Wednesday, May 4, 2016

RARITAN MUSIC FESTIVAL RUNS SATURDAYS IN MAY: OPENS MAY 7

Raritan River Music

27th Raritan River Music Festival:  
Change Your Music │ Change Your Mind

WHEN: May 7 – 28, 2016
WHERE:
Prallsville Mills, 22 Risler Street (Route 29), Stockton, NJ

TICKETS: Advance tickets $21; $14 for students and seniors.  (Tickets at the door, if available $25; $15 for students and seniors.) 
Discount subscriptions for the festival are available. 
For more information and reservations: 
Phone: 908-213-1100. 
E-Mail: info@RaritanRiverMusic.org  
www.RaritanRiverMusic.org

The award-winning Raritan River Music Festival brings world-renowned performers to historic locations in picturesque settings throughout rural Western New Jersey.

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La Fiocco (Baroque Ensemble):
Colonists and Rebels:  Music of New Jersey and Pennsylvania from Colonial and Federal America

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
The Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, is located on the Delaware River on Route 29, ¼ mile north of Stockton.

Musicians include artistic director Lewis R. Baratz (recorder, harpsichord, and 18th-century English square piano), Benjamin Berman (harpsichord and fortepiano), soprano Rochelle Reed, Dan McCarthy (period violinist), Loren Ludwig (violist da gamba), and Daniel Boring and John Lacombe (lutes and early guitars).

The concert program by La Fiocco—the Baroque ensemble that performs on period instruments—is a celebration of the early settlers of what are today the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Beginning with music heard at the court of James I, during whose reign both the Halve Maen (Half Moon) and the Mayflower departed England for North America, this concert will also present music of the Dutch Republic (settlement of Pavonia), New Sweden (parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware), and after the English fleet captured all the lands of New Netherland in 1664.  La Fiocco commemorates these early settlers, and then continues with songs of the American Revolution and the early Federal period, when Philadelphia was the nation’s temporary capital. 

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BEBIMBOP: Acquaintances Revisited

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:30pm
WHERE: Stanton Reformed Church1 Stanton Mountain Road, Lebanon, NJ

 

SAUER, ZORI, GERLACH TRIO: Between Heaven and Earth

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 17 Greenwich Church Road (at Route 173), Stewartsville, NJ

Thomas Sauer, piano
Carmit Zori, violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello

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NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROCHELLE ELLIS, SOPRANO: ¡España!

WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:30pm
WHERE: Bethlehem Presbyterian Church2 Race StreetUnion Township, NJ