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Music of the Iberian Peninsula

DATE: Sunday, April 21, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd., Denver
CONDUCTOR: Carla Sciaky

Our leader for our April meeting is Carla Sciaky. She has been a favorite leader in past meetings, and she is a familiar and versatile presence in the Denver musical community. She may be known to you for her work as a recording artist, her teaching of impressive student ensembles at the Waldorf School and her regular appearance as a violinist with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.

Her exploration of Music from the Iberian Peninsula will take us into an exciting realm that is solidly linked to the European mainstream, but that often has a distinctive and slightly exotic personality. Here’s her description of the program:

“We will explore the engaging rhythms and harmonies of the Iberian Peninsula! Starting with 13th century Spanish Cantigas, then journeying through the cancioneros of Spain and Portugal from the 15th and 16th centuries, we will end up sampling a little bit of more modern music adapted for recorders. In addition to recorders, voices, percussion, and strings (psaltery, rebec, viola da gamba, lute, and anything related) will be welcome!"

Our Leader for the Meeting

Carla Sciaky received her first recorder for her eleventh birthday, a hand-me-down from a distant cousin. Magically, her father had an identical one, and together they navigated the Trapp family instruction book for beginners. She discovered the joy of duets and the rapture of mastering the tunes that present the biggest challenges. In college she studied under Dr. Gordon Sandford at the University of Colorado in Boulder, performing for three years in the Collegium Musicum under his directorship. During that time she added rebec, viola da gamba, and a few recorder-related reed instruments to her menagerie. After completing her BA, she moved to Denver and performed through the next decade with the Dufay Consort, the Platte River Consort, and Diverse Passions. During that time she was coached on tenor viol by Sarah Cunningham at the Castle Hill Early Music Workshop, and by Laura Jeppesen and Judith Davidoff in their private studios. Following an extended detour into an all-encompassing career in the folk music domain, she has in recent years returned to the world of early music. Presently, Carla teaches chamber music and early music classes at the Denver Waldorf High School; studies modern violin with Margaret Gutierrez and baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald and Tekla Cunningham; performs with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and baroque quartet Semplice; and maintains a small private studio. She makes her home in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver with her husband and their two daughters and loving labradoodle Bella.

Members in Good Standing
(April 2013)

Karen Anderson (Sep), Rebecca Beshore (Oct), Bobbie Blanc (Jan), Paul Brunson (Oct), Marlys Butler (Oct), Jon Casbon (Oct), Sally Collins (Feb), Bill Conklin (Sep), Virginia Cortes (Nov), Lynda Coy (Oct), Keith Emerson (Oct), Michael Emptage (Oct), Barbara Fahey (Feb), Nancy Fey (Dec), Judy Fritz (Oct), Joice Gibson (Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep), Pam Grotegut (Oct), Janet Handmaker (Oct), Pat Heid (Oct), Dot & Dan Kaufman (Feb), John M. LeVett (Sep), Bob McCarroll (Dec), Lisa, McInnis (Dec), Pat Midyet (Feb), Dick Munz (Sep), Lori Murphy (Nov), Jennifer Myers (Oct), Bruce Nelson (Sep), Gail Nickless (Nov), Maryann O’Brien (April), Susan Osborn (Oct), Margaret A. Peterson (Oct), Ed Pinfield (Nov), Sally A. Pyle (Oct), Karl Reque (April), Justine Romero (Nov), Miriam Rosenblum (Feb), Virginia T. Schlieker (Oct), Mary Scott (Sep), Pat Selby (Sep), Mary Sloan (Nov), Gerrie Vendegna (Oct), Diane M. Wagner (Oct), Trudy Wayne (Oct), Joe Wilcox (Sep), Marianne Zwahlen (Sep).

If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact RoseMary Glista.

Dues for the Denver Chapter are due annually based on when dues were last paid. We have included the month your membership dues are due above. Dues are for the 12 month period starting with the month dues are paid. You may join the Denver Chapter and National ARS at the same time with one check. Please complete the Dues Form under “Join” on the website.

March Newbie Report

In March, five brave newbies, hosted by Joe Wilcox, played duets by Orlando di Lasso, Heinrich Isaac’s wistful “Innsbruck, ich mul dich lassen,” and some rousing song and dance pieces by Melchior Franck. The music included some challenging Renaissance rhythms and the group met the challenge with grit and good humor. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Newbies also produced a spirited rendition of “The Rakes of Mallow.”

The Newbie Group gives players new to the recorder or new to the Denver Chapter an opportunity to play small ensemble music in a safe setting. Session is free of charge and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome. Newbies generally know some fingerings and have at least minimal skill at reading music. All voices of recorder are welcome. A chapter member volunteer directs the playing session. Attendees will have the option of observing or participating in the monthly meeting, which follows at 2:00 – 4:30 at the same location. For more information, contact Janet Handmaker at recorderteacher@comcast.net or call 303-221-6066.

April Newbies

The Newbie Group host for April 2013 will be Elaine Granata. Elaine has been playing the recorder for over 30 years, built a krumhorn several years ago and learned to play it, and is now learning to play viola d’gamba. She did her stint as president of the Denver Chapter and has been coordinating the Recorder Faire the past several years. To honor Play The Recorder Month, March 2013, she organized a flash mob at Cherry Creek Mall. Elaine will be leading the Newbies in: Colonial tunes for Recorders, A G Finger suite, Greenbranch by Jeanne Brush from the Springs and Thomas Weelkes’ Airs.

Sunday, April 21, 2013
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, 2nd Floor

Unity Church
3021 S. University Blvd, Denver
Enter South door.

Do you know of anyone who might enjoy playing with the Newbies? Please spread the word. There is no charge for the session. For more information, contact Janet Handmaker at 303-221-6066. Drop-ins welcome.

Group Corner

Marylebone Players plays every Saturday at 10 a.m.and two Mondays a month at 9 a.m. In the Saturday group we play four, five and six part music as well as double choirs. We also play the multi-instrument sonatas of the Baroque as well as
Baroque concertos. In the Monday group we concentrate on trio sonatas. Please call of you are interested in playing with us. Bill Conklin

StopTime is busy working on its Spring concert, scheduled for May 9. We will be at Lincoln's Road House rather than the Mercury Cafe this time. Lincoln's is known for its Cajun food, but they also serve the more standard fare and at reasonable prices. If you want to eat, plan to arrive around 8:30 because the kitchen shuts down at 9:00, and 9:00 is when we start to play. We're on then until 11:30 and we hope you can stay with us for awhile. Lincoln's is located at S. Pearl St. and Buchtel, not too far from the old Gates plant. StopTime members are Philip Belefski, Erin Bell, Steve Caminer, Gary Gregor, Janet Handmaker, and Dick Munz. Contact us at stoptimeconsort@gmail.com or visit us at www.facebook.com/stoptimejazz.

Four Winds Ensemble (Colorado Springs). In March we celebrated Recorder Day on the 16th by performing at the Pikes Peak Fine Arts Center. Besides playing the lovely arrangement of Porque Llorax designated for Recorder Day by the ARS, we played a number of Irish tunes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. We followed this up on the 17th by playing at the Sunday brunch at the Margarita Restaurant. On March 19th we performed our school outreach program for the 4th & 5th grades at Talbott Elementary School in Widefield. (members: Jon Casbon, Rock Goldberg, Paula Olmstead, Mike Richard)


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