Sunday, October 17, 2010, from 12 – 5 P.M., you are invited to the 6thAnnual Festival of the Guild for Early Music, an afternoon of mini concerts, taking place at the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ. 08619.
It will feature music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Early American eras, sung and played by regional ensembles and concluding with a “petting zoo” of historical instruments. This year’s theme, “To Delight the Eye and Please the Ear,” will give special prominence to vocal and instrumental ensembles including harpsichord, recorder, harp, flute, Baroque strings, sackbut, cornetto, percussion, and more, including themed sculpture tours of the park.
The opening of the Guild for Early Music Festival will feature Musica Dolce members Momo Kusaka on recorder, Lea Karpman on violin, Janet Walker on cello, and Min-Ju Lee on harpsichord, performing Trio in g-minor by Georg Philipp Telemann and Sonata in g-minor Opus 1, No. 6, by John Loeillet of London, beginning at 12:05. All are welcome!
Admission to the concert is free with paid admission to the park ($12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and under). Grounds for Sculpture is a public charitable organization consisting of a 35-acre sculpture park with two museums indoors. For more information call (609) 586-0616 or visit http://www.groundsforsculpture.org. or www.guildforearlymusic.org.
The Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music. The goal of the Guild for Early Music’s membership, including professionals, amateur musicians, and ardent enthusiasts, is to enhance public awareness of the riches and beauties of Early Music. This event is being presented with the participation of WWWFM – the Classical Network.