January 2024



The orchestras next meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00pm.



Dear members of the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra,

Greta Haug-Hryciw will be directing the MPRO meetings on February 12 and 26 in my absence. At the meeting on February 12, Greta will be directing a reading of the opening of the Sibelius Violin Concerto which MPRO member Vinayak Vikram has arranged for solo soprano recorder and recorder orchestra. Vinayak will be playing the very challenging solo part. This will give Vinayak the opportunity to hear his arrangement in live performance and the members of the orchestra the chance to play a work by a well known composer whose music would not usually be available to recorder players. I encourage all MPRO members to attend this meeting and take part in this unique experience. I want to thank Greta for standing in for me while Im gone. I am sure that you will enjoy working with her again and gaining from her expertise.

Listed below is the music for the next four meetings of the orchestra. Please note that sopranino, great bass and contrabass recorders will be needed at all four meetings, bassoon at the meetings on February 12, March 4 and March 18 and krummhorns at the meeting on March 18. Please note as well that these meetings will start at 7:00 P.M. As a reminder for those who are located too far to attend in person, the meetings will also be streamed via Zoom. Ray White will be sending out invitations to all MPRO members with links to the hybrid Zoom meetings. Please contact him at <rayhwhite@yahoo.com> if you do not receive an invitation.


February 1

Schein: Suite No. 15

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Handel: Worthy is the Lamb


February 26

Josquin: Mille regretz

Anonymous: Planctus quem Virgo Maria feci

Grieg: The Last Spring

Dufay: Quel fronte signorille

Anonymous: Di Mezinke Oysgegebn


March 4

Mesomedes: Hymn to the Sun

Mozart: Ave Verum

Corelli: Sonata Op. 4

Schein: Suite No. 15


March 18

Dufay: Quel fronte signorille

Grieg: The Last Spring

Josquin: Mille regretz

Susato: Pavane Bittre Reue

Schein: Suite No. 15


I encourage everyone to let any of their friends who play early instruments know about the orchestra’s activities this season and invite them to attend our upcoming meetings.


Fred Palmer

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Here are two events that may of interest. The flyers for these events are below.

The first is a one day workshop, New Beginnings, put on by San Francisco Recorder Society. This workshop is lead by Derek Tam and Glen Shannon.

The second is a week long workshop, Next Level Recorder Technique, on advancing your recorder technique. It is held in a beautiful facility in Carmel Valley, and is a yearly event. So, if you cannot make it this year, it will be available next year.


Tune-in to the Recorder XVIII registration form.pdfMore information and regiNext-Level-2024-Flyer-and-registration-form.pdfstration from is at < https://tibiaduo.com/wp-content/2023/10/Next-Level-2024-Flyer-and-registration-form.pdf>.

Music Director: Fred Palmer


The Board:

President: Kathrin Hoffnagle

Treasurers: Chantal Moser and Mary Ashley

Membership: Chris Flake

Publicity: vacant

Graphics: Mary Ashley

Newsletter Editor: Tom Granvold

Virtual Meeting Host: Ray White

Workshop Coordinator: vacant

Hospitality: vacant

Music Sales: Laura Gonsalves

Webmaster: Dan Chernikoff


MPRO website: https://www.mpro-online.org

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