The schedule of concerts for the March Concert Festival and Conference to inaugurate Cornell’s new baroque organ has just been released!
The keynote concert will feature Harald Vogel, professor of organ at the University of the Arts Bremen and founder of the North German Organ Academy, performing music by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bruhns, and the Bachs on Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m., at Anabel Taylor Chapel. The concert will be repeated Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, March 10, Jacques van Oortmerssen, professor of Organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory, performs an all-J. S. Bach program, at 6:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., at Anabel Taylor Chapel.
On Friday, March 11, 12:30 p.m., Jean Ferrard, professor at the Royal Conservatory, Brussels, and Annette Richards, Cornell professor of music, present works from 18th-century Berlin. Later, at 6:30 p.m., and again at 8:30 p.m., Steven Zohn, baroque flute, professor of music at Temple University, and Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano, join David Yearsley, Cornell professor of music, to offer music of Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Graun and a premiere by graduate student composer Zachary Wadsworth.
Saturday afternoon’s official inaugural program will also feature the premiere of a new composition for baroque organ and other media by Kevin Ernste, Cornell professor of music, performed by Annette Richards.
The events are co-sponsored by the Cornell Department of Music, the Institute for German Cultural Studies at Cornell, and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.