Two of the Flanderses, Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem, are coming to my neck of the woods in March, and will do so again in October: they have done an enormous series of farewell concerts around the world and I guess may simply play in different combinations, and carry on also with the teaching they do. Am looking forward to the workshops and very much swithering about whether I dare ask one of them for a lesson also - haven't had any lessons for, ooh, aages... * and have made some progress with Wat Zalmen, so am wondering if I might tweak that further shape, then ask for tuition in how to avoid tying my tongue into knots attempting the demisemiquavers.
Sören Sieg - elemimele I agree that one to a part is preferable to the massed recorder sound - and am lucky enough to be embarking on his "Celebration" with my local group - we're between 11 and 14 players depending on who can come, and so are generally no more than two to a part, and more usually one. I'm glad I'd done a few years at the SRO first, mind, as it's challenging to have to hold a line on one's own when the music is more complex - the local group is definitely a step up in its demands compared with the orchestra.
*just found the vid I'd put on the Tube of You of the trial run for my LTCL/LGSMD exam... and appalled to see that that was 10 years ago - which is how long ago it is since I was having lessons