VILLAGE OF BRONXVILLE, NY — April 13, 2017 — Dr. Sándor Szabó will present a concert entitled, The Art of The Harpsichord from Renaissance to Rock, on Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00pm in the intimate sanctuary of Golden Sword International Fellowship Church, 10 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.
The program will include compositions by the most brilliant composers of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classic eras juxtaposed with exhuberant works by the most notable composers of the 20th Century. This encounter of past and present is sure to engage both intellect and emotion, as Dr. Szabó performs these masterworks written expressly for the Queen of Instruments: the harpsichord.
The concert will be played, and plucked, on a Hubbard French Double manual, built in 1974, copied after eminent French harpsichord builder Pascal J. Taskin, who flourished in the 18th Century. Today, his instruments are considered the pinnacle of the art.
The program will include the following works: the charming Under the Linden Tree by Sweelinck; the rhapsodic and virtuosic Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue by Bach; the enchanting and poetic Air and Variations, “Blacksmith” by Handel; the flamboyant La Marche des Scythes by Royer; the witty D Major sonata K. 13 by Scarlatti; the famous Turkish March by Mozart; the jazzy Blue Rondo a la Turk by Brubeck; Beethoven’s regal God Save the King variations; Rags by Joplin and Loclair; the rock-infused Danca Ostinata by Albright and Bird-Boogie by Byrd/Goebels. Fun for all ages!
Hungarian keyboard virtuoso Dr. Sándor Szabó has performed in major concert halls and cathedrals throughout Europe and North America on harpsichord, piano and organ. Dr. Szabó is currently Music Director/Organist at The Reformed Church of Bronxville. Tickets purchased in advance at $15, $10, and $5; at the door at $20, $15, and $10.
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