Past Events

2011-2012 Events

“The Music of Dance: Baroque Suites to the Sweet & Saucy Tango”

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3 p.m.
Crossroads Theatre
New Brunswick, N.J.

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2010-2011 Events

7th Annual Festival of the Guild for Early Music,
featuring music of the 12th to 18th centuries

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12 – 5 P.M.
The Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

Musica Dolce, Baroque Ensemble of the
Highland Park Recorder Society, performed
Baroque music, Phénix, by Michel Corrette (1709-1795).

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2009-2010 Events

6th Annual Festival of the Guild for Early Music

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 12 – 5 P.M.
The Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

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2008-2009 Events

“A Convergence of Musical Cultures: Spain, the Netherlands, and the Sephardim in the Old and New Worlds”

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
United Methodist Church,
George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 4:00 P.M.
Congregation Beth Mordecai, 224 High Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

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2007-2008 Events

“Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music”

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 7:30 P.M.
United Methodist Church,
George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 4:00 P.M.
Highland Park Conservative Temple,
Congregation Anshe Emeth, 201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

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“Baroque Music to Life the Spirit: Featuring Spanish and Italian
Masters, Francisco Jose de Castro and Antonio Vivaldi” 

Concert open to the public.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 12:15-1:00 P.M.
New Brunswick Library,
60 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Sunday, October 19, 2008. Guild for Early Music Festival 12 PM – 5:30 PM 

Musica Dolce of the Highland Park Recorder Society performed the splendid music of Georg Phillipp Telemann, Francisco Jose de Castro, and Arcangelo Corelli. Over ten extraordinary vocal and instrumental groups specializing in early music performed in this festival.

The Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road,
Hamilton, NJ 08619.  Tel. (609) 586-0616
www.groundsforsculpture.org   www.guildforearlymusic.org

2006-2007 Events

Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal Ensemble,

 

Sunday, Apr. 22, 2007
“Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music” Concert performed at the United Methodist Church.

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Musica Dolce,
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006

Two members of Musica Dolce, Janet Walker, cello, and Dean Poulsen, keyboard, played a holiday concert: “Popular and Light Classical Music” for the Alliance for Retired Americans at the Highland Park Senior Center at 220 South Sixth Avenue.

Musica Dolce,
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006

Musica Dolce, a member of the Guild for Early Music, had participated, along with other member groups, in an event sponsored by the Guild for Early Music–“Early Music Festival,”  at the Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, New Jersey. Musica Dolce had performed music by Albinoni (1671-1751) for recorder, cello and harpsichord, and by Vivaldi (1678-1741) for recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord.

Musica Dolce,
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006

Musica Dolce, an outreach performing group consisting of recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord had performed at Unity Bank in Highland Park, an evening of “Baroque Music to Lift the Spirit,” by the composers Tomaso Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Johann Joachim Quantz, Henry Purcell, and Antonio Vivaldi.

2005-2006 Events

The Highland Park Recorder Society and Musica Dolce,
Sunday Apr. 2, 2006

“Music from the Age of Benjamin Franklin” had New Brunswick, NJ.

The concert, for recorders, cello, harpsichord, and possibly other instruments and voices, included delightful music that was heard in America at the time of Benjamin Franklin, the tercentenary of whose birth we celebrate in 2006. Furthermore, we offered a taste of New Jersey’s musical history. The concert consisted of music by composers who were active in New Jersey and elsewhere during Colonial and Federal times. The music is selected from an enormous archive of eighteenth century music in America, which has been extensively researched over decades by Gordon Myers, Prof. Emeritus, The College of New Jersey, with the aid of Rockefeller Foundation grants, and recently given, with great generosity, to the Practitioners of Musick, Prof. Eugene Roan, Emeritus, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and John Burkhalter, independent scholar.

The music for this concert was selected collaboratively by Highland Park Recorder Society Conductor John Eisenhauer and Messrs. Roan and Burkhalter. It included works by composers who were born in Europe but were active in America, such as George Knowil Jackson, Hans Gram, William Selby and Peter Albrecht von Hagen; and selections of works by American-born composers Oliver Holden, Francis Hopkinson, and Jacob French; and New Jersey-born James Lyon. Some of these works have most likely not been heard since those times.

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The Highland Park Recorder Society, Musica Dolce and Friends,
Sunday, Mar. 26, 2006

The Highland Park Recorder Society, Musica Dolce and Friends, performed “Music of the American Baroque and Big Band Eras” at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, 132 Evergreen Road, Edison, NJ . There was performances by three distinct groups. Members of the Highland Park Recorder Society, including an ensemble of soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders, performed music by American and European composers, that was heard in Colonial and Federal America in the time of Benjamin Franklin. Musica Dolce performed Baroque chamber music on recorder, violin, cello, and harpsichord. Dean Poulsen (keyboard) and friends Sal Damico (trumpet) and Ralph Albano (percussion) performed music from the “Swing Era.” This music included the whole gamut – old boogie woogie and stride, and favorite tunes by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. The Highland Park Recorder Society, Musica Dolce, and The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home invited the public to attend.

The Highland Park Recorder Society and Musica Dolce, Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Members of the Highland Park Recorder Society and Musica Dolce performed “Music from the Age of Benjamin Franklin.” The performance took place in the New Brunswick Free Public Library in NJ.
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Musica Dolce,
Oct. 27, 2005

Musica Dolce, an outreach performing group, consisting of recorder, cello and harpsichord, performed in the Unity Bank in Highland Park, an evening of “Baroque Music to Lift the Spirit,” by the composers George Frideric Handel, Johann Fischer, Jacques Paisible, Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant, Tomaso Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

2004-2005 Events

Sunday, April 3, 2005

“Fairest Isle, A British Musical Miscellany” Concert performed at the United Methodist Church on George Street at Livingston Avenue New Brunswick in NJ.
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Musica Dolce, Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Musica Dolce, an outreach performing arm of the Society, performed a program of Renaissance or Baroque music for the Friends of the New Brunswick Public Library in the Community Room of the New Brunswick Public Library in NJ.

“Highland Park Recorder Society Music Workshops Series”

Workshops by Daphna Mor, highly acclaimed virtuoso recorderist and music educator, were for Recorderists, and Woodwinds, Strings, and Singers . Click here to learm more about Daphna Mor

Workshops in Gamelan by n Poulsen were open to beginning and advanced musicians, non-musicians, teachers and music teachers.

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Musica Dolce,
Oct. 21, 2004
Musica Dolce, an outreach performing group of the Highland Park Recorder Society, consisting of recorder, cello, and harpsichord, performed on Oct. 21, 2004 in the Unity Bank, an evening of Baroque Music featured music of Tomaso Albinoni, Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant, Jacques Paisible, Johann Fischer, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

2003-2004 Events

Sunday, March 28, 2004

La Bergamasca Concert performed at United Methodist Church on George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

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Highland Park Recorder Society Music Workshops Series:

Workshop presenter: Highly acclaimed virtuoso recorderist and music educator, Daphna Mor.
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Advent Night Performance, Nov. 30, 2003

Musica Dolce, the outreach performing consort of the Highland Park Recorder Society performed a concert on November 30, 2003 at the United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, NJ.  Music was by Albinoni, Marcello, Buxtehude, Telemann, Fischer, Bach, and Handel, followed by the singing of Christmas carols from the United Methodist Church hymnal.

Musica Dolce, Oct. 23, 2003

Musica Dolce, an outreach performing group, consisting of recorder, cello, and harpsichord, performed in the Unity Bank an evening of Baroque Music, by the composers Albinoni, Marcello, Loeillet, Buxtehude, Telemann, Scarlatti, and Bach.

Concerts Open to the Public

Community Outreach

Workshops