Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Harpsichord Recital at UCLA this Friday!

My brother-in-law Eric Wang will be performing a free harpsichord recital at UCLA this Friday, June 1. Here's the UCLA events listing for it (with parking directions), and here is an abridgement of Eric's invitation to the show:
Greetings, friends, family, and colleagues! I am pleased to announce, and invite you to, my second solo harpsichord recital. I will be presenting a program of 17th-18th century keyboard music, on two different harpsichords.
This is an especially exciting event for me because it is the public debut of my own instrument, a beautiful five-octave Italian harpsichord that I had built last year by Yves Beaupré in Montréal.

The recital will be held in the Rotunda at UCLA’s Powell Library, which is a wonderful environment for these casual concerts, and the acoustics are simply superb.

Admission is free, and the program will last approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. I will be offering commentary throughout.

Date: Friday, June 1, 2007 at 8:00pm.
Location: UCLA, Powell Library (also known as the College Library), Rotunda
(Powell Library is across the plaza from Royce Hall)

Program:
Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-67): Toccata in D Minor FbWV 102
Froberger: Partita in D Minor FbWV 602b
Froberger: Partita in G Minor FbWV 614
Froberger: Partita in A Major FbWV 608

(intermission)

Antonio Soler (1729-83): Sonata in C Major
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): 3 Sonatas
i) Sonata in G Major K. 455
ii) Sonata in E Major K. 531
iii) Sonata in G Major K. 413
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Suite No. 5 in E Major HWV 430

Instruments featured:
Italian harpsichord by John Phillips (1979) after Carlo Grimaldi (ca. 1697)
Italian harpsichord by Yves Beaupré (2006) after an anonymous mid-18th-century instrument

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