Richie and Elaine Henzler will play a free recorder concert at the Town of Johnsburg Library, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, following the last scheduled North Creek 3rd Thursday Art Walk of 2011.
The Henzlers, proprietors of Courtly Music Unlimited, have made music together since their days as students at Julliard School. In New York City, they performed in every borough for all occasions — concerts, art gallery openings, weddings and more.
As teachers they taught in numerous neighborhood music schools, and were recommended by the New York Times as a “Best Bet” as teachers.
They held “Recorder Bashes” where 60 to 80 players would gather to play for a day, an activity that was featured on National Public Radio.
They also performed in and ran a concert series on Broadway featuring American Performers on Recorder. In 1987, they opened their retail business on 72nd and Broadway. They moved their operation to Warrensburg in 1993, and they continue to give recorder workshops all over the northeast.
An “Evening of Courtly Music” will introduce the audience to the wide range of sizes and sounds of recorders as well as to music for the recorder from Medieval to modern. Refreshments will be served. The Town of Johnsburg Library (251-4343) is on Main Street in North Creek opposite the Tannery Pond Community Center.