Spaces open for recorder workshop in Bangor

Posted Aug. 06, 2012, at 12:44 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — AcouSticks Recorder Consort and People’s United Bank are sponsoring this year’s annual Recorder Workshop and Early Music Concert, the second “LobSticks”, Aug. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor.

The workshop features Deborah Booth, recorder virtuoso of Ensemble BREVE of New York City, as the instructor. Booth is a highly experienced recorder and flute teacher who directed the Recorder Orchestra of New York from 2004-2008, directs the Princeton Recorder Academy, teaches regularly in New York City and Connecticut, and is a workshop director for the American Recorder Society.

Spaces in the workshop are still available. There are two sessions, one in the morning for players at the beginner-intermediate level, and one in the afternoon for intermediate-advanced level. Tuition is $40 per session.

The concert, The Art of Musical Conversation, will showcase Booth’s flute and recorder abilities, reviewed by the NY Times as “technically precise and musically expressive,” as she performs pieces by Castello, Hotteterre, Mancini and Telemann, all composers from the 17th and 18th century.

She has played with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Trinity Bach Vespers (NYC), Gotham City Baroque Orchestra, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, and Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble. She has recorded with the American Boy Choir, and made the soundtrack for “Blue’s Clues.” She most recently recorded a CD of 17th and 18th century music Conversations.

Booth will be accompanied on harpsichord by Stephen Rapp, assistant organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and director of music at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Stamford, Conn., an active performer with Ensemble BREVE, Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestra, Yale Camerata, and he has toured Europe, Japan and India, and most recently, Bolivia. His recordings include New Bach, A German Baroque Christmas, and Conversations with Ensemble BREVE.

The concert is also at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $12 at the door.

For information, contact Anne at 827-5991, anneh5012@gmail.com, or visit acousticks.net.

 

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