A recorder
Princeton Recorder Society


Welcome to the Princeton Recorder Society! We promote the appreciation of the recorder as a musical instrument through performance and instruction. With over twenty-five members, we offer live and online monthly playing sessions.

Our Next Meeting
Susan Iadone conducting
April 11, 2023 both live and on Zoom from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

About Susan Iadone

Susan Iadone will be our guest conductor at the April 11th meeting. Susan Iadone’s diverse musical activities run the gamut from Medieval and Renaissance music through contemporary opera. In her incarnation in the world of the recorder, she was the co-founder of the Recorder Society of Long Island and served as its music director for 15 years. She is the founding music director of the Recorder Society of Connecticut and was, for many years, one of the music directors of the New York Recorder Guild. For over twenty-five years, she performed as recorder and viola soloist with the Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City and is enjoying her 28th year as recorder teacher at Saint David’s School in Manhattan.

As a performer on viola, viola d’amore and viola da gamba, Susan has appeared with some of the leading period ensembles on the east coast, including the Washington Bach Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, the Classical Band, the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Concert Royal, the New York Consort of Viols and the Waverly Consort. Some highlights of her career include performing in recital with Victoria de los Angeles at the Metropolitan Museum, touring Europe with Meredith Monk’s opera “Atlas,” recording with the klezmer icon Giora Feidman, performing the viola d’amore solos in the St. John Passion with the NY Philharmonic, playing viola da gamba on-stage in the Broadway production of “The Three Musketeers,” and playing sopranino recorder at the Metropolitan Opera in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Susan can be heard on the soundtracks of the Coen Brothers remake of “The Ladykillers,” and the Heath Ledger “Casanova,” as well as numerous legitimate recordings. She maintains a busy private teaching studio in New York City.

Come play with us! We welcome all playing levels! First time visitors, please come and try us out at no cost. Then if you like what you see and hear, please come back; we'll ask you to contribute $10 per session to help cover our costs.

Join us! By becoming a member, you help support PRS and will enjoy free attendance at our monthly playing sessions conducted by experts.

Leadership for 2022-2023

PresidentJere Tannenbaum
Vice PresidentJohn Burkhalter
SecretaryJohn Patten
TreasurerJim Fleming
LibrarianSue Parisi