Music from the medieval to the contemporary will be on offer in a pair of upcoming concerts from the Oregon Coast Recorder Society in Newport and Lincoln City.
The first concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, at First Presbyterian Church of Newport, 227 NE 12th Street, while the second is set for Sunday, March 5, at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church, 1226 SW 13th Street in Lincoln City. Both performances will start at 2 pm.
Society musicians will use several sizes of recorder, plus gemshorns, cello, krumhorns, guitar and percussion to perform pieces by Despres, Rampollini, Bach, Shein, a Quaker sing-along and two traditional pieces from Argentina.
The audience will have an opportunity after the performance to take a closer look at some unusual instruments and talk with the players.
Donations of nonperishable food items, checks or cash are accepted as admission. All proceeds will go to local food pantries.
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society rehearses every week and is open to recorder players or other musicians interested in early music. For more information, call 541-961-1228 or go to www.coastrecorder.org.