Glen Shannon(b. 1966) is a composer and recorder player living near San Francisco, California where he is a member of the East Bay (CA) Recorder Society and Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. His love of straightforward, approachable music for the recorder has garnered him several prizes in composition contests since 1997, including the Chicago Recorder Society and the Washington, DC Recorder Society. His quartet “Blockflute Adventure” was a medalist in the 2008 composition competition jointly sponsored by the ARS and the (then active) Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. Performances of some of his works can be found on YouTube. Glen is active in the American Recorder Society as editor of the quarterly Members' Library Editions, a series introducing new recorder music to the worldwide membership.
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Workshop Theme - “Fugues: Flourishing under Oppression”
Glen will show the creative possibilities of composition, while adhering to the strict rules of fugues, which are his favorite type of music. He will distribute a handout that breaks fugues down into their obligatory as well as optional components, and we’d play excerpts to illustrate those components, the underlying compositional techniques employed, etc., as well as lots of complete fugues by Glen Shannon, Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Vivaldi and Handel.
Hudson Mohawk Chapter
of the American Recorder Society
Location:Carondelet House Hospitality Center,
385 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110.
They have rooms available for $60 a night for those coming from a distance, email your reservation to email@example.com or check on the registration form.
Music and instruments will be for sale by The Recorder Shop of Hannacroix, NY. They are limited in how much they can bring so If you have any special requests email them before hand at http://www.therecordershop.com/
In addition to the Workshop, Glen Shannon has agreed to hold 1-hour master classes the day before, Friday March 29th. If you or your group are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many people are in your group, what time of day you prefer and what piece(s) of music you would play. The cost for 1 hour would be $75 to be shared by the group.
Deadline for registering for Master class is also March 15th.
Location Key : PH - Pruyn House, SH - Pruyn School House
LRC - Lynnwood Reformed Church
NYS - New York State Museum, Albany
CHC - Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham
|Thu||Sep 6||SH||Kathy Kuhrt|
|Sun||Sep 16||LRC||Joseph Loux|
|Thu||Oct 4||SH||Richie Henzler|
|Sun||Oct 21||LRC||Jack Ishman|
|Thu||Dec 6||PH||Informal Recital|
|Sat||Dec 8||PH||Open House 1 pm|
|Thu||Jan 3||PH||Melanie Axel-Lute|
|Sun||Feb 24||LRC||Jack Ishman|
|Sun||tbd||NYS||Museum for PTR Month|
|Sat||Mar 30||CHC||Glen Shannon Workshop|
|Thu||Apr 4||SH||Richie Henzler|
|Sun||Apr 14||LRC||Joseph Loux|
|Thu||Jun 6||SH||Informal Recital|
We meet on the First Thursday at the Pruyn House at 7:00 pm and on Third Sunday of the month at Lynnwood Reformed Church at 1:30 pm, September through June.
A warm-up/practice for less experienced players will be held an hour before the Thursday meetings at 6 pm.
Non-members or occasional players are welcome and may attend for Free at their first visit, thereafter there is a per session fee of $5.