Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Special Events


Upcoming MPRO Concerts

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 PM - Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

The Mid-Peninsula
Recorder Orchestra
Frederic Palmer, Director and
Greta Haug-Hryciw, Assistant Director,

present a Holiday Concert

The program will feature the canzona La Spiritata by Giovanni Gabrieli, a movement from Vivaldi’s Concerto RV 531 with Gregor Dairaghi and Hilary Port soloists and the suite La Joie by Georg Philipp Telemann.

Saturday, May 6,2017 at 2:00 PM - Trinity Presbyterial Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos

The Mid-Peninsula
Recorder Orchestra
Frederic Palmer, Director and
Greta Haug-Hryciw, Assistant Director,

present a Spring Concert

The program will feature Vivaldi’s Concerto RV 531 with Gregor Dairaghi and Hilary Port soloists. Other selections TBA.


Upcoming MPRO Workshops

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:30AM to 4:30 PM - Trinity Church, Menlo Park
MPRO Fall Workshop
International Potpourri: German madrigal,
a Spanish salad & a Norwegian fjord

directed by Thomas Axworthy

Thomas Axworthy has served as director of the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra and the Southern California Early Music Consort. He is co-founder of the early music ensemble, Canto Antiguo, and co-director of the Canto Antiguo Workshop in Early Music and Dance. He has taught at Rio Hondo College and directed the Collegium for the Claremont Graduate School. He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and can be heard on numerous movie and television soundtracks. He has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch, Dargason, Titanic and Word Records. .

Flier and Application

Trinity Church, Angus Hall
330 Ravenswood Avenue,
Menlo Park

Workshop Parking:

Plan to arrive early to allow time for parking and getting from your car to Angus Hall. The hall is at the rear of the church property and faces a lawn with an octagonal gazebo. You can use the "Earth" aerial view option in the Google map to see the church buildings and parking lot, and the streets mentioned below.

Trinity Church wants us to enter its parking lot from Ravenswood Avenue and exit onto Pine Street. If you are coming from El Camino Real, it can be difficult to make a left turn into the church driveway when there is heavy traffic. It is easier to turn left at the Laurel Street signal, go around the block to Pine Street, and turn right into the driveway almost immediately after turning right onto Ravenswood.

The number of parking spaces in the church lot is limited. There are a few disabled parking spaces available for those with the proper placard. Do not park in spaces with signs reading TENANT RESERVED PARKING ONLY or in front of the garage at the back of the lot.

By agreement between Trinity Church and SRI International, there is overflow parking for people using the church facilities at the SRI parking lot directly across Ravenswood. The entrance to the SRI parking lot is called Fourth Street and there is an arrow on the SRI International sign visible from eastbound Ravenswood Ave. showing the way to Visitors Building E and the SRI lots that can be used.

Street parking is also available near the church, and some spaces may be closer than the SRI lot. Parking is allowed only on the east side of Pine Street between Ravenswood and Cherry Street, but is allowed on both sides of Pine Street between Cherry Street north to Oak Grove. Parking is also allowed on the north side of Cherry Street, which connects Laurel with Pine just north of the church. There is also street parking on the west side of Laurel south of Ravenswood.


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