One night this week I skipped a launch party for composer Hilary Tann's new CD to go play the recorder alone on a bridge on the edge of town, high over the Erie Canal. Fish were jumping, swallows were skimming the water, it was impossibly beautiful and quiet, and I couldn’t resist. So I walked up a hill to the bridge with my son’s primary school recorder and The Daily Ukule
"Strings and Hammers" is a piano trio with a twist - violinist Siri Virtanen, pianist Eunmi Ko, and double bass player Julia Shulmann. They've comissioned five new works for these three instruments, and you can hear their "Première" concert this Saturday at 8pm at Christ Church.
Do you remember playing recorder in school? Do you still have your recorder? In Rochester, you can learn and play the recorder with the Rochester Chapter of the American Recorder Society.