Schedule of Events:
10:30 am History of the piano: prepare to be surprised! Lecture-demo Journey through the early piano of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven–it’s very different from the piano you play!
11:30 am Scratch & Sniff: introducing pre-college students to early pianos. This compare and contrast session will allow students to experience the differences in sound, color, articulation, and expression.
1:15 pm Pre-concert conversation: Who played the piano and why? Sylvia Berry discusses the history of women at the keyboard and their role in commissioning and inspiring solo piano works.
2:00 pm Four Masters of the Fortepiano – Sylvia Berry reveals the full range of her instrument in this recital featuring works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and J.C. Bach.
3:15 pm Post-concert conversation: How does it work? with fortepiano builder Dale Munschy