Past events from the Highland Park Recorder Society

Concerts Open to the Public

Highland Park Recorder Society Annual Public Concerts 1994-2009 and 2012

Henry Purcell and la Contenance Angloise. Three Centuries of English Music. Conducted by Robert Butts. 1994/1995.

La Dolce Impassionata, Music of Italy, performed by a 42-piece chamber orchestra of recorders, strings, and brass quartet. Performed by the Highland Park Recorder Society and Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Robert Butts. Sunday, May 5, 1996.

Les Petits Amours. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music of France, including a solo performance by noted recorderist John Burkhalter, playing Jacques-Christoph Naudot’s wonderful Concerto in G Major. Conducted by Robert Butts. May 18, 1997.

Minstrel, Minnesinger, Musiker. German Music of the Renaissance and Baroque. This was recorded live in concert, and is available from us on CD. Music of Oswald von Walkenstein, Heinrich Isaac, Michael Praetorius, Johann Jacob Froberger, J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, and Johann Pachelbel. Conducted by Robert Butts. May 17, 1998.

The Age of Josquin. Music of Josquin des Prez and his contemporaries. Music from the 16th Through the 20th Centuries, From Europe and America. Music of Josquin des Prez, Antoine Busnois, Francisco de Penalosa, Heinrich Isaac, Marco Cara, Alexander Agricola, Orlando Lassus, Arcangelo Corelli, Bela Bartok, Robert W. Butts, Erik Satie, Don Carlo Gesualdo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Billy Strayhorn/Duke Ellington and Georg Frederic Handel. This was recorded live in concert. Conducted by Robert Butts. 1998/1999.

The Grand Tour. Music from the 16th Through the 20th Centuries, from Europe and America. Conducted by Robert Butts. 1998/1999.

New Centuries - New Music: Ars Nova, Nueve Musiche, Modern Music. In honor of the new millennium, 1999/2000. Sounds of the 14th, 17th, 20th Centuries. Music brought together from three centuries in which composers and theorists proclaimed their music “new.” Conducted by Robert Butts.

Pastime with Good Company. An exploration of the history of English music, from King Henry VIII to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Conducted by Robert Butts. 1999/2000.

Lou Dutter and Arda Bishar
Lou Dutter and Arda Bishar

A Mediterranean Cruise: Music of Sepharad, Israel, Renaissance France, Spain, and Italy. Jan 21, 2001. Conducted by Robert Butts.

Polonaises to Polkas. Music of Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, a benefit concert for the children of Chernobyl Relief Fund and for the Victims of Chernobyl in Belarus Relief Fund. Conducted by Mike Markwiss. June 10, 2001.

Suites and Concertos, A Concert of Baroque and Contemporary Music. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (Allegro); Bach Cantata No. BVW 39, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, sung by professional singers; Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock/arranged by Dennis Bloodworth; Beatles Concerto Grosso No. 1 by Peter Breiner; and The Three Graces, a new piece by Phillip Orr, especially commissioned for this ensemble. Recorded live, and available on CD. Conducted by Maurice Boyer. Saturday, April 27, 2002.
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A Tour of Music History. Music of Josquin des Prez, Compere, Willaert, Machaut, Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Van Eyck, Brahms, and Joplin. Conducted by John Eisenhauer. Sunday, May 18, 2003.

Soft and Suite, Baroque and Modern Music for Recorders and Strings. Music of Telemann, Frescobaldi, Hilling, Arvo Part, and other 18th century composers, conducted by John Eisenhauer, March 28, 2004. Also on CD.

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

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.

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.

“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.