Upcoming Events

THROUGH MONDAY JUNE 12, 2023

Academy of Fortepiano Performance Workshop & Festival

DOCTOROW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, VILLAGE OF HUNTER, NY

The Academy of Fortepiano Performance is a perfect introduction for pianists who have an interest in playing early instruments, as well as an intensive study opportunity for experienced students of period performance practice. Led by renowned performers and specialists, students will participate in lessons, master classes, and workshops supported by plentiful access to pianos from the 18th and 19th century or their modern replicas.

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Lecture/Recital with Stephanie Schmidt: Music at Home: The Life of a Square Piano in the early 19th Century

May 31, 2023

Lecture/Recital with Stephanie Schmidt: Music at Home: The Life of a Square Piano in the early 19th Century

DOCTOROW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, VILLAGE OF HUNTER, NY

An aural journey to the past, featuring little-known works and composers chosen to match the personalities of the instruments. Taking inspiration from a time when home entertainment was, of necessity, locally-sourced, a variety of contemporaneous dances, transcriptions, character pieces, and folk-based music are brought back to life.

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Lecture-Concert with Robert Levin: Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart's Keyboard Music

June 3, 2023

Lecture-Concert with Robert Levin: Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart's Keyboard Music

DOCTOROW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, VILLAGE OF HUNTER, NY

A lecture-performance exploring extempore ornamentation in Mozartís keyboard music. Mr. Levin will explain the historical basis for the practice of performers adding ornaments to Mozartís music, illustrating this practice through his perforning of selected Mozart sonata movements, a performance of one of Mozartís complete sonatas and his completion of one of Mozartís unfinished sonata fragments.

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