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Performing History with Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ - Day 2

October 23, 2015
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

A day of events exploring Girolamo Frescobaldi's Il primo libro di Toccate (Rome, 1615) and its cultural and intellectual context. 

Frescobaldi’s Il primo libro di Toccate heralded a new style in keyboard composition, innovative and striking in its musical gestures and harmonic language. This beautifully engraved publication was rapidly disseminated across Europe, spreading Frescobaldi’s innovations to a new generation of keyboard composers. Armando Carideo’s morning master class offers a rare inside view into the performance of this complex repertoire. The afternoon paper session explores the cultural and intellectual background of Frescobaldi’s innovations in art, science, poetry, and vocal music, together with the symbolic and liturgical role of the organ in Baroque Rome. An evening concert by Edoardo Bellotti, with organ and harpsichord works by Frescobaldi and sung Italian madrigals of the period, develops themes from the afternoon paper session.

Part of the Humanities Project, "Performing History: The Italian Baroque Organ and its Cultural Intersections."

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Organ Masterclass with Armando Carideo (Rome): The Organ Works of Girolamo Frescobaldi

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
2:00 – 5:00 PM Paper Session I:
Chair: Kerala Snyder (Eastman School of Music)

Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music): From Vocal Madrigal to the Keyboard Toccatas of Frescobaldi
Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music): The Importance of Being Witty in 17th Century Italy
Laura Smoller (University of Rochester): Magic and Science in the Age of Frescobaldi
Edoardo Bellotti (Eastman School of Music): The 'Tricks of the Trade': Working with Adriano Banchieri's L'Organo Suonarino

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
7:30 PM Concert: From Madrigal to Toccata: Girolamo Frescobaldi
Edoardo Bellotti (Eastman School of Music) - organ and harpsichord

All festival events are free and open to the public. Concert tickets must be reserved in advance, due to limited seating capacity. Please contact: 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