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. But if you wish to attend for a first time as a non-member, it is free (wiith a $5 charge for addtional monthly meetings thereafter until you join).
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 next monthly playing session for 2015 will be conducted by Judy Linsenberg, March 6th beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at 10:00 pm with a break for announcements, chapter business, snacks and socializing at about 8:40 pm. Location will be Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA.
Judith Linsenberg is one of the leading exponents of the recorder in the United States. She has been hailed for her “virtuosity” (Washington Post), “expressivity” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), "fearless playing" (SF Classical Voice), and combination of “masterly control with risk-taking spontaneity” (Early Music). She has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe, including solo appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center; and has been featured with such leading American ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Operas, the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, the Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestras, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals, Musica Sacra of New York, Musica Angelica of Los Angeles, and others. She is the winner of national performance awards, and has premiered several pieces for the recorder, including a new work commissioned by her and the US premieres of works by Vivaldi and Telemann. She was awarded artist residencies at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, in Otis, OR for 2008 and 2012; and in September 2011, she was a featured performer/teacher at the prestigious Montreal Recorder Festival.
Susan Jaffe, President