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

Performed on Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Music of Dance

“The Music of Dance: Baroque Suites to the Sweet & Saucy Tango” will be performed at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J.

The concert celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Highland Park Recorder Society, Inc., and is under the music and artistic direction of Minju Lee.

Tickets are $10 at the door (open seating). Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more details, email danbreau100@hotmail.com or call Dan at 732-236-0775.

Elegant Baroque to Hot and Spicy Tango
The program includes 17th- and 18th-century pieces by famed Baroque composers including G.F. Handel, Domenico Zipoli, Luigi Boccherini and François Couperin – plus tango, mambo and samba selections by such popular composers as Astor Piazzolla, Angel Villoldo and Moises Simone.

The Concert Includes Two Special Presentations

  • The Germantown Country Dancers in English Colonial/Regency costumes, accompanied by the Practitioners of Musick, in aristocratic dances performed in 18th-century Europe.
  • The iHOPE Children’s Choir, conducted by Christina Suh, singing samba selections and Korean folk music, accompanied by Jang-Gu, a Korean percussion instrument.

The concert will conclude with a grand finale in which all the musicians and dancers join forces to present the famous “La Folia Variations” by Arcangelo Corelli, in a special arrangement by Minju Lee.

Music to Excite the Imagination and Lift Your Spirits
The Highland Park Recorder Society (HPRS) is an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 as a chapter of the American Recorder Society. HPRS fosters a love and appreciation of the art, history, literature and uses of the recorder to enhance public awareness of this early, easy-to-play woodwind instrument and raise the level of proficiency in performance.

The HPRS chooses repertory that showcases music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and current periods that reflect the highest levels that we can achieve. We offer members and friends the opportunity to find playing companions, increase musical skills and improve musicianship through regular ensemble playing. The ensemble usually meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. We welcome recorder players at every level of skill as well as players of string and wind instruments.

For more information, visit our website: www.hprecorder.org or email recorderdonna@gmail.com

Crossroads Theatre was made available through the generosity of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission / Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Brunswick Cultural Center.