2021 Seminar Series: Join us on May 10

Coming up on Monday, May 10th is our next Seminar in Early Music Performance, “Introduction to French Baroque Music.” The program will begin at 7:30 PM, with a Meet & Greet at 7:15 PM. (All times are Eastern Daylight Time.)

This seminar will discuss some of the issues encountered when playing French baroque music. We will learn about the musical establishment at the courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV; review issues of rhythm, articulation, and ornamentation; and then learn to add style to our playing. The repertory list comprises pieces by Franćois Couperin, Daniel Demoivre, and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre.

Lewis Baratz, HPRS Music Director for 2020-2021, and Sarah Davol, guest artist for this seminar, will demonstrate selections by Francois Couperin and Jacques Martin Hotteterre. As a group, we will play through the unaccompanied Suite in F Major of Daniel de Moivre on alto recorder.

Sarah Davol is our guest artist for this seminar. She is a nationally renowned oboist and baroque oboist. She is a founding member of American Classical Orchestra in NYC, principal oboist of Vox Ama Deus Orchestra in Philadelphia, and has been featured as concerto soloist with Amor Artis, Bachanalia, Big Apple Baroque, Concert Royal, La Fiocco, REBEL, RYM Ensemble, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Sinfonia, Connecticut Early Music Festival, and Victoria Bach Festival in Texas. She has toured Germany with Apollo Ensemble and Publick Musick, and South America and Mexico with Chanticleer and Wiener Akademie with actor John Malkovich. She is director of Englewinds, an Eco-music ensemble. Sarah is on the adjunct faculty of William Paterson University, and teaches period wind instruments at Rutgers University.   Visit our 2021 Event Page for more information or to register.

If you have any questions, please email Donna Messer, President of the Highland Park Recorder Society, at recorderdonna@gmail.com .

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners
Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.