2017 Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition

I had the great pleasure of exhibiting at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition with display of the beautiful instruments from the AMD line from Atelier Marc Ducornet along with two kits from The Paris Workshop and a clavichord of my own making.  Julien Bailly and Lucie Ducornet came from France to help at the booth. We had a wonderful time, saw so many old friends, made new friends, and sold some instruments and kits!

May 13, 2017: Savannah Baroque presents: “Le Donne in Musica”

I am delighted to announce a performance of my group, Savannah Baroque, in “Le Donne in Musica”, a program about and by women of music, with sopranos Tina Zenker Williams and Ashley Roper, baroque violinist Ann Cafferty, baroque flute Jeana Melilli and gambist Marcy Jean Brenner. I, of course, play the harpsichord.

May 13, 2017

St. John’s in Savannah (Episcopal)
1 W. Macon St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Two performances: 12 noon and 7 p.m.

for more information and tickets see: www.savannahbaroque.org

Savannah Baroque - Le Donne in Musica poster

Piano Technicians Journal publication

I was honored to be asked to write an article about my friend and mentor, Margaret Hood for The Piano Technicians Journal

“Margaret Hood: Piano Maker, Artist, Philosopher, Mentor”, Piano Technicians Journal, Vol. 59, no. 11, (November 2016), 16-19.

publication in Oxford Bibliographies, “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments”

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of an article to Oxford Bibliographies. They inform me that the official citation form is as follows:

Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

 

online version:

Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” Oxford Bibliographies in “Music”. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, published and last modified May 24, 2017. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199757824/obo-9780199757824-0204.xml?rskey=CWgeI4&result=47

DOI 10.1093/OBO/9780199757824-0204.

 

Savannah Baroque presents “Love and Passion”

I am delighted to announce a performance of my group, Savannah Baroque, in “Love and Passion”, a program of music about love lost, love won, the joys and sorrows of the passions: with sopranos Tina Zenker Williams and Ashley Roper, baroque violinist Ann Cafferty, baroque flute Jeana Melilli and gambist Marcy Jean Brenner. I, of course, play the harpsichord.

St. John’s in Savannah (Episcopal)
1 W. Macon St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Two performances: 12 noon and 7 p.m.

for more information and tickets see www.savannahbaroque.org

Advent with The Goliards, St. John’s in Savannah

Dec. 15, 5 pm. The Goliards provides music for Advent for the evening service at St. John’s in Savannah (Episcopal), 1 W. Macon St., Savannah, GA 31401.

For this performance I play sinfonye and organ, along with John Hillenbrand, vielle and Cuffy Sullivan, voice.

Amahl and The Night Visitors with The Garrison School for the Arts

I am delighted to be playing piano (as the orchestra) for two performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, performing along with some marvelous guest artists including Roger Moss and Rebecca Flaherty and the ‘shepherds’ from the Garrison School for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia.

Dec. 9, 10, 7 p.m.
Asbury Methodist Church
1008 E. Henry St.
Savannah, GA

The Voices That Are Gone: Rediscovering 19th Century American Song, by Anne Beetem and Richard Turner: Continuo Magazine, Dec. 1997

Cleaning out some files today, I rediscovered a old publication from Continuo Magazine, December 1997. Richard Turner and I had been asked to write an article by publisher Matthew Redsell to compliment our then new recording of 19th century American songs, “Voices That Are Gone”. It has some nice photos in it including one of Richard and myself researching at the Library of Congress with librarian Wayne Shirley.

Book Review in The Journal of The American Musical Instrument Society

Reviewed for The American Musical Instrument Society Journal, JAMIS (41) 2015

The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation and Repair from mid-19th century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, as well as Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired, translated by Fred Sturm, Kansas City: Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, 2015

The Goliards Present The Christmas Story in Medieval Song, December 20, 2015

The Goliards present The Christmas Story in Medieval Song on December 20, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA (31st & Abercorn St.)

For our annual Christmas performance this year we have a host of singers and period instrumentalists, including recorder, vielles, harp, percussion and recorder, and myself on symphonie and portative organ.