2021 Seminar Series: Join us on June 14

On Monday, June 14th the HPRS will present the final of nine Zoom seminars in 2020-2021 on Early Music Performance, “English Division Music Around 1700.” The program will begin with a Meet & Greet at 7:15 P.M. (All times are Eastern Daylight Time.) Dr. Lewis Baratz and guest artist Matthew Weinman, professional lutenist, composer, and theorbo player, will discuss The Art of Division on the Ground Bass, a quasi-improvisatory style of the late 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. Professional violinist and guest artist, Lea Karpman, will assist with musical examples.

All participants will be invited to play through three pieces from John Walsh’s 1706 publication, “The Division Flute” on alto recorder. The music will be sent in advance to all who register. Matthew Weinman’s book, The Baroque Musician’s Book of Grounds, is a comprehensive collection of ground bass progressions and their variations. It is published by Turtles and Twins Press and is available in hardcopy and PDF at https://www.earlymusicbooks.com.

Matthew Weinman graduated from the Mannes College of Music in Historical Performance and earned his Master’s in music from Columbia University. He is a professional lutenist, plucked string teacher, and composer with vast knowledge of 16th and 17th century compositional forms as a stimulus to invention. Matthew’s music has been published by the Lute Society of England and The Lute Society of America. He studied Renaissance Lute, Baroque Lute and Theorbo with Pat O’Brien and Paul O’Dette, and music theory and composition with Dan Cataneo, Maria Rojas, David Loeb, and Robert Cuckson.

Lea Karpman began her violin studies in Israel as a child and continued after moving to the United States. She has participated in chamber music programs at the Mannes College of Music/New School, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has attended music programs at Music Mountain, Vassar College, and Dartmouth College. Lea currently performs with the baroque recorder ensemble Musica Dolce, the Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, and the Society of Musical Arts; she is also a freelancer throughout the state of New Jersey. She teaches violin privately at her studio, Fourelle Music, in Springfield, NJ, and is also affiliated with Musika LLC.

Visit our 2021 Event Page for more information or to register.

The deadline to register is 5:00 P.M. Friday, June 11.

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.