Recorder concert celebrates 20th anniversary
Oregon Coast Recorder Society to perform Sunday, June 3
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society will offer a program of diverse music on Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m. on the second floor of Newport’s Visual Art Center.
The concert will feature music of celebration from medieval, renaissance, baroque, and contemporary times: dance music from Africa and Europe, a piece written especially for the birthday of an OCRS member, and a rousing arrangement of Hava Nagila. More sober pieces will be played in between, and the finale will be a composition from 1993 entitled “Many Happy Returns,” with a time signature of 17/8!
For Sunday’s concert, OCRS musicians will play recorders, violas da gamba, gemshorns, a guitar, a string bass, and percussion. Sunday’s audience will have an opportunity after the concert to take a closer look at the instruments and talk with players, and refreshments will be served. OCRS concerts are free and open to the public.
Newport’s Visual Art Center is located at 777 NW Beach Drive, on the Nye Beach turnaround. For further information, please call (541) 961-1228 or visit www.coastrecorder.org.