The Flanders Quartet (from left to right):
Bart Spanhove, Tom Beets, Paul Van Loey,
and Joris Van Goethem.
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments opens its annual concert series on Sunday, October 2, at 3:00 pm with the celebrated Flanders Recorder Quartet. Although tickets are no longer available (the concert is sold out!), we encourage all who are interested in the ensemble’s perfor-
mance to view the concert live via the Yale School of Music’s livestream link.
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The program, entitled Beauté parfait, or “Our Beloved Favorites,” features works from the Renaissance by Sweelinck, Dowland, and Byrd and from the Baroque by Dornel, de Boismortier, and Bach. Listeners also will have an opportunity to hear two contemporary pieces written specifically for the quartet by Pieter Campo (b. 1980) and Sören Sieg (b. 1966). New sounds on old instruments…
On Saturday, October 1, the FRQ will participate in a memorial service honoring the woodwind maker Friedrich von Huene (1929-2016). The service will take place at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA, at 2:00 pm. The Quartet will offer the major portion of its musical tribute before the service from 1:30-2:00 pm.
Friedrich von Huene in his workshop, ca. 1980, playing a flute
that he modelled after a Baroque instrument by Chevalier in the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Friedrich von Huene was a well known instrument designer, builder, musician and teacher. A recently published obituary about him by the Collection’s curator, Susan E. Thompson, may be found in the Fall 2016 issue of the American Recorder magazine (pp. 11-13).
American Recorder Fall 2016