Grants awarded to the Highland Park Recorder Society

Grant Awards

1989 -First annual Recorder Workshop, with noted performer/ teachers John DeLucia, Pete Rose, Deborah Booth and Morris Newman, Sat. Nov. 11, 1989. Rebecca Yamin, of HPRS received a letter of congratulations from Highland Park Mayor Jeffrey Orbach for the Society’s approval for funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State.

1990 - Grant from New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State

1991 - Grant awarded for the second year in a row, to bring guest conductors Lori Goldschmidt, specialist in Creative Arts Eductaion, Orff Schulwerk Certified music teacher, leader of the Navesink Chapter of the American Recorder Society; leader of our second Adult workshop, and 1st Children’s Workshop, the Big Apple Circus II, an Orff Schulwerk music-drama. Also scheduled: Pete Rose, one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary music, and Joan Wilson, faculty member, Westminster Choir College Conservatory of Music.  Recorded in the Highland Park Herald Jan 18, 1991. Children’s Workshop reported on in the Star Ledger, Dec. 26, 1991 with photos of Lori Goldschmidt and children.  “Based on the Carl Orff philosophy, the approach is one of utilizing ideas from the children and then learning or improvising songs, dances, accompaniments, scenes.  Each child’s particular strengths are utilized and everyone’s part is important. A key ingredient of the method is the exquisitely sounding instrumentarium,”  Lori Goldschmidt.

1992 - Mini-Grant Project:  Guest Conductors and Workshops

Children’s Music Workshop, Sat., Nov. 14, 1992, conducted by Lori Goldschmidt.  Fourth    Annual Highland Park Recorder Society Workshop, Nov. 14, 1992 with noted faculty Deborah Booth, Adam Gilbert, Gene Murrow, John DeLucia.  Guest Conductors: Pete Rose, John DeLucia, Lori Goldschmidt, Gene Murrow, Susana Plotquin-Schriftgiser, and Sharon Seeman.

1992 - Grant Award from the American Recorder Society to the Highland Park Recorder Society with a letter from Alan G. Moore, Executive Director of the American Recorder Society stating, “The Chapter Committee was impressed with the success of your recent children’s workshop and the publicity it generated.  Thank you for the good work you and your chapter are doing.”  Feb. 3, 1992.

1992-1993 - Mini-Grant Project:  Guest Conductors and Workshops (Reported in the Highland Park Herald, Feb. 5, 1993.)

1994-1995 - Oct. 27, 1994.  Letter of MCNAC Mini-grant Award.  La Contenance Angloise, Three Centuries of English Music.  May 7, 1995.

1995-1996 - La Dolce Impassionata.  Sunday, May 5, 1996. Conductor Robert W. Butts. Presbyterian Church, 100 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

1996-1997 - Les Petits Amours.  May 18, 1997

1997-1998 - Minstrel, Minnesinger, Musiker, Music from Renaissance and Baroque Germany.  Sunday, May 17, 1998, Bob Butts, conductor.  United Methodist Church.

2000-2001 - A Mediterranean Cruise. Music of Sepharad, Israel, Renaissance France, Spain and Italy.  Sunday, January 21, 2001.

2000-2001 - Polonaises to Polkas.  Ukrainian, Russian and Polish Music. Benefit concert for the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund.  Conductor, E. Michael Markwis. Garden State Sinfonia. June 10, 2001.  United Methodist Church, New Brunswick, NJ

2001-2002 - Favorite Suites, Renaissance, Baroque and Folk. Maurice Boyer, Conductor. April 27 or 28, 2002

2003-2004 - Soft and Suite, Baroque and Modern Music for Recorders and Strings. Sunday, March 28, 2004.  United Methodist Church, New Brunswick.

2004-2005 - The Fairest Isle, A British Musical Miscellany.  Conductor John Eisenhauer. Sunday, April 3, 2005, United Methodist Church.

2005-2006 - Music in the Age of Benjamin Franklin.  Baroque Music in Colonial and Federal America, for Orchestra and Chorus, the Garden State Sinfonia.   United Methodist Church, Sunday, April 2, 2006

Outreach:  Music in the Big Band Era, performed in the NJ Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park, NJ.  Audience, disabled seniors, up to age 100 .

Outreach:  Music for St. Patrick’s Day, performed by Dr. Lynn Gumert and Donna Messer.   Elmora School 12, Elizabeth, NJ. Inner-city Audience:  Over 650 children, 100 parents and 50 teachers = over 800 people.  March 17, 2006.

Outreach:  Music of Shakespeare. (Check location.)

2006-2007 - Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music.

April 21, 2007, Perth Amboy, NJ.  April 22, 2007

2007-2008 - Spanish, Sephardic and Latin American Music, 2007-2008.

2008-2009 - A Convergence of Musical Cultures:  Spain, the Netherlands and the Sephardim in the Old and New Worlds.  March 21, 2009, New Brunswick.  March 22, 2009, Beth Mordecai Synagogue, Perth Amboy, NJ

2011-2012 - Baroque Suites to the Sweet and Saucy Tango.  Minju Lee, Music and Artistic Director. In collaboration with the Germantown Country Dancers, in costume, and the Korean Children’s choir. Performed in the Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ to a full house.