MAY, 2011

 

 

 

 


FINAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENTS       

 

 

Yes, the time has come for us—Liz and Grace—to cast aside these official robes and relinquish our honorary titles as Co-Presidents of the MPRO.  We are pleased to announce that Amy Booth will be taking up the mantle in the Fall.  Congratulations and thanks go to you, Amy!

 

 

The orchestra’s existence is dependent on the support and participation of its members, who not only blow their own horns, but also serve in the many aspects of maintaining the organization.  For the past five years we have had the privilege of sharing these activities with “The Board”.  Thanks go to all its members – past and present – and to our conductor, the indispensable cog in the wheel.  To acquaint yourselves with “The Board,” please refer to the small print on the last page of UpBeat.

 

 

At this, our last appearance on the bully pulpit, we encourage all present orchestra members to find a way to take part in the management and sustenance of the MPRO…the first priority being consistent in rehearsal attendance. 

 

 

And so we say, as Maria did, so musically,

 

 

 

“Adieu, adieu…to you and you and you…”

 

 

 

Grace and Liz (Co-Presidents).                                

 

 

 

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And many thanks to you, Liz and Grace, for all you’ve done for MPRO!


 

 

Conductor’s Corner

 

Dear members of the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra,

           

Listed below is information regarding the final two meetings, dress rehearsal and performance that will conclude MPRO’s 2010-2011 season.  Bass viola da gamba, great bass and contrabass recorders will be needed for the two meetings on May 11 and May 25, harp on May 11 and krummhorns and dulcien on May 25.  All of these instruments will be needed for the dress rehearsal on June 1 and concert on June 4.  Please note that Wednesday, June 1, is the dress rehearsal for MPRO’s spring concert, and this rehearsal will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street in Palo Alto at 7:30 P.M.  The spring concert will take place at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 P.M.  As in the past, small ensembles are encouraged to appear in the spring concert.  Those groups that intend to perform at the spring concert on June 4 are asked to send me the following information by May 20:  the title(s) of the music to be performed, the name(s) of the composer(s), the name of the ensemble (if any) and the names of the ensemble's members.

 

 

Wednesday, May 11

Hovhaness:  Let them praise the name of the Lord

Purcell:  Suite in G Major

Grenon:  Je suy defait

Johannes le Grant:  Entre vous nouviaux mariés

Shmulowitz:  A Brivele der Mam’n

 

 

Wednesday, May 25

Boyce:  Symphony No. 3

Palmer:  Sonata La Margherita

Hovhaness:  Let them praise the name of the Lord

Purcell:  Suite in G Major

 

 

Wednesday, June 1

Grace Lutheran Church

3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

7:30 P.M.

Boyce:  Symphony No. 3

Palmer:  Sonata La Margherita

Hovhaness:  Let them praise the name of the Lord

Purcell:  Suite in G Major

Grenon:  Je suy defait

Johannes le Grant:  Entre vous nouviaux mariés

Shmulowitz:  A Brivele der Mam’n

 

 

Saturday, June 4

MPRO Spring Concert

Grace Lutheran Church

2:00 P.M.

Boyce:  Symphony No. 3

Grenon:  Je suy defait

Johannes le Grant:  Entre vous nouviaux mariés

Shmulowitz:  A Brivele der Mam’n

Palmer:  Sonata La Margherita

Hovhaness:  Let them praise the name of the Lord

Purcell:  Suite in G Major

 

 

This season’s spring concert will present a wide variety of selections from the 15th through the 20th centuries featuring all of the orchestra’s resources, and I encourage you to invite your family and friends to attend this performance.  I would also like to thank the members of MPRO for all of their hard work and diligence in preparing the music for this concert and, once again, want to express my thanks to the orchestra's officers for their invaluable expertise in seeing to the necessary tasks that make MPRO's programs possible as well as for organizing a highly successful workshop this season.  I wish all MPRO members the very best this summer and look forward to seeing all of you again in September at our first meeting of the 2011-2012 season.

           

Sincerely,       

 

Fred Palmer

 

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Foothill Presbyterian Church Music Series

 

Monteverdi Brass Quintet

Friday May 27, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Richard Roper & Robert Wilkins (trumpets), Don Benham, Frank Bunger, Mike Cushing (trombones) share their passion for chamber music and glorious works from the Renaissance .  Program includes music by Palestrina, Schein, Isaac, and Victoria.

 

Peralta Consort

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 3:00 PM

The resident early music ensemble of Foothill Presbyterian Church, performs music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras: J.S. Bach, Benedetto Marcello, Quantz, Telleman, Uccellini, and more. http://theperaltaconsort.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

 

•         Suggested Donation for all concerts is $10 per person

•         Reception to follow each concert

•         Foothill Presbyterian Church is located at 5301 McKee Road in San Jose

•         Wheelchair accessible

•         For further information email FoothillPC@gmail.com

 


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LARGE selection of recorder music
Solo—ensemble—method

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Mountain View, CA 94041
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Flanders Recorder Quartet

 

Friday, May 6, 2011, 8:00 PM, at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 20 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $10.  For tickets and information:  www.sunsetconcerts.org.

 

 

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