To celebrate their 50th Season, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra presented their annual Spring Concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
The program featured Renaissance pieces by Gabrieli, Dufay, and Praetorius, a twenteth century piece by Nancy Bloomer Deussen (with the composer attending the performance), and a Baroque Concerto by Corelli.
The small ensemble Amaranta also performed a twenty first century piece by Paul Leenhouts.
COMPLETE PROGRAM and PROGRAM NOTES
The MPRO was joined by The Preparatory Division of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Kris Yenney Director, for our annual Spring Concert.
The program featured two works for recorders and string orchestra, the Sonata pro Tabula by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and the Concerto a 8 by Johann David Heinichen. Other selections included music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Hugo de Lantins and Sholom Secunda.
Small ensembles that performed included the Linsenbergermeisters, the Unicorn Consort, and Rondeau.
The MPRO was invited to be the featured performers at the ARS Reception given at the Faculty Club, as part of the ARS's involvement in the Berkeley Early Music Festival.
The orchestra played works by Rossi, Britten, Arbeau, Marais, MacDowell, and a number of Shaker Melodies arranged for recorders by Fred Palmer.
Featuring works by Handel, Haydn, and Gastoldi.
The MPRO was joined by students from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, directed by Dana Jain and Vicky Rybka.
Harp soloist Janice Ortega performed the Conerto for Harp and Recorders, by Handel.
Also featured on this program was the world premiere of Mari Kermit-Canfield's 1999 composition for recorder ensemble entitled, "Aboriginal Wind".
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Fred Palmer, Director, appeared with the Young Person's String Orchestra, Merilee Walker, Director.
MPRO joined with the YPSO to perform pieces by Vejvanovsky and Massiano.
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, director, with the Palo Alto Madrigal Singers, Doris Williams, director, presented a concert of holiday music by Gussago, Praetorius, Frescobaldi, Bach, and Boismortier.
Also performing were
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, director