Savannah Baroque presents “Le Concert Royal: Music from the Court of Versailles” featuring Ashley Adams, soprano; James Hall, tenor; Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba; Jeana Melilli, traverso; Ann Cafferty, baroque violin; and myself on harpsichord as part of the concert series at St. Peter’s on Skidaway Island.
Le Concert Royal: Music from the Court of Versailles
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
3 W. Ridge Rd.
Savannah, Ga 31411
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
I am pleased to be returning as principal harpsichordist with the Savannah Philharmonic, and featuring Savannah Baroque’s baroque flute player, and my good friend Jeana Melilli in Vivaldi’s a minor piccolo concerto! Selections also include Handel’s Fireworks and Water Music, and the Bach Orchestra Suite #3. I don’t know which harpsichord I will bring yet. Jeana and I will also be speaking to and demonstrating to the Savannah Chatham County Public School students at the Education Outreach Open Rehearsal.
The Savannah Philharmonic
Jan. 27, 7:30 pm
Lucas Center for the Arts
32 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
I am pleased to be returning with The Goliards, playing sinfonye, gittern and organ with John Hillenbrand on vielle and rebec, and Cuffy Sullivan vocals and percussion.
Title to be announced!
Dec. 3, 2017
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1802 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
I’ve been very neglectful adding instruments I work on into this website. I work on so many and would rather be in the workshop or on the road than updating my websites.
This is a beautiful Steinway square ca. 1864 restored for a private owner in Pennsylvania. Yes, the lid went on before it went home. Original finish cleaned up. Massively damaged legs restored using wire armature and wood epoxy and stain to resculpt and faux finish. Sweet sounding instrument!
I am pleased to announce I have been invited to return to Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter, SC to give another Master Class at with short lecture adapted to the audience, and a mini-recital. We had great fun last time, working with students from 10 to teens to adults past the age of telling.
Nov. 18, 2017
Trinity United Methodist Church
226 W. Liberty St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Savannah Baroque will make its debut at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah’s 2017-2018 Concert Series on Nov. 12, 2017. The artists include: myself on harpsichord; Ann Cafferty, baroque violin; Jeana Melilli, traverso; Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba; Tina Zenker Williams, soprano; Kyle Siddons, baritone.
We will be playing diverse music by three great composers born in 1685, J.S. Bach, Handel, and Domenico Scarlatti, and featuring music from Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, in honor of her name day on Nov. 22.
1685: Music of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti
Nov. 12, 2017
Wine Reception to follow
Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah
311 E. Harris St.
Savannah, GA 31401
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!
Several times a year, I make circuits where I work for various people and institutions and sometimes deliver and pick up instruments. Early August I traveled 3142 miles over two weeks, with stops outside Philadelphia, PA, Aiken, SC, delivered a new AMD Le Cadet harpsichord near Asheville, NC, Sumter SC, Savannah, GA, Davie, FL, Miami and Miami Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Athens, GA, and more I can’t remember right now. A highlight was working at La Merced, a fabulous new reconstruction of a Spanish baroque chapel in North Miami, preparing a newly acquired harpsichord for a concert in September.
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!