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.
I’ll be holding down the fort with Carey Beebe, discussing TPW kits showing instruments and kits from The Paris Workshop at the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition at the Radisson hotel in downtown Boston from June 15-18.
Come see a stage 1 kit as it comes, and a completed French single!
September 8-12, 2010
Attending Harmoniques 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The topic is Chopin and his Times, with special emphasis on his pianos.
John Gibbons performed with a fine array of other soloists from the The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the historic Cultural Center in Thomasville, Georgia. The all baroque program was recorded and should appear on the air at some point. John and the harpsichord sounded divine. I’m always very pleased with how well this instrument holds its own, while blending, and how well it records.
We had a wonderful whirlwind trip to England, staying in one of the dorms at the historic Sherborne School.
I had the pleasure of accompanying the choir for their beautiful performance at the Sherborne Abbey. We had the youngest choir both in ages of the children and years of existence of the choir. They performed so beautifully, the other conductors were moved to tears.
The joint concert of all the visiting choirs at Wells Cathedral the next night was beyond spectacular!
My 1884 upright Chickering piano was selected as part of a national level photo shoot. It was certainly an interesting and long day.
Well, I’m always pleased when pianos or harpsichords get attention.