As part of the American Recorder Society‘s 26th annual Play the Recorder Month celebrations, March 17th is declared Play-the-Recorder Day!
Play-the-Recorder Month and Play-the-Recorder Day grew out of a one-day worldwide event on April 1, 1989, during the 50th anniversary year of the American Recorder Society. Its success caused the ARS to declare an annual celebration starting with Play-the-Recorder Day on March 28, 1992. The single day was later expanded to monthlong activities plus a focus on one day, which have been observed each March since then.
Join in the celebration:
- Recorder players around the world are encouraged to play this year’s composition entitled “Fantasia on a Shape-Note Hymn” by Eric Haas. This four-part piece was created especially for this occasion.
- Locate other recorder players in your area in the EMA Member Directory or ARS Member Directory (members only)
- Find a recorder-friendly event today on the Early Music Month Calendar