Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series – Spring 2011

First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
12:15 pm

Free lunch follows each free recital.
Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard St.

Spring 2011 Featured Artists

March 23
Alexandre Djokic, violin, and Roburt Gajdos, piano

Alesandre Djokic is joined by pianist and composer Roburt Gajdos for a program that will include Schumann’s Sonata in D minor, op. 121. Djokic is a teacher at the Hun School and the Hunterdon and Central Bucks Conservatories, and Artistic Director of the Konzertgild Chamber Series. Gajdos teaches at the Solebury School, the Musical Arts Academy, and the Hellyer Performing Arts Center.

April 13
Frederick Urrey, tenor; Daniel Swenberg, lute, theorbo, guitar

This duo will perform repertoire from circa 1600-1820, including lute solos, works for voice and theorbo, and German Lieder. Urrey balances his performance career with teaching at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts. Swenberg performs with many ensembles, from Visceral Reaction to the Met Opera Company, and with soloists including Renee Fleming.

April 27
Maureen Hurd Hause, clarinet; Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano

Maureen Hurd Hause and pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti have each concertized widely in the U.S. and internationally, including in New York’s major concert halls. Hurd Hause has been a featured performer at several International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests®. She teaches and directs the woodwinds department at Mason Gross School of the Arts. A multiple Grammy® nominee, Franzetti performs and records as a soloist, a chamber musician, and collaborator.

May 11
Robert McMahon , accordion

Robert McMahon has long promoted classical music for the accordion through extensive performance, recording, composing, teaching and writing. He will perform works by Robert Baksa, Paul Creston, Ernst Krenek, and himself. McMahon teaches Theory and Composition at the College of New Jersey and offers the major in accordion there as well.

This program is funded in part by
Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
with assistance through a grant provided by
New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Dept of State

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