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Musica Dolce. Devoted to the performance of Baroque music
Outreach performing ensemble of the Highland Park Recorder Society
From left to right: Lea Karpman, Janet Walker, Dean Poulsen, and Donna Messer.
United Methodist Church, April 2, 2006


Musica Dolce is an outreach performing ensemble of the Highland Park Recorder Society. Like their sixteenth-and seventeenth-century counterparts, the members of Musica Dolce meet to share artistic discoveries and ideas as reflected in music. Combining solo strings and winds with a harpsichord continuo, the musicians explore the vast repertory of concerti, suites, sonatas, fantasias, dances and sinfonias created by composers at the courts and in the cities of France, Italy, England, Spain and Germany. Musica Dolce seeks to recreate the spirit of an age that led composers to create complex scores, but allowed for a great deal of personal interpretation and embellishment. Share with them the pleasure and excitement of the music of the Renaissance and Baroque within the intimate ambiance of the camerata.

Musica Dolce plays sonatas, concerti and suites by members of the Bach family, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Corelli, Scarlatti, Marcello, Purcell, Boismortier, Hotteterre, Quantz, and other masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Members of the Highland Park Recorder Society, and of the Garden State Sinfonia, its chamber orchestra, and members of Musica Dolce (recorder, cello, harpsichord, and most recently, violin) do outreach performing in the community, and for under-served populations, such as disabled children and adults, senior citizens, inner-city children, disabled New Jersey veterans, and residents of nursing homes.

Musica Dolce includes Donna Messer, recorder, Lea Karpman, violin, Janet Walker, cello, and Dean Poulsen, harpsichord.

Contact: 
Click here to email Donna
Click here to email Janet
Click here to email Lea 
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March 03 2017
Mar-03-2017
March is National Early Music Month !!

Early Music Princeton* presents Stabat mater, a Lenten Evening, with vocal and instrumental works on the themes of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Works by Verancini, Biber, Telemann, Geminiani, J. S. Bach, and selections from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.  Jane Hines, director.

Friday March 3, 2017, 7 PM at the Princeton University Chapel.  Free admission.   For more information and directions, visit princeton.edu/music.


*Princeton Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
March 04 2017
Mar-04-2017
Another great awesome Salon 33 music and social event:  Join La Fiocco* for a program of virtuosic recorder music of the late Baroque, with harpsichord, theorbo, baroque guitar, and viola da gamba continuo. Lewis R. Baratz, recorder; Benjamin Berman, harpsichord; Isaac Louth, viola da gamba, and Daniel Boring, theorbo. Music of Andreas Heinrich Schultze, Francesco Barsanti, Michel de La Barre, Francesco Mancini, Ignazio Sieber, Jacques Paisible. and Robert Valentine.  

Salon 33 is an intimate venue located in Princeton, New Jersey.  You may arrive at 7 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 8 PM.  There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated.  $20 is suggested.  

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish.

This evening is the first of five early music events at Salon 33 in March 2017 in celebration of  Early Music Month!  Check our calendar listings for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 (for March 5, March 17, March 19, and March 31), and other concerts and events during Early Music Month!  

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 05 2017
Mar-05-2017
Salon 33 hosts another ensemble member of the Guild for Early Music in celebration of Early Music Month. Come hear a program of exquisite Renaissance music entitled "Weeping, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth."  The concert will include short pieces of a cappella music sung by the members of Mostly Motets*. This music reflects the emotions of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth as interpreted by three Thomases: Thomas Ford, Thomas Campion and Thomas Tomkins, with additional works by Claudio Monteverdi and others, conveying the depth of feelings as captured by these early music composers.  

You may arrive at 6 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 7 PM. There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated. $20 is suggested. 

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish. 

This evening is the second of our early music events at Salon 33 in March in celebration of Early Music Month! Check our calendar listings for March 17, March 19, and March 31 for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 and other events in celebration of Early Music Month.

*Mostly Motets is a member of the Guild for Early Music
 
March 06 2017
Mar-06-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's Recorder Playing Session on Monday, March 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.  

This month's guest conductor is Lewis R. Baratz, recorder player, harpsichordist, and director of La Fiocco period instrument ensemble.  Come celebrate Early Music Month with us.

Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on Apr 3 (Deborah Booth), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (Maestro Robert Butts).

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.

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