The Recorder Society of Connecticut will conduct its next monthly playing session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The playing session is divided into two groups, one for low intermediate and one for high intermediate players. The coaches will be Karen Snowberg and Bruce Larkin.

Snowberg, music director of the Westchester Recorder Guild, performs on recorder and cornetto with other early-music artists.

Larkin, who has taught recorder for more than 30 years, has been an orchestral musician, a member of church and Renaissance choirs and large choruses, and an early-music performer and teacher. He is a founder and former director of the American Recorder Teachers Association and is music director of the Eastern Connecticut Recorder Society, as well as a private instructor.

The Recorder Society of Connecticut focuses primarily on Renaissance and Baroque music. Participants must bring their own recorders and music stands. Music will be provided. Newcomers are welcome.

For more information, call John Vandermeulen at 203-810-4831 or JoAnn Flaum at 203-221-7693 evenings or weekends, or visit