04/28/15 12:00pm
04/28/2015 12:00 PM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

A member of the Recorder Orchestra of New York warms up before a performance Saturday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

You probably thought recorders — those two-toned wind instruments — were only for elementary school music classes.

Think again.

The Recorder Orchestra of New York celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert at the Jamesport Meeting House Saturday afternoon. The group played a variety of tunes, from medieval dances to hymns and French compositions.

“The recorder is kind of a singing substitute,” Musical Director Patsy Rogers told the crowd. “It’s a peaceful kind of instrument.”

Check below for photos and a brief excerpt from the concert:

Musical Director Patsy Rogers plays a clock bell during one of the orchestra's songs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Musical Director Patsy Rogers plays a clock bell during one of the orchestra’s songs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

(Credit: Paul Squire)

(Credit: Paul Squire)

The recorders used in the orchestra's anniversary concert were all different sizes. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The recorders used in the orchestra’s anniversary concert were all different sizes. (Credit: Paul Squire)

04/18/15 6:00am
04/18/2015 6:00 AM

• The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue will present the exhibit and sale ‘Historical Art Collection of the North Fork’ from April 18 to 26. The artists whose work is featured are Angela Raso, Joseph Beckwith Hartranft, Larry Waitz, Helen Kroeger, Dorothy Whitehead, Jay Throne, Gertrude Ali, Laura McBride, Stow Wengenroth and Whitney Hubbard.

The show will be open Saturdays, April 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, April 19 and 26, noon to 5 p.m. (more…)

04/04/15 6:00am
04/04/2015 6:00 AM

• An exhibit of work by animator Don Duga and fine artist/independent filmmaker Irra Verbitsky will be on view April 8 to May 28 at Riverhead Free Library’s Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery. Both artists are longtime Riverhead residents.

The two artists will be on hand for a talk and reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.  (more…)