I had the great pleasure of being invited to attend a marvelous two day conference at Mount Vernon where the replica of the harpsichord George Washington bought for his niece Nellie Custis made by John Watson. Presentations and concerts discussed the people, times and music from the world of George and Martha Washington and Nellie Custis and her family.
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.
Publication of solicited book review for The Galpin Society:
STEWART POLLENS: Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xv, 384 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-09657-8, £74.99, $120.
appearing in GSJ Volume LXXII (March 2019)
On October 14, 2018, Anne brought along one of the harpsichords she made and joined colleagues Marcy Brenner on viola da gamba, Ann Cafferty on baroque violin, and Jeana Melilli on baroque flute in a program of baroque trios and quartets by Telemann, Albinoni, Couperin, and Purcell playing in the prestigious Savannah Philharmonic Larsen Spotlight Chamber Music Series in downtown Savannah.
Anne’s baroque performance group, Savannah Baroque, was honored to perform at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville, South Carolina on August 26, 2018. Anne played a restored 18th century English harpsichord with fellow performers Marcy Brenner on viola da gamba, Jeana Melilli on baroque flute, Ann Cafferty on baroque violin, Eric Caines on baroque oboe, and Kyle Siddons baritone.
I am honored to have been chosen to play continuo for a performance of the incredible Bach B minor Mass, directed by Dr. Monica Harper Deckle.
Bach B minor Mass
Wesley Monumental Church
429 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31401
By now you know I am the harpsichordist/organist/music director of Savannah Baroque! We will be performing music by Vivaldi, Barbara Strozzi, and more.
Savannah Baroque presents:
Maestri Italiani: Italian Masters of the Baroque
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
54 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
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