DATE: Sunday, April 21, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd.,
CONDUCTOR: Carla Sciaky
Our leader for our April meeting is Carla
Sciaky. She has been a favorite leader in past meetings,
and she is a familiar and versatile presence in the Denver
musical community. She may be known to you for her work
as a recording artist, her teaching of impressive student
ensembles at the Waldorf School and her regular appearance
as a violinist with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.
Her exploration of Music from the Iberian Peninsula will
take us into an exciting realm that is solidly linked to
the European mainstream, but that often has a distinctive
and slightly exotic personality. Here’s her description
of the program:
“We will explore the engaging rhythms and harmonies
of the Iberian Peninsula! Starting with 13th century Spanish
Cantigas, then journeying through the cancioneros of Spain
and Portugal from the 15th and 16th centuries, we will end
up sampling a little bit of more modern music adapted for
recorders. In addition to recorders, voices, percussion,
and strings (psaltery, rebec, viola da gamba, lute, and
anything related) will be welcome!"
Our Leader for the Meeting
Carla Sciaky received her first recorder for
her eleventh birthday, a hand-me-down from a distant cousin.
Magically, her father had an identical one, and together
they navigated the Trapp family instruction book for beginners.
She discovered the joy of duets and the rapture of mastering
the tunes that present the biggest challenges. In college
she studied under Dr. Gordon Sandford at the University
of Colorado in Boulder, performing for three years in the
Collegium Musicum under his directorship. During that time
she added rebec, viola da gamba, and a few recorder-related
reed instruments to her menagerie. After completing her
BA, she moved to Denver and performed through the next decade
with the Dufay Consort, the Platte River Consort, and Diverse
Passions. During that time she was coached on tenor viol
by Sarah Cunningham at the Castle Hill Early Music Workshop,
and by Laura Jeppesen and Judith Davidoff in their private
studios. Following an extended detour into an all-encompassing
career in the folk music domain, she has in recent years
returned to the world of early music. Presently, Carla teaches
chamber music and early music classes at the Denver Waldorf
High School; studies modern violin with Margaret Gutierrez
and baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald and Tekla Cunningham;
performs with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, the Baroque
Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and baroque quartet Semplice;
and maintains a small private studio. She makes her home
in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver with her husband
and their two daughters and loving labradoodle Bella.
Members in Good Standing
Karen Anderson (Sep), Rebecca Beshore (Oct),
Bobbie Blanc (Jan), Paul Brunson (Oct), Marlys Butler (Oct),
Jon Casbon (Oct), Sally Collins (Feb), Bill Conklin (Sep),
Virginia Cortes (Nov), Lynda Coy (Oct), Keith Emerson (Oct),
Michael Emptage (Oct), Barbara Fahey (Feb), Nancy Fey (Dec),
Judy Fritz (Oct), Joice Gibson (Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep),
Pam Grotegut (Oct), Janet Handmaker (Oct), Pat Heid (Oct),
Dot & Dan Kaufman (Feb), John M. LeVett (Sep), Bob McCarroll
(Dec), Lisa, McInnis (Dec), Pat Midyet (Feb), Dick Munz
(Sep), Lori Murphy (Nov), Jennifer Myers (Oct), Bruce Nelson
(Sep), Gail Nickless (Nov), Maryann O’Brien (April),
Susan Osborn (Oct), Margaret A. Peterson (Oct), Ed Pinfield
(Nov), Sally A. Pyle (Oct), Karl Reque (April), Justine
Romero (Nov), Miriam Rosenblum (Feb), Virginia T. Schlieker
(Oct), Mary Scott (Sep), Pat Selby (Sep), Mary Sloan (Nov),
Gerrie Vendegna (Oct), Diane M. Wagner (Oct), Trudy Wayne
(Oct), Joe Wilcox (Sep), Marianne Zwahlen (Sep).
If your name does not appear on this list following the
month you mail your check, please contact RoseMary Glista.
Dues for the Denver Chapter are due annually based on when
dues were last paid. We have included the month your membership
dues are due above. Dues are for the 12 month period starting
with the month dues are paid. You may join the Denver Chapter
and National ARS at the same time with one check. Please
complete the Dues Form under “Join” on the website.
March Newbie Report
In March, five brave newbies, hosted by Joe
Wilcox, played duets by Orlando di Lasso, Heinrich Isaac’s
wistful “Innsbruck, ich mul dich lassen,” and
some rousing song and dance pieces by Melchior Franck. The
music included some challenging Renaissance rhythms and
the group met the challenge with grit and good humor. In
honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Newbies also produced
a spirited rendition of “The Rakes of Mallow.”
The Newbie Group gives players new to the recorder or new
to the Denver Chapter an opportunity to play small ensemble
music in a safe setting. Session is free of charge and open
to the public. Drop-ins welcome. Newbies generally know
some fingerings and have at least minimal skill at reading
music. All voices of recorder are welcome. A chapter member
volunteer directs the playing session. Attendees will have
the option of observing or participating in the monthly
meeting, which follows at 2:00 – 4:30 at the same
location. For more information, contact Janet Handmaker
at email@example.com or call 303-221-6066.
The Newbie Group host for April 2013 will
be Elaine Granata. Elaine has been playing the recorder
for over 30 years, built a krumhorn several years ago and
learned to play it, and is now learning to play viola d’gamba.
She did her stint as president of the Denver Chapter and
has been coordinating the Recorder Faire the past several
years. To honor Play The Recorder Month, March 2013, she
organized a flash mob at Cherry Creek Mall. Elaine will
be leading the Newbies in: Colonial tunes for Recorders,
A G Finger suite, Greenbranch by Jeanne Brush from the Springs
and Thomas Weelkes’ Airs.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, 2nd Floor
3021 S. University Blvd, Denver
Enter South door.
Do you know of anyone who might enjoy playing with the Newbies?
Please spread the word. There is no charge for the session.
For more information, contact Janet Handmaker at 303-221-6066.
Marylebone Players plays every Saturday at
10 a.m.and two Mondays a month at 9 a.m. In the Saturday
group we play four, five and six part music as well as double
choirs. We also play the multi-instrument sonatas of the
Baroque as well as
Baroque concertos. In the Monday group we concentrate on
trio sonatas. Please call of you are interested in playing
with us. Bill Conklin
StopTime is busy working on its Spring concert, scheduled
for May 9. We will be at Lincoln's Road House rather than
the Mercury Cafe this time. Lincoln's is known for its Cajun
food, but they also serve the more standard fare and at
reasonable prices. If you want to eat, plan to arrive around
8:30 because the kitchen shuts down at 9:00, and 9:00 is
when we start to play. We're on then until 11:30 and we
hope you can stay with us for awhile. Lincoln's is located
at S. Pearl St. and Buchtel, not too far from the old Gates
plant. StopTime members are Philip Belefski, Erin Bell,
Steve Caminer, Gary Gregor, Janet Handmaker, and Dick Munz.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.facebook.com/stoptimejazz.
Four Winds Ensemble (Colorado Springs). In March we celebrated
Recorder Day on the 16th by performing at the Pikes Peak
Fine Arts Center. Besides playing the lovely arrangement
of Porque Llorax designated for Recorder Day by the ARS,
we played a number of Irish tunes to celebrate St Patrick's
Day. We followed this up on the 17th by playing at the Sunday
brunch at the Margarita Restaurant. On March 19th we performed
our school outreach program for the 4th & 5th grades
at Talbott Elementary School in Widefield. (members: Jon
Casbon, Rock Goldberg, Paula Olmstead, Mike Richard)
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