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Full Schedule: Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Italian Baroque Organ

Performing History with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration

GENERAL INFORMATION

A four-day festival (October 22-25, 2015) of concerts, masterclasses, and paper sessions marking the tenth anniversary of the installation of Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.

Installation of the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, June 2005; feat. David Higgs, organ.

Full Event Schedule:

Thursday, October 22               

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
6:30pm     Welcome Speeches
6:45pm     Keynote Address: Nancy Norwood (Curator of European Art, Memorial Art Gallery)

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
7:30pm     Concert: An Italian Perspective

Roberto Antonello (Treviso, Italy), organ
Works by Gabrieli, Muffat, Buxtehude, Bach, Galuppi, Bovet

Friday, October 23
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Primo Libro di Toccate (1615) and its cultural context

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
9:00-11:00am     Organ Masterclass with Armando Carideo (Italy): Frescobaldi’s Organ Works

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
2:00-5:00pm       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
7:30pm               Concert: From Madrigal to Toccata: Girolamo Frescobaldi

Edoardo Bellotti (Eastman School of Music), organ and harpsichord
Repertoire from Frescobaldi’s Il Primo Libro di Toccate (1615, 1637) and Toccate, Libro Secondo (1627), with vocal madrigals by Arcadelt and Marenzio.

Saturday, October 24
Domenico Zipoli and the Jesuits in 18th-Century South America 

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
10:00am-        Organ Masterclass with Roberto Antonello: Organ Works of Zipoli and His Contemporaries
12:00pm

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
2:00-5:00pm   Paper Session II
                       Chairs: Daniel Zager (Eastman School of Music) and Pablo Sierra (University of Rochester)

Roberto Antonello (Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza, Italy): Italian Influences in the Music of the Jesuit Reductions
Armando Carideo (Rome, Italy): The Jesuits and the Roman Organ Tradition
Curt Cadorette (University of Rochester, Religion and Classics): Eyes and See not; Ears and Hear not?: The Ambiguity of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America
Alfredo Colman (Baylor University): The Transplanted [Colonial] Harp: Master Symbol of Paraguayan Identity?

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
7:30pm           Concert: Missa a San Ignacio (Domenico Zipoli)

Christ Church Schola Cantorum (directed by Stephen Kennedy), Nathan Laube (organ), and Publick Musick
A liturgical recreation of Zipoli’s Missa a San Ignacio, written for the Jesuit missions in early 18th-century South America, with concerted mass movements, organ solos, choral motets, and chant

Sunday, October 25

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
1:00pm     Concert: Going for Baroque

Eastman organ students play Frescobaldi, Zipoli, and others

3:00pm     Concert: Going for Baroque

Annie Laver (Syracuse University), organ

5:30pm     Concert: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration for the Italian Baroque Organ

David Higgs (Eastman School of Music), Hans Davidsson (Royal Danish Academy of Music), William Porter (Eastman School of Music), organ
The inauguration of Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at MAG in October 2005 was celebrated with a ten-day festival, including a recital given by Eastman’s three organ professors at that time. Ten years later, this concert reunites these renowned performers in a varied program showcasing the colors of the Italian Baroque Organ.


Sponsored by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center.