Welcome! We hope you’ll join us soon in convivial music-making.
The East Bay Recorder Society (EBRS) is an association of recorder enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join, to play music together and to learn more about the recorder with a different professional conductor each month (September-May or June). Please go to our "Join Us!" page for our membership form.
Attend our Special Events:
Our annual Headlands weekend workshop (Friday night - Sunday morning) will be held May 9-11, 2014. Please go to our Headlands2014 page for more information, to obtain the registration form, and/or to pay.
Download our Gig Book:
The East Bay Recorder Society makes this work available to the recorder community in commemoration of Eileen Hadidian. It may be used freely for any non-commercial purpose. This compilation of accessible music for amateur ensembles includes duets, trios, quartets and a quintet drawn from a wide variety of public domain sources, selected, edited and arranged by Eileen Hadidian. Frances Feldon, Richard Geisler and Fred Palmer also contributed arrangements to the book. The music comes from different cultural traditions and time periods, including Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, American folk and spirituals, Celtic tunes. The download can be achieved by clicking on the image or link to the right.
Play with us!
Our last monthly playing session until September will be May 2nd with Frances Feldon. Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA.
Frances Feldon, baroque flute & recorder, has performed with American Bach Soloists, California Bach Society, Sonoma Bach, Ensemble Mirabile, and in conjunction with Berkeley Early Music Festival. She is music director of baroque/contemporary chamber music ensemble Flauti Diversi, and a principal conductor of The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. She teaches recorder and baroque flute at her studio in Berkeley and for the city of Albany adult community programs, and has taught at Indiana University and UC Davis. She conducted her recorder orchestra arrangements of Gershwin and Ellington classics in Montreal and Holland, and writes about jazz and pop recorder players for the magazine American Recorder. She studied recorder and baroque flute at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she completed a doctorate in collegium directing. Her recording of Boismortier’s complete Opus 37 trio sonatas for baroque flute, viola da gamba and chamber organ with Flauti Diversi is forthcoming. During the Berkeley Early Music Festival, she will repeat her program “Wingin’ It,” on Tuesday June 3 at noon at Trinity Chapel in Berkeley; the sold out show was a triumphant success at the Jazzschool last November.
Susan Jaffe, President