Flanders Recorder Quartet

Still-Life of Musical Instruments (detail), Pieter de Ring (c. 1615–1660). Private collection.

March 4, 2018 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Arizona

The Flanders Recorder Quartet, a favorite of Tucson audiences, is marking both its 30th anniversary and its final year performing with a new program, “The Final Chapter.” Since its founding in 1987, the Flanders Recorder Quartet has evolved into one of the world’s top early music ensembles. After more than 1800 concerts in forty-two countries on five continents, including some in world-famous concert halls in Tokyo, New York, and Salzburg, the ensemble has attained a prominent position in the world of early music.

In this valedictory program, the quartet delivers their trademark virtuosity in music both new and old. “The Final Chapter” is intended as a great celebration of the recorder, one final burst of colorful fireworks from the masters of this once-forgotten instrument. With over twenty recordings, and years as teachers and performers, the Quartet leaves a rich legacy. Travel through time with this quartet from Michael Praetorius through J. S. Bach to Louis Prima’s Sing, Sing, Sing (With a swing). Don’t miss the last chance to hear this astonishing, entertaining, and supremely musical ensemble in a live performance.