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Jean Ferrard and the Roaring Twenties of the 1600s

Jean Ferrard is one of “the most energetic, expert, and wide-ranging musicians of our time…an indefatigable teacher and performer,” wrote David Yearsley, professor of music, in a 2009 article in CounterPunch. Ferrard will perform music by Bull, Titelouze, Scheidt and Luython during the festival to inaugurate Cornell’s new baroque organ on Saturday, March 12, at 12:30 pm, in a concert he’s calling “The Roaring Twenties of the 1600s.”

In his CounterPunch article, Yearsley reflected on Ferrard’s career, from his post as Professor of Organ at the Royal Conservatory of Music to his decade-long publication of the Magazine de l’Orgue.  Full Story