March 23, 2024 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Abraham Staats House
17 von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook
$20 per person with Advance Reservations; $25 at the door

Join us for this unique opportunity ~ a live performance of music enjoyed and played in Colonial America! The Practitioners of Musick will offer a program 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: http://www.practitionersofmusick.org

The Practitioners of Musick ensemble was founded to offer the musical riches of 17th and 18th century Great Britain and Ireland, and the Colonial and early Federal periods in America. Founder 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 www.staatshouse.org 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.