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Performing History with Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ - Day 1

October 22, 2015
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

A four-day festival of concerts, master classes, and paper sessions, marking the tenth anniversary of the installation of the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. Distinguished guest performers and scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe will join faculty and students from the University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences and the Eastman School of Music in a celebration of this unique cultural artifact and its historical trace.

With its original pipework from the 17th and 18th centuries, and fully restored casework from the 1770s, Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery is the only full-size Italian Baroque organ in North America. Its unique and beautiful sonorities offer a “living recording” of sounds made hundreds of years ago.

The festival opens with a keynote address given by Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art at the Memorial Art Gallery, and a concert given by internationally renowned organist Roberto Antonello (Italy). Antonello’s program explores Italian organ music through the ages and its influence on the European keyboard tradition.

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
6.30 PM Festival Welcome Speeches
6.45 PM Keynote Address: Nancy Norwood (Curator of European Art, Memorial Art Gallery)

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
7.30 PM Concert: An Italian Perspective
Roberto Antonello (Treviso, Italy) - organ
Works by Gabrieli, Muffat, Buxtehude, Bach, Galuppi, Bovet

All festival events are free and open to the public. Concert tickets must be reserved in advance, due to limited seating capacity. Please contact: italianbaroqueorganmag@gmail.com. Any remaining concert tickets will be made available at the door one hour before the concert starts.

Sponsored by the Humanities Project, University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences.

Category: Humanities Project Events