September 16 - Cathe Sobke
October 21 - Patrick Walders
November 4 - Annual Workshop
November 18 - Ulla Sinz
December 16 - potluck
January 20 - Cathe Sobke
February 17 - Larry Gerling
March 17 - Sandra Stram
April 21 - Ramon Negron
May 19 - Dan Ratelle
June 16 - TBA
Unless otherwise indicated, monthly meetings are the third Saturday of each month from September through June. Recorder players of all skill levels are invited to attend. We start with a warm-up session from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm, followed by a fun and educational session with our guest conductor from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Meetings are held at:
Clairemont Lutheran Church
4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
(see map below)
April's guest conductor: Ramon Negron
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mr. Negron began his musical career at the age of nine with Guillermo Figueroa Sanabia. After graduating cum laude with his bachelor of music in viola performance from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Mr. Negron quickly moved into a position as a full-time musician.
Currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Music at the University of San Diego, Mr. Negron served as a faculty member at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and the School of Fine Arts in Carolna, Puerto Rico. He is also a former conductor of the Overture Strings of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, where he collaborated as a community artist teacher of the Opus Project, inspired by the success of the El Sistema movement in Venezuela.
In addition, Mr. Negron has served as principal viola of the Greater San Diego Community Orchestra, member of the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, the California Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, Bach Collegium San Diego Chamber Music Concerts, Classics for Kids San Diego, the Greater San Diego Music Coterie, the Long Beach Camerata Baroque Orchestra and the American Bach Soloist Festival, Musica Angelica, and Corona del Mar Baroque Festival. He currently conducts and performs with the San Diego
Kensington Baroque Orchestra.
A member of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra for 16 years, Mr. Negron has performed under the direction of such conductors as Rafael Frubeck de Burgo, Sergio Comissiona, Yoav Talmi, Giancarlo Guerrero, Guillermo Figueroa, Maximiano Valdez and Jeffry Thomas.
In addition to serving under numerous magnificent conductors, Mr. Negron has shared the stage with a multitude of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians: Yo-Yo Ma, Sara Chang, Sholomo Mintz, Lynn Harrel, Elmar Oliveira, Emerson String Quartet, Joshua Bell, Roberto Diaz, Paul Neubauer, Gary Carr, Olgo Kern, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Elugenia Zukerman, Anton Kuerti, Ana Maria Martinez, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Robert Mealy and Mary
Mr. Negron has also had the pleasure of performing at numerous festivals throughout the world: Casals Festival Prades,
France; Reina Sofia Summer Program in Santander, Spain; Luzerne Summer Festival in Albany, New York; Festival of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Americas (FOSIA); Sonoma Bach String Workshop, American Bach Soloist Festival, and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Mr. Negron has performed solo with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Somoliano Philharmonic Orchestra and the Puerto Rico Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. While his performances have carried him to the stages and audiences around the world, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, Saint Patrick Cathedral in New York; Woolsey Hall in New Haven, Pablo Casals Symphony Hall, Antonio Paoli Festival Hall in Puerto Rico, Teatro Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Palacio de la Opera in Coruna, Spain; the Reinhold Center for the Arts in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands and the San Francisco Conservatory.
Continually seeking instruction and increasing his knowledge and skill level, Mr Negron has participated in master classes with Bruno Pasquier, Harmut Rohde, Roberto Diaz, Gerald Causse, Marta Gulyas, Evan Wilson, Luis Biava Sr., the Tokyo String Quartet, Jesse Levine, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Robert Mealy and Stefano Marcocchi.
Mr. Negron will conduct multi-part French music from the 16th and 17th centuries by Campras, Lully, and Purcell. Files of this music (PDF format) will be transmitted to prospective SDCRS meeting attendees (multiple transmissions, if necessary) prior to the meeting.
SDCRS meeting attendees are urged to download and print hard copy of these files (or download to your electronic device); extra hard copy will be very limited at the meeting. The music is in score format (4, 5, and 8-part SATB). SDCRS meeting attendees are urged to tape the individual pages of each piece such that the entire piece can be played with page turns and without stopping during the piece. Please bring your own music stand.