Savannah Baroque Members Anne Acker, harpsichord and Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba and tenor viol will play works by anonymous, Dowland, Kerll, Froberger, Marais,Sweelinck, Bach, and Vivaldi and others, for the inaugural concert of the 2021 Acker harpsichord commissioned by Central United Methodist Church of Florence, SC. In person limited attendance. 265 West Cheves Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501 | p: 843-662-3218
April 17, 2021
Central United Methodist Church
265 West Cheves St.
Florence, SC 29501
As part of the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, Anne rented the Charles Shubert ballroom at the Courtyard Marriot Downtown Boston with the dream of turning it into a unique display and performance space for keyboards, builders, and players. She included builders Doug Maple (clavichords), A. David Moore (organs), and Robert Hicks, as well as two early keyboard organizations, The Westfield Center for Historic Keyboard Studies and The Historical Keyboard Society of North America. The center of the room was set up for concerts which occurred daily. It turned out to be an amazing salon that went on all day every day of the exhibition! It was also the debut of the Hood/Acker replica of an 1816 Nannette Streicher piano.
Jeana Melilli has talked me into doing a program at Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concert and I have to say I’m really exited!
With Ashley Adams, soprano, and Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba, Jeana on traverso, and myself on harpsichord.
Savannah Baroque: Young People’s Concert
Spivey Hall at Clayton State College
2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260, USA
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
11:15 am -12:15 pm
On Nov.9 at 10 in the morning, Eric Caines, baroque oboe and myself will appear on WTOC’s Live in the Morning show to talk about Savannah Baroque and our upcoming concert on Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. We plan to make a little live music too. Wish us luck!
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!
I attended Forte/Piano, a once in a lifetime gathering of the world’s many of the greatest lovers of the historical piano including performers, scholars, and builders. Words cannot express. It was an honor and a privilege.
I will be showing kits as well as debuting the AMD Logo line of harpsichords from the Atelier Marc Ducornet.
Attended a fabulous meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, for which I serve on the Board, in beautiful Montreal at McGill University.
May 31, 2014, at The Annual Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio. Presented a paper on research at The Piano Design Lab, University of Waterloo, Ontario by Dr. Stephen Birkett and myself. Results to be published, so you’ll just have to suffer and wonder here!
I had a great time exhibiting at the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, running the booth for The Paris Workshop with the other North American agent, Gerald Self. I also brought two of my own instruments, a Flemish Double Manual harpsichord and a fretted clavichord, both of which I was gratified to see were well received. I’ll be back in 2015!