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October 2010 Newsletter

The Pipe and the Drum

DATE: Sunday, October 17, 2010
TIME: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: *** Grenoble Studio, 3085 S. Pennsylvania St., Englewood, NOT the Church. ***
CONDUCTOR: Peggy McCreary

Under the advice of Curt Sachs, Carl Orff added the recorder as a melody instrument to his percussion ensemble. At this workshop, let your inner-drummer out to explore some fantastic recorder and hand drum music written by Orff's colleague, Guinild Keetman. Members of the Boulder Chapter were pleasantly surprised by how much fun they had drumming along with the recorders.

Our Leader for This Meeting

Peggy McCreary is an Orff Specialist at the Grenoble Studio of Musical Arts where she teaches children from preschool through high school. She received her B.M. from the University of New Mexico and her Orff Teacher Training Certificate from the University of Denver. She holds a summer Certificate from the Orff Institute, as well. She has taught recorder and percussion in Teacher Training courses at the Universities of Denver, Northern Colorado, Hawaii, and New Mexico, workshops for the American Orff Schulwerk Association chapters nationwide, and presented at more than a dozen AOSA National Conferences. Peggy keeps up her own musical skills by conducting and playing oboe and percussion in the Colorado Wind Ensemble.

Presidentís Message

Have you made peace with the new Colorado Recorder Events Calendar yet? I hope so. This calendar will have the most up-to-date information available about all events where you can either play the recorder or hear the recorder played. If you have not tried to use this calendar yet, please refer to last month's Newsletter for an explanation of how to connect with it. If you are having trouble getting connected, please email me (dickmunz@gmail.com) or call me (303-286-7909). I really want you to be connected with this important aspect of the recorder community.

Dues are due. In this issue of the Newsletter, we start the Members in Good Standing list with fourteen early birds. How about we get your name on the list next month. --Dick Munz

Members in Good Standing

Paul Brunson, Jon Casbon, Bill Conklin, Lynda Coy, Patrick Heid, Bob McCarroll, Dick Munz, Bruce Nelson, Margaret Peterson, Justine Romero, Mary Scott, Pat Selby, Mary Sloan, Gerrie Vendegna. If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact Dick Munz.
Denver Chapter dues run from September through May, so it is TIME TO RENEW!
Please print the renewal form that is on our website: www.DenverRecorderSociety.org

Newbies: Are you Fipple Jiver Wannabees?

Newbies: Perhaps youíve been wondering what goes on at all those fipple jive sessions that youíve been reading about. Now you can find out. Dick Munz will lead a session of Fipple Jive specifically designed for you, the Newbie. Come, learn about this unique approach to playing the recorder and have a lot of fun in the process.
What: Fipple Jive, hosted by Dick Munz
When: Sunday, October 17th at 12:45 to 1:45
Where: Grenoble Studio of Musical Arts
3085 S. Pennsylvania
Englewood 80013

Monteverdi 400th Anniversary

About 400 years ago last Thursday, Claudio Monteverdi produced one of his greatest works. Colorado joins the international celebration of this event through two performances of the Vespers of 1610 and a concert of virtuosic music performed by the Monteverdi Soloists, a group of internationally-known vocal and instrumentalists (a quartet of singers plus sackbutt, cornetto, theorbo, baroque violin and continuo). The Vespers choir, under the direction of Evanne Browne, is comprised of members of First United Methodist Church and selected community choral singers representing 15 area choirs. These are Colorado's only planned performances of this glorious music in this anniversary year. One of the world's foremost authorities and authors on 16th and 17th century Italian music, Dr. Jeffrey Kurtzman, will lead pre-concert discussions to the Vespers, 45 minutes before the Saturday and Sunday concerts.

Virtuosic Music of the Early Baroque -- Monteverdi Soloists
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
St. Johnís Episcopal Cathedral
1350 Washington Street, Denver

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert Discussion @ 6:45 pm
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce Street, Boulder

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Sunday October 24 at 4:00 pm
Pre-concert Discussion @ 3:15 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden, Cherry Hills Village (East Denver)

More details are available on our website www.DenverRecorderSociety.org

Group Corner

News of the activities and postings from area musical groups having recorder players. Check the chapter website for a listing of all groups that we know of, including contact information.
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Pat-a-Panz Ensemble has played at several nursing homes last summer. The program included some early music, folk music, patriotic songs, rags, American Song Book standards, and some cowboy songs with a sing-a-long. The sing-a-long was a big hit and the group plans to include more of that in the future. --Ruth Ann Chiaraluce
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The Marylebone Garden Players continues with its Saturday Morning and Monday Morning meetings. We are a mixed consort with recorders and strings. We also have a new Roland C-30 Harpsichord.

In August we held a workshop and worked on the multi instrument sonatas of Pepuch and others. This week we are working on the new Brade Edition by LPM that was advertised in this month's Recorder Magazine.

If you are interested in playing a large selection of the music written between 1500 and 1800, you might give us a try. Give me a call if you are interested. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837.
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StopTime made just one presentation in September, that as buskers on the Denver 16th Street mall. Several of us had harbored secret desires to be buskers, but in the end only four could make it. That was a learning experience. We mishandled the meeting place, Dick forgot our amplifier, and we ended up playing within reaching distance of the busses going both ways. Total attendance was four. Total take for the performance was $1. Total cost for parking was $8. But we could laugh about the experience and won't be intimidated to try it again.
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Fipple Jive was honored last month by a visit from a new Denver Chapter member, Jon Casbon, from Colorado Springs. Those of you who remember Jon from his previous tour in Colorado also remember that he is an excellent recorder player and skilled at improvisation. We hope he can visit us often, but the Air Force still expects his participation there on a regular basis.
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Recorder trio from Longmont/Boulder with James Grush, John Geohegan and Trudy Wayne is joining up with the duo Cathy and Mike Emptage from Loveland to perform at the EMC festival on Oct 30th held at the Boulder public library. They have named themselves "Two plus Three" for this event, performing as 2 separate groups, then as a quintet. Their performance is scheduled around 10:15 in the morning. The Festival is an all-day event ending with a concert in the evening by professional guest artists on baroque guitar and violin. Visit www.EarlyMusicColorado.org. --Trudy Wayne
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Newbies: Six Newbies attended the September meeting. The six, plus Lisa McInnis hostess, got to know each other very well as they huddled around a single music stand to play medieval music from the 13th century. Lisa also demonstrated her contrabass recorder and allowed the Newbies to take turns playing it. Thank you Lisa, for making Septemberís meeting so enjoyable. Dick Munz will host the October Newbie meeting, which will be a total change of pace, Fipple Jive. Newbies, you canít miss this oneóitís just too much fun. See newsletter announcement for details.
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Rocky IX Workshop Announced for May, 2011

The next "Rocky" workshop in Estes Park will feature Glen Shannon, Mark Davenport and Anne Peterson. We have reserved rooms in the new Long's Peak Lodge for the weekend of May 20 - 22, 2011. Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for details!

Get a Gamba!

Interested in learning more about the Viola da Gamba? A limited number of student quality viols are available for rental at a reasonable monthly rate. Please call Bill Conklin at 303-455-0837 for more information.

Where's the Calendar?

You can now access several music event calendars on the chapter website www.DenverRecorderSociety.org
The Colorado Recorder Events Calendar is for recorder music, the Early Music Colorado link has a variety of choral, wind and string performances, and there are links for other special interests -- check it out!



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