1864 Steinway Square Grand Restoration

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!

Nov. 18, 2017: Master Class Recital, Sumter, SC

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

1 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church

226 W. Liberty St.

Sumter, SC 29150

Nov. 12, 2017 Savannah Baroque in “1685: Music of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti”

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

4 pm

Wine Reception to follow

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

311 E. Harris St.

Savannah, GA  31401

 

Nov. 9, 2017 Savannah Baroque Interview on WTOC: Live in the Morning

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!

 

 

Summer Working Road Trip 2017

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.

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