Open Recorder Days Amsterdam (ORDA) is a four day festival of everything recorder: concerts, masterclasses, instrument show, fringe festival, competition, new music, old music, composed music, improvised music …. all at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
This year it was also the place where all the Suzuki Recorder Teacher Trainers congregated. Jaap Delver, the Suzuki Recorder teacher trainer from the Netherlands, hosted a Suzuki Recorder trainers meeting. Nancy Daly from Great Britain, Renata Pereira from Brazil, Mary Halverson Waldo from the United States, and Kathleen Schoen from Canada were present. In addition to all the Teacher Trainers, ORDA participants included Suzuki Recorder people from Iceland, Peru, and Brazil.