LES AGRÉMENTS DE MUSIQUE was founded by Minju Lee and John Burkhalter to survey the grandeur and intimacy of the musical riches associated with the courts of Louis XIII, his son and heir Louis XIV and in turn his great-grandson Louis XV. The ensemble specializing exclusively in the field of French Baroque music, performs repertory on period instrument copies of recorders and harpsichord at the Paris/ Versailles pitch of a'=392, a whole step lower than today's more common a'=440.

MINJU LEE earned her bachelor's degree in Music Composition at Hanyang University in Korea, her master's degree and Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord Performance under Arthur Haas at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Artist Diploma at Oberlin Conservatory of Music under Lisa Crawford. She has many years of experience teaching harpsichord music, theory and basso continuo in the Korea National University of Art, Hanyang University and elsewhere. Ms. Lee has performed widely in Korea and the United States. Recent appearances have been with the early music groups Zorzal, The Practitioners of Musick, and La Fiocco.

JOHN BURKHALTER studied the performance of early music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston under Daniel Pinkham and the performance of Baroque music at Harvard University under the noted Dutch recorder virtuoso, scholar and conductor, Frans Bruggen. In addition, he received valuable instruction from the distinguished Swiss Baroque oboist and recorder player Michel Piguet. Artistic Director of The Practitioners of Musick, Mr. Burkhalter also performs with Le Triomphe de l'amour, Brandywine Baroque and the Princeton University early music group Musica Alta. He regularly performs in various English Country Dance Bands, most notably, with the Germantown Colonial Assembly of Philadelphia and New York's 92nd Street Y.

For booking and other information, please contact us at harpsichord77@gmail.com.
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January 23 2017
Jan-23-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's first monthly Recorder Playing Session of 2017, on Monday, January 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park.  There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on the following Mondays:  Feb 6 (Maestro Robert Butts), March 6 (Lewis R. Baratz), Apr 3 (TBD), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (TBD).

This month's guest conductor is Deborah Booth, noted and esteemed recorder player and performer on modern and historical flutes.  Learn more about Deborah Booth at flute-recorder-deborahbooth.com.

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 05 2017
Feb-05-2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 4PM, The Princeton Abbey presents Les Agréments de musique,** Minju Lee, harpsichord and John Burkhalter, reorder, in a performance of French Baroque music composed by Marais, Lully, Dieupart, and Louis & François Couperin. 

Suggested Donation: $15. 
Princeton Abbey 
75 Mapleton Road 
Princeton, NJ 08540 

For directions and additional information please call 609.285.7931 or visit princetonabbey.org.

**Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 06 2017
Feb-06-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's Recorder Playing Session on Monday, February 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park. There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on March 6 (Lewis R. Baratz), Apr 3 (TBD), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (TBD).

This month's guest conductor is Maestro Robert Butts, noted conductor and music director.  Learn more about Maestro Butts at http://baroqueorchestra.org/content/robert-w-butts-conductor-and-music-director-baroque-orchestra-new-jersey.

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 11 2017
Feb-11-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Le Médicin & La Musique. Elegant suites and medical curiosities from the French Baroque, including Marais's musical depiction of a bladder stone operation, with readings by actor Paul Hecht. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. 

Tickets available online, by mail or at the door. General admission $25; students free with ID; 3-concert subscriptions $70. 
Phone: 609-466-8541 

*Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for Early Music

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music

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