Air-Force

Recorder Orchestras

In search of the perfect recorder orchestra sound …

Since 2013, Joris Van Goethem and Tom Beets of the Flanders Recorder Quartet have held a series of one-day events for recorder, with the focus on orchestral playing.
There are 2 groups, a Chamber Orchestra and the Full Orchestra, with Joris and Tom alternating between the two. The Chamber Orchestra tackles the most difficult orchestral repertoire, one-to-a-part. The second Orchestra has a slightly less challenging repertoire and some doubling up of parts to ensure a very high standard is still achieved.

Come prepared

Participants can preview the music in advance and request their preferred parts and instruments. The final decision is with Tom and Joris, who will get in touch to allocate parts when registration is closed.

You will be expected to practise your parts in advance so that everyone gets the most from the day.

Air-Force is an initiative of the Flanders Recorder Quartet.


Air-Force calendar

Maaseik, Belgium

April 30, 2017 (10:00 - 18:00)
carpool info: players are coming from
  • BE Antwerpen: Essen (1), Mortsel (1), rumst (1)
  • BE Other: Deurne Antwerpen (1), Gent (1), Neerpelt (1)
  • BE Vlaams-Brabant: bierbeek (1), HEVERLEE (1)
  • NL Limburg: KERKRADE (1), Papenhoven (1), Spaubeek (1)
  • NL Other: Kerkrade (1), Zeewolde (1)

Hertfordshire, UK

May 07, 2017 (10:00 - 17:30)
carpool info: players are coming from
  • ENG Berkshire: Newbury (1), Reading (1)
  • ENG Buckinghamshire: Aylesbury (1)
  • ENG Essex: Great Dunmow (1), Loughton (1)
  • ENG Greater London: London (1)
  • ENG Hertfordshire: Hatfield (1), Rickmansworth (1)
  • ENG Kent: Tonbridge (1)
  • ENG Nottinghamshire: Newark (1)
  • ENG Other: London (1)
  • ENG Oxfordshire: Oxford (1)
  • ENG Suffolk: Ipswich (2)
  • ENG Surrey: Addlestone (2), Chertsey (1), Claygate (1), Reigate (1), Woking (1)

Fulda, Deutschland

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017 (10:00 - 20:00)
carpool info: players are coming from
  • BE Waals-Brabant: ORP-LE-GRAND (1)
  • DEU Baden-Wurttemberg: Offenburg (1)
  • DEU Bayern Berlin: Hammelburg (1), Nürnberg (1), Stockstadt (1)
  • DEU Hessen: Melsungen (1), modautal (1), Rotenburg a. d. Fulda (1)
  • DEU Nordhrein-Westfalen: 50321 Brühl (1), Bielefeld (1), Detmold (1), Grevenbroich (1), Köln (2), Rheine (1), Weilerswist (2)
  • DEU Other: Fulda (Künzell) (1)
  • DEU Rheinland-Pfalz: Ingelheim (2)
  • DEU Sachsen: Leipzig (1), Oberschöna (1)


Previous Air-Forces...

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Concerti

Concerti , released October 27, 2014

Encore!

Encore!, released October 12, 2012

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NEWS

October 27, 2016

Pictures and programmes have been updated!

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PROGRAMMES

Have a look at our new programmes:

A feast for four flutes

A Song for all Seasons

Our Final Favourites

Reclaiming Bach for the recorder

The Final Chapter