2018 Recorder Festival

Saturday, February 3 @ 7:00PM

Settlement Music School
Mary Louise Curtis Branch
416 Queen Lane, Philadelphia


Recorder music in schools has come a long way since “Hot Cross Buns.”

Piffaro’s Recorder Festival features ensembles of young students from area schools and accomplished finalists from Piffaro’s National Recorder Competition for Young Players. Joan Kimball, artistic co-director of Piffaro, says “this free community event will show the many possibilities and wide repertoire for the recorder.”

Fountain Woods’ teacher Miriam Arbelo says, “Even after more than 20 years teaching, my students inspire me. When I am tired and out of ideas, I look at my students and their eagerness and love of learning propels me forward. When I see and hear my students performing the music I taught them, and they are enjoying it, I remember why I got into this gig.”

If you are a teacher and interested in providing your students an opportunity to perform in a supportive environment, contact us!

Miriams kids Fountain Woods Recorder Sinfonia at the 2013 Recorder Competition, photo Bill DiCecca