40th Anniversary Celebration

duck clubOCRS is planning their 40th Anniversary Celebration at the IRWD Duck Club in Irvine. Conductor announced!

Please plan to join us for a day-long celebration on Saturday, October 18, 2014. It will be a day of music-making, socializing, and celebrating, with Leslie Timmons conducting.

We hope that a large number of OCRS, SCRS, SDCRS, SCEMS members, their guests and other members of the early music and recorder community will attend this free event, either for the full day or to drop in for a couple of hours. The Duck Club is located in the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, not far from the UC Irvine campus.

You won’t want to miss the premiere of a new piece commissioned just for this anniversary, Fanfare for the 40th by Glen Shannon, well-known composer of recorder gems. Our conductor will be Associate Professor Leslie Timmons, from Utah State University. She is in high demand as a clinician, and we are lucky to have scheduled her to lead us in a day of joyful music. Leslie is a lively, spirited clinician, and you can expect some great music, lots of laughter and musical insight with her, as well as some real challenges to your rhythmic brain. Besides the classes she will teach, the plan is to also accompany her as we work through a recorder concerto together. There will be great food, friendship and music, so put it on your calendar today!

Leslie Timmons, Associate Professor, is responsible for the flute studio and elementary music methods in the Music Department, Caine College of the Arts, at Utah State University. She is flutist with the American Festival Orchestra and has performed with Lansing Symphony, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Pacific Repertory Opera, and Utah Festival Opera.As an Orff Schulwerk specialist she has been on the staff of the Cache Children’s Choir since her appointment in 1991. She has worked extensively in elementary schools as an Artist-in-Residence with both the Utah Arts Council and the Utah State Office of Education and has served on the national boards of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the American Recorder Society. She directs teacher education courses on the Logan campus each summer and is a clinician for workshops across the country. In 1999 the Utah Music Educators Association designated her “Utah’s Outstanding Music Educator”.

Details will be announced as they become available. Here’s the flyer.