Highland Park Recorder Society welcomes old and new players, amateurs and professionals to playing sessions and performance opportunities in its 30th season.
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s first monthly recorder playing session on Monday, January 23, 2017, 7– 9 P.M. to be conducted by Deborah Booth, noted and esteemed performer on modern and historical flutes and recorders.
Please come at 6:30 with your instruments and music stand to set up in the Parlor Room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, located at 19 South Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ. Free parking is in back of the church via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible. After January, future sessions will continue to be conducted by guest conductors the first Monday of each month:
Jan. 23, 2017
Deborah Booth, is conducting “A Potpourri of Renaissance and Baroque Gems”
Also save these dates:
Feb. 6, 2017: TBD
March 6, 2017: Lewis R. Baratz
April 3, 2017: TBD
May 1, 2017: John Burkhalter
June 5, 2017: Maestro Robert Butts
Deborah Booth Biography
Deborah Booth is an active recorder and flute performer of historical and modern instruments, and the co-founder and director of Ensemble BREVE. Performances include the Handel & Haydn Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke‘s, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Trinity Bach Vespers (NYC), St. Michael’s Baroque Ensemble, Dorian Baroque Orchestra, Big Apple Baroque, recorder soloist with the Ciompi Quartet, Gotham City Baroque Orchestra, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, and Ivory Consort. Ms. Booth has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. Recent performances include Kleine Musik, a project featuring 17th and 21st century settings of “Kleine Geistliche Konzerte” by Heinrich Schutz and Ivan Moody (U. S. Premiere) and performances of Monteverdi’s opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music.
The Times reviewed her performances as “technically precise and musically expressive”. Recordings include a CD as flute and recorder soloist with the American Boy Choir (American Songfest), as well as soundtrack for the television show Blues Clues.
Ms. Booth just performed as the flute soloist in the Mozart, Concerto in G in NYC with Big Apple Baroque Orchestra in May of 2016.
Conversations, a recording of 17th and 18th century music for recorder and flute with harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, cello, and bassoon was released in September of 2012. The recording was recently reviewed in American Recorder :
rich approach, wonderful results, vigorous yet nuanced playing, lively, clever and substantive conversation....
Ms. Booth teaches in New York City, Greenwich, CT, directs the Princeton Recorder Academy, and has taught and played each summer at the Amherst Early Music Festival and numerous other summer festivals such as Pinewoods Early Music Week. Mideast Workshop, and the Long Island Recorder Festival. Conducting experience includes The Recorder Orchestra of New York (RONY) from 2004 to 2008 and conducting a yearly highly successful Mass Appeal for Make Music New York.
Ms. Booth is in demand nationally as a workshop director for the American Recorder Society and the National Flute Association and has taught on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.