Sunday, March 30, 2008

An Evening in Versailles

It could argued that there never was such a thing as a "harpsichord concert." Recitals for the masses probably didn't happen. Rather, the harpsichord (and most solo instruments, other than the organ) was an instrument of the salon. There is no doubt that the best way to hear the harpsichord is in a salon environment.

SDEMS board members Laurent Planchon and Kemer Thomson have been producing solo harpsichord events for several years now, most frequently in a wonderful private home already filled with antique instruments. The last concert for this season will return to that favored venue, with the return of French harpsichordist Laurent Stewart.

Noted for his fiery, sensitive and passionate interpretations of music of the Grand Si├Ęcle, acclaimed French harpsichordist Laurent Stewart returns to San Diego to conclude the season with a recital of pieces by the great 'musicians to the King' Louis XIV Jean-Henry D’Anglebert, Louis Marchand and Antoine Forqueray and rarely heard Rameau’s ‘pieces de clavecin en concert’.

Friday, April 11, 7.30pm
Private residence in Rancho Santa Fe
Suggested donation $20 general/$10 students

For more information
To reserve seats, send email to Kemer Thomson or call him at 619-840-3416.

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