2021 Seminar Series: Join us on February 8

For this month’s Seminar, on February 8th, 2021, we will meet via Zoom at 7:15 P.M. for a Meet-&-Greet. At 7:30 P.M. Lewis Baratz will discuss ornamentation in the late Baroque era, c. 1700 to 1750. We will learn about “French graces,” how to play trills, mordants, and appoggiaturas, and then examine the more florid ornamentation seen in the sonatas of Handel, Telemann, Babell, Corelli, and Geminiani. Read More ›

2021 Seminar Series: Join us on January 11

Coming up on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 7:15 P.M. EST, USA, will be Seminar #4, Playing 17th-century Italian Music, of the Seminar Series in Early Music Performance of the Highland Park Recorder Society. Read More ›

2021 Seminar Series: Join us on December 14

In December’s early music seminar, we will indulge in the art of ornamentation during the late Renaissance and explore the virtuoso variation technique of the early 17th century. We will explore the many examples of Sylvesto Ganassi (1535) and Diego Ortiz (1553) and learn to decode the variation technique of the 17th-century Dutch recorder virtuoso Jacob van Eyck. Read More ›

2021 Seminar Series: Join us on November 9

This month, we will explore the many varied articulations that make the recorder sparkle in consort and solo music, and also learn how to tackle difficult passages.  We will play exercises and some examples from the 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century repertories that will lead to the foundation for a solid technique. Read More ›

2021 Seminar Series in Early Music Performance

The Board of the Highland Park Recorder Society is thrilled to announce that at their September 2, 2020 Board meeting they decided enthusiastically and unanimously to engage the dynamic Lewis R. Baratz, Ph.D., Music Director of the successful and famed early music ensemble La Fiocco, to be the Music Director of the Highland Park Recorder Society for the year 2020-2021. Read More ›