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International Artist Series: Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

  • The Baroque Room 275 4th Street East, Suite 280 Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

International Artist Series

$20 | $10 Students

Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Acclaimed American harpsichordist Byron Schenkman performs a concert of music by D’ANGLEBERT, COUPERIN, BOISMORTIER, and DUPHLY.

Jean-Henry D'Anglebert: Suite in C Major, after Gaultier and Mézangeau (1629-1691)
Louis Couperin: Suite in F Major (c.1626-1661)
Johann Jakob Froberger: Tombeau de M. Blancrocher (1616-1667)
Jean-Henry D’Anglebert: Passacaille d’Armide, after Jean-Baptiste Lully
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sarabande in G Major (1665-1729)
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Suite in G Minor (1689-1755)
Jacques DuPhly: Suite in D Major (1715-1789)

BYRON SCHENKMAN has recorded more than thirty CDs of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music "for outstanding achievement in the field of early music," he was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as "sparkling," "elegant," and "insightful." He has been a featured guest with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, the Daedalus Quartet, Les Enfants d'Orphée, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. He was also founding co-director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra with violinist Ingrid Matthews. In 2013 he launched “Byron Schenkman & Friends,” a Baroque and Classical chamber music series at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Schenkman is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and received his master's degree with honors in performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He currently teaches at Seattle University and has been a guest lecturer in harpsichord and fortepiano at Indiana University.