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21-Mar-2009
Highland Park Recorder Society - March 21, 2009, 7:30 PM - New Brunswick***
17th-Century Spanish, Dutch, Sephardic, and New World Music

The Highland Park Recorder Society (HPRS) will present a dynamic concert in collaboration with Zorzal Music Ensemble as part of the international celebration of the seventeenth Annual Play-the-Recorder Month, and in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the HPRS. 

The concert will take place Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. at the United Methodist Church, corner of George Street at Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

The concert will celebrate 17th-century Spanish, Dutch and Sephardic music in Spain, in the Netherlands and in their New World colonies.  The music will explore the relationship between Dutch, Spanish and Sephardic music and cultures, and Catholic, Protestant and Jewish religions.

Conductor-composer Lynn Gumert, Music and Artistic Director of both the HPRS and Zorzal Music Ensemble will conduct. The program features vocal quartet, recorders, violins, guitar, harpsichord, viola da gamba, cello, and Latin American percussion, and the world premier of a new composition, “Exile” by Dr. Lynn Gumert, especially commissioned by the Highland Park Recorder Society for our 2009 concerts.

Discounted tickets are available if purchased by March 14. Tickets are $15.  Seniors/Students $10.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Order in advance and save $2 per ticket.  Mail check by March 14 to:  HPRS, 431 Lincoln Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904.  Indicate on the check the number of tickets. A very unusual program, performed with flair and artistry. Do join us.

This program will be repeated on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 at Congregation Beth Mordecai, 224 High Street, Perth Amboy.


***The Highland Park Recrdoer Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music