the date! May 6-7, 2017
Workshop with Rachel Begley and Gwyn Roberts. $195 Early birds $175 (if
before March 31, 2017)
We are an enthusiastic community of recorder players of
all ages and levels, ranging from near beginners to advanced. Our
mentor program helps less experienced players to feel more comfortable.
Our chapter activities include monthly playing meetings,
a full day workshop in the Fall, and a weekend workshop for advanced
players in the Spring. Chapter members not only play at our meetings
and workshops; many are involved in other ensembles, including baroque
ensemble, renaissance consort, smaller recorder ensembles, traditional
music groups, and more.
Our playing meetings are usually held on the 2nd
Saturday of the month, September through May. These sessions are
directed by some of the finest recorder and early music professionals
in the region. We gather around 9:30am and playing begins at 10am. We
break for coffee, conversation and treats (often home-baked) around
11:15, and the playing finally wraps up at 12:30pm.
RSLI has a large library of music, music-related books,
and instruments. Members can check out items at our monthly meetings.
Our Music Director is Rachel Begley, a highly regarded
recorder player and teacher. In addition to an active performing and
teaching career, Rachel has served as our Music Director for more than
20 years, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in recorder and early
music from SUNY Stony Brook.