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Being a Board member has taught me the value of the ARS and the need to be involved in meeting the needs of our members in an ever-changing world. Working with the ARS Board of Directors has been a meaningful and important commitment in my life; I am lucky to work with some of the most engaging and passionate recorder players out there. 

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Musica Pacifica: Dancing in the Isles by Steven Ledbetter
Posted June 20, 2015

It is likely that a good part of the crowd surging toward Jordan Hall late in the evening on Friday night to hear an 11 o'clock BEMF performance by Musica Pacifica had a good idea of what to expect. I did not. This San Francisco-based ensemble consisted of seven superb players who presented a delightful program largely made up of dance tunes from the British Isles: Ireland, Scotland, and England. The ensemble consisted of recorder (Judith Linsenberg), two violins (Elizabeth Blumenstock and Robert Mealy), viola da gamba and cello (David Morris), lute and guitar (Charles Weaver), harpsichord (Charles Sherman), and percussion (Danny Mallon). Not all of them are based on the West Coast, but when they get together as Musica Pacifica, some magic happens. - The Heifetz of the recorder- Steven Ledbetter


The Story of Friedrich Von Huene: Well-Tempered Woodwinds is now available...
Posted June 05, 2015

Friedrich von Huene (1929- ) is arguably the most important manufacturer of historical woodwinds in the 20th century. Since he began making recorders in 1958, von Huene has exerted a strong influence on the craft of building woodwind instruments and on the study of instrument-making, as he has helped to shape the emerging field of Early Music performance practice.


The ARS is pleased to announce a special one-half price incentive for new members.
Posted May 11, 2015

The ARS is pleased to announce a special 1/2 price incentive for new members. For USA $25, Canada $30, International $35. Click below for details and the membership forms:


The ARS is pleased to welcome Alice Derbyshire and Greta Haug-Hryciw as new members of the Board.
Posted May 04, 2015

The ARS is pleased to welcome Alice Derbyshire and Greta Haug-Hryciw as new members of the Board. These appointments, which arose out of retirements and term expirations of previous members, will run until August 2016.

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