Meet The Harpsichord!

A 3-part program diving deep into Bach’s favorite keyboard instrument, the harpsichord.

Hands on the Harpsichord
Friday, March 8, 4-5pm
Bring a Bach composition of your choice and try it out on the harpsichord, under the guidance of harpsichordist/teacher Sean Kleve. 
Enrollment limited. Contact BATC to sign up in advance.

Meet the Harpsichord
Saturday, March 9, 10 AM*
at St. Andrews. Free and open to all.
Sean Kleve will discuss how the harpsichord works, its historical significance, how harpsichord technique differs from piano technique, and how to play musically and expressively on the harpsichord. He will demonstrate with examples from Bach’s solo repertoire.

Hear the Harpsichord
Saturday, March 9, 4PM* at St. Andrews. Free and open to all.
A chamber music concert featuring the harpsichord in its primary role: A collaborative concert. Hear professional players of historic instruments performing examples of Bach’s compositions for mixed ensembles. 

*note: start times are approximate and may change slightly

Concert program includes:

  • Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in C Major BWV 1033
  • Sonata in A Major for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord BWV 1015
  • Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major BWV 1028
  • Trio Sonata in C Major BWV 529


Kristen Davies, traverso
Sean Kleve, harpsichord
Kangwon Kim, violin
Benjamin Lenzmeier, violin
Eric Miller, viola da gamba/cello
Charlie Rasmussen, viola da gamba


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