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Maestro Robert W. Butts welcomes Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief
of Cultural Resources at Washington's Headquarters, Morristown National
Historical Park, and soprano Timothy Maureen Cole to the next
exciting episode of
Bach, Bagels, and Bob.
Dr. Pfister found and immediately
recognized the significance of this rare discovery and contacted Maestro
Butts. Together, they brought the music to life in unforgettable
performances of music not heard for over three hundred years—and some arias perhaps heard for the
very first time of all!
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Morristown
National Historical Park, Maestro Butts, and Dr. Pfister have collaborated
on several wonderful concerts featuring new and old music related to
historical documents in the museum's collection.
Just two amazing examples: 1) musicians performed Elizabethan music
while the museum displayed a document signed by Queen Elizabeth I;
2) music composed by Maestro Butts to poems of 18th century African-American
poet Phyllis Wheatley while Dr, Pfister displayed and discussed one of
the very few signed copies of the 1763 publication.
Soprano Timmie Cole has sung on several of these concerts—bringing the lead character of Scarlatti's work to life as well as
premiering new works.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet the
artists and hear excerpts from these unforgettable collaborations!