Concerts Open to the Public

Highland Park Recorder Society

Annual Public Concerts 1994-2009 and 2012

 

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(Add, at the bottom of this list:) The color xxx  was added only to show she progression of the dates, and is only temporary and for this purpose.)

 

Fairest Isle, A British Musical Miscellany,

Performed by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Musica Dolce, and conducted by John Eisenhauer, Sunday, New Brunswick, NJ, April 3, 2005

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The Highland Park Recorder Society, and its chamber orchestra, the Garden State Sinfonia, performed a program of the greatest British composers of the Baroque era and the early twentieth century. The concert, “Fairest Isle, A British Musical Miscellany” for chorus, recorders, strings, oboes, trumpets and harpsichord was conducted by John Eisenhauer, M.Mus. in Choral Conducting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Integral to an appreciation of our musical heritage is the music of the Early Baroque and High Baroque, the periods during which the recorder, as an instrument, achieved the pinnacle of its success, both as a respected solo and consort instrument. George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke and James Paisible wrote at high artistic levels for recorders and strings, and on their shoulders stand the recorder works of the great twentieth century composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edmund Rubbra – all featured in this concert.

The program, “Fairest Isle, a British Musical Miscellany,” opened with Purcell’s choral piece from an Ode to Queen Mary, “Come Ye Sons of Art,” for oboes, trumpets, strings, chorus and harpsichord. Also included in the program will be music from Jeremiah Clarke’s, “The Island Princess” for strings and harpsichord; Purcell’s beautiful Chaconne from Dioclesian, to be played by acclaimed recorder virtuoso John Burkhalter of Princeton, with Donna Messer on recorder, and Eugene Roan, Professor Emeritus of Organ and Harpsichord, of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, playing his Willard Martin harpsichord.

Recorder quartets featured dance music of Purcell, music from his opera “Dioclesian,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Suite for Recorders,” and Edmund Rubbra’s “Notturno.” Strings performed works by James Paisible. Soloists John Burkhalter, acclaimed recorder virtuoso of Princeton, and Stephen Berkelhammer, recorder and oboe virtuoso, performed music from Handel’s Rinaldo. Stephen Berkelhammer also performed a Handel sonata in B flat for oboe and basso continuo, with Gavin Black on harpsichord, and David Black on cello. The program closed with Purcell’s “See Nature Rejoicing” for oboes, trumpets, strings, chorus and harpsichord.

 

 

 

Music in the Age of Benjanmin Franklin.

HPRS and Musica Dolce, in collaboration with the Practitioners of Musick. Conducted by John Eisenhauer, Sunday, April 2, 2006.

 

The concert consisted of music by composers who were active in New Jersey and elsewhere during Colonial and Federal times. The music was 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 given, with great generosity, to the Practitioners of Musick, Prof. Eugene Roan, Emeritus, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and John Burkhalter, independent scholar. Performed in New Brunswick, and conducted by John Eisenhauer, Sunday, April 2, 2006.

 

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The concert, for recorders, cello, harpsichord, other instruments and voices, included delightful music that was heard in America at the time of Benjamin Franklin, the tercentenary of whose birth we celebrated in 2006. We offered a taste of New Jersey’s musical history.

 

(Add: Click here to learn more about this concert.) (Use information from former web site under 2005-2006 Events, under HPRS Past Events.) [The “For more” part above was originally the opening section of this.  However, the material about the enormous archive of eighteenth century music that was extensively researched for decades by Professor Emeritus Gordon Myers with the aid of Rockefeller Foundation grants, and given to the Pracktitioners of Musick, and is our source for the music we presented, is most important to include and make visible.]

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music.” Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Lynn Gumert and performed at the First Presbyterian Church of Perth Amboy, Saturday, April 21, 2007

 

“Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music.” Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Lynn Gumert, and performed at the United Methodist Church, and conducted by Dr. Lynn Gumert, Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 3:00 P.M.

 

For detailed program notes for these concerts, click on April 21, 2007 Progam Notes or April 22, 2007 Program Notes.  (Here is the link:)

http://www.hprecorder.org/events/Program%20notes%20April%2022%202007.pdf

 

Also, to preview samples from this concert click here:  The Music Samples from Highland Park Recorder Society  (under Audioclips) came from this 2007 concert.

 

 

 

Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music.

Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal, United Methodist Church, George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ,  Dr. Lynn Gumert, Music and Artistic Director, conducting, Saturday, March 29, 2008, 7:30 P.M.

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Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music.

Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal Ensemble, Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, NJ, Dr. Lynn Gumert, Music and Artistic Director, conducting, Sunday, March 30, 2008, 4:00 P.M.

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[In our former website see under HPRS Past Events it says “About this concert” Have people click there to see the program notes. ]

 

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

Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal, United Methodist Church, George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ,  Dr. Lynn Gumert, Music and Artistic Director, conducting, Saturday March 21, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

 

 

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

Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Zorzal, United Methodist Church, George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ,  Dr. Lynn Gumert, Music and Artistic Director, conducting, Sunday, March 22, 2009, 4:00 P.M.

 

 

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

Presented by the Highland Park Recorder Society, the Germantown Country Dancers, with the Practitioners of Musick, the iHOPE Chilldren’s Choir conducted by Christina Suh, under the Music and Artistic Direction of Dr. Minju Lee, Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ,  Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3:00 P.M.

For more….  See “About this concert” in HPRS Past Events, 2011-2012 Events.That brings you to the flyer announcing the concert, and the press release.  (I may have program notes, if I search for them.)