Friday’s and Saturday’s programs culminate in evening concerts featuring keyboards from the collection, and Saturday’s concert will be followed by a closing reception.
The planned schedule includes:
Thursday, March 10: Registration opens at 12pm; afternoon guided tour of the museum;5pm reception with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres;
7:30 Concert: Elaine Funaro Recital: Early 18th-c. Italian sonatas Sutherland Gravicembalo,
Gabe Smallwood Recital: Bach, Duphly, L. Couperin, and Sweelinck Taskin Harpsichord
Friday, March 11: Museum open at 8:30am.
9:15 Tom Strange: Welcome; “The Sigal Music Museum, Its Genesis and the Collection”
9:45 Albert R. Rice: “The recorder collection in the Sigal Music Museum”
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Alan Montgomery Lecture-recital: “American Reed Organ Music”
11:00 Patrick Hawkins w/ Erika Cutler and Wim Winters (WW via Zoom): “Whole Beat Theory Applied in Beethoven’s G-major Violin Sonata, Op. 30, No. 3”
11:45 Break, lunch on your own
1:15 Akiko Konishi Recital: Third Suite by G. F. Handel Kirkman Harpsichord
1:45 Abigail Wilemon Lecture-recital: “Debussy & Resonance: Exploring the Capabilities of the Modern Piano in Comparison to its Predecessors” Erard
2:15 Soohyun Yun Lecture-recital: “Between Chopin and Bach in their Keyboard Solo Works” Erard/Broadwood
2:45 Coffee break
3:00 Patricia Garcia Gil Recital: Music of Marianna Martinez, Josepha von Auernhammer, and Pauline Viardot on Walter & Sohn
7:30 Chamber Music Concert: Andrew Willis and Friends; Randall Love and Andrew Willis, Mozart Duet Sonata K. 497 on 1784 Johann Stein
Stephanie Vial and Andrew Willis, Beethoven and Wölfl works for cello and piano on 1815 Walter & Sohn
Robin Morace, Stephanie Schmidt, and Andrew Willis, Bach Triple Concerto in C major BWV 1064, on two harpsichords and Sutherland Gravicembalo
Saturday, March 12: Museum open at 8:30am.
9:30 Darcy Kuronen Lecture: “Early American Pianos: Recent Research and Discoveries”
10:00 John Koster Lecture: “The Musical Alphabet and the Rise of the Keyboard as a Device of the Literate, Or, Why does the piano have more white keys than black keys?”
10:50 Coffee break
11:15 Stephanie Schmidt Lecture-recital: “Introducing the Nunns unichord and the ‘liegende Harfe’ (lying harp) Tafelklavier”
11:45 Break, lunch on your own
1:30 Jonathan Simmons and Patricia Garcia Gil Recital: Cello Sonatas by Benedetto Marcello and Christoph Schaffrath 1784 Stein
2:00 Anne Acker Lecture-recital: “Fortepiano or Harpsichord?: A brief look at works from a time of transition by three women composers”
2:30 Robin Morace Lecture-recital: “Moscheles Meets Beethoven, aka Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu” Broadwood / Erard
3:00 Break, dinner on your own
7:30 Concert – Matthew Bengtson Recital: Mozart and Huydts on Stein; Chopin, Liszt, Fauré, and Franck on Erard
9:00 Closing reception
Non- presenting students who wish to attend may request a wavier of fees through Dr. Andrew Willis or Dr. Tom Strange, due to the importance of material being presented and the sponsorship already received.
The following Instruments are available for use during the Festival:
- Harpsichords: Anonymous 1660, Kirkman 1761, Taskin 1769, Dulcken 1745
- Spinets: Keene & Brackley 1712, Kirkman 1742
- Grand pianos: Stein 1784, Walter & Son 1815, Schanz 1824, Broadwood 1845, Erard 1863
- Square pianos: Longman & Clementi 1799, R & W Nunns 1830, Nunns & Clark 1834
- Clavichord: Anonymous (Spain) 1780
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