Message from the President of the Highland Park Recorder Society
We are thrilled to welcome you to the fifth in our series of five near-weekly early music online performances in an artistic collaboration of the Highland Park Recorder Society with Collegium Musicum of New Jersey.
Sunday, May 31, 2020, 3:00 P.M. Join us for “Hidden Treasures of the Baroque,” including music rarely heard and newly discovered Baroque music that is unknown in the West. We bring you a unique program with distinguished artists.
Marco Uccellini (1603 or 1610 to 1680), Sinfonie Boscarecie, Opus VIII, No. 27, ‘Arcadicha,’ and No. 28, ‘A Suavissima,’ Published in Venice, 1660.
William Babell, (1690-1723), Concerto No. 6, Opus 3 in F Major for Two Recorders
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704), Battalia à 10 (1673)
“Polotsk Notebook,” A Suite of Dances from a 16th and 17th Century collection of Belarusian Baroque Music, originally hand-written in lute tablature, from the village of Ostrometchevo in the Brest area of Belarus, deciphered, transcribed into modern notation and arranged especially for this program by award-winning Belarusian-American composer Sergey Khvoshchinsky.
Collegium Musicum Strings:
Alexei Yavtuhovich, Collegium Musicum President – Violin
Dennis Krasnokutsky, Philadelphia Virtuosi Principal Violist – Viola
Mira Kang, Music Director of Veritas Youth Orchestra – Cello
Steven Russell, Conductor and Director of the Garden State Philharmonic.
Debra Biderman, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Violin
Paul Dorsey, Harpsichord restorer, recorder, Robert Dorsey, recorder, and members of the Veritas Youth Orchestra - violin and cello.
Sergey Khvoshchinsky, Composer and Arranger of Music from “Polotsk Notebook” especially for this program; Pianist, Organist, Choir Director, Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, St. Paul, MN; Winner of numerous composer competitions in America and the Soviet Union.