Dowtown Lunchtime Recital Series

First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
12:15 pm
A free lunch follows each free recital.
Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard St.

Fall 2010 Featured Artists

September 22 I Virtuosi del Seicento
Brought together by their mutual love of early baroque music, this group was founded in 2005 by Timothy Urban to bring life to intimate sacred and secular chamber music. The program, Amarilla mia bella: The Art of Embellishment, explores the development of variation techniques particularly for Giulio Caccini’s song of the same name, written in 1601. Tim Urban plays the recorder, Shea Velloso the organ, and Mark Johnstone is featured on the theorbo.

October 13 Roger Verdi, trombone and Martha Locker, piano
Roger Verdi has toured the United States with his trombone playing Opera and Musical Theater. He has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, the New Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Riverside Symphony, and others. Martha Locker is a world-traveling soloist and chamber musician who has performed with groups such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

October 27 Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble
Nicole Wines, Holly Taylor, and Francisco C. Gomez present The Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble, which plays music to raise interest in the preservation of Caribbean Cultures. Their program will feature an important segment of Cuban secular music from the 1940’s and ’50’s, in the trio and conjunto styles of Old Havana.

November 10 Alessandra Tiraterra, piano
Alessandra Tiraterra has performed for many institutions in the U.S. and Europe, including Kopleff Recital Hall, the Steinway Society, and Carnegie Hall. She has won many awards in international piano competitions and is currently employed in various capacities as a concert pianist and piano teacher.
This program has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; through a grant provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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