The Highland Park Recorder Society (HPRS) pledges to donate profits from its March 17, 2018, “Back to Bach” concert of early music to Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund. The donation will help to provide critical aid to children and families who need it most as they recover from the devastating storm.
The HPRS concert – celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s 333rd birthday – will include the world premiere of a specially commissioned “Harpsichord Concerto in the Old Style” by John Franek and conducted by Sinhaeng Lee. Soloists include recorder artist John Burkhalter and harpsichordist Minju Lee, plus a guest appearance by the Cisraritanian Consort of Viols.
The Highland Park Recorder Society is an educational community of musicians, specializing in recorder and early music. HPRS members nurture instrumentalists and seek to foster an appreciation of the art and history of the recorder. The Society, in its 31st year, has been awarded a Local Arts Program grant from the Middlesex County Office of Arts & History (Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission) for $4,500; $1,200 of that award is designated for artistic innovation. The award recognizes HPRS’s dedication to providing access to New Jersey musical arts and its outreach to attract audiences that reflect the diversity of Middlesex County.
The early music concert, “Back to Bach,” will be performed at 8 p.m., March 17, 2018, at the United Methodist Church, 323 George Street, New Brunswick, N.J. The Church is handicapped-accessible. There are nearby parking decks and free handicapped parking on Liberty Street next to the church.