:
Lisette returns on January 20 for Fancy That: Fantasias, Canzonas, and Fugues.Our January 20th meeting will incorporate listening and imitative exercises and the following musical selections from Italy, England, and Germany:
- Canzona seconda by Giovanni Gabrieli (IMSLP)
- Dorick Fantasy #2, John Bull (published by Corda)
- Fugue (from Well-Tempered Clavier I, BWV 846) by J.S. Bach (IMSLP)
Check the download page for parts on the Gabrieli and Bach. If you are practicing ahead, in the Bach Fugue, the ‘tenor’ part is better played on alto, leaving out the low E in measure 5.
Our monthly newsletter can be found here January 2019.
Our next meeting is the annual Yuletide Concert. Everyone is welcome to perform, or just listen, and all types of music are also welcome, seasonal or otherwise. This year’s event is on Sunday December 16 at 2 PM. To be included in the program, send the name of your group, the names of the participants, the names of the pieces you plan to play, and the composers, to Larry Johnson at email@example.com.
As a special treat, our own local Chicago Recorder Quartet will be performing a concerto this year. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear a really wonderful professional ensemble!
Afterwards, please stay to join us for our Holiday buffet. All are welcome to bring a favorite snack or sweet to share. Not required, but feel free to bring something if you’d like. We hope to see you on December 16th at 2 PM, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 W. Dickens.
Our latest newsletter is now available. December 2018
Our November newsletter is now available: November 2018
On October 21 we welcome Mirja Lorenz as our director, a member of Black Tulip and of the Chicago Recorder Quartet. Mirja will direct us in a program of music by Northern German organ players and composers of the early Baroque. This music will include pieces by a variety of musicians, including Samuel Scheidt and his teacher Jan Sweelink, as well as Johan Schein and Dietrich Buxtehude.
Details and more on the Chicago recorder scene in our newsleter: October 2018