The Practitioners of Musick:“18th Century Dutch Music in America”

Enjoy a live performance of music enjoyed and played in Colonial America! The Practitioners of Musick will offer a program at the historic Abraham Staats House (c.1740) that reflects late 17th and 18th century Dutch and English popular music heard in New Netherlands and its capital, New Amsterdam.  A march composed in honor of American General von Steuben, who used the home as his military headquarters during the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-79, will also be featured. Additional fascinating notes on this vibrant program:

John Burkhalter provides information about the pieces, and performs these delightful early works on recorder, accompanied by Donovan Klotzbeacher, who has performed widely as harpsichordist and appeared in a series of New Jersey Network [NJN] broadcasts featuring period music in 18th century houses and taverns.  $20 per person with Advance Reservations; $25 at the door   Advance reservations via:  Eventbrite; under “Events” at or by phone: 732-369-3583   House opens at 2:30 for seating; performance begins at 3PM. Light refreshments and tours of the historic house to follow from 4:15-5PM close.

Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. / 17 von Steuben Lane South Bound Brook NJ 08880   E-mail: [email protected]     Website:  Tel: 732-369-3583     Mail: PO Box 115, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.

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