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News 2005-2009: (US) SEHKS and MHKS Conference (March 12-14/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 11, 2009

SOUTHEASTERN AND MIDWESTERN
HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETIES

“KEYBOARD MUSIC AND COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA”

JOINT CONFERENCE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITYPHILADELPHIA--MARCH 12-14, 2009

Philadelphia has changed a bit from this 18th-century image--but it is still home to many of America’s most treasured historic sites. Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will be our host as we gather to hear papers and performances in a variety of o­n-campus as well as historic settings.

FRINGE EVENTS:

Ed Mauger, well loved for his "Philadelphia o­n Foot," adventures, will lead custom historical tours o­n Thursday afternoon (3 pm: "Colonial High Life") and Sunday morning (10 am: "Ben Franklin's Musical Philadelphia"). Advance and last-minute sign-ups are available. Cost is $15 per person/per tour.
Flintwoods Trip: Harpsichordist and collector Karen Flint has invited attendees for an exciting Sunday afternoon visit to The Barn at Flintwoods, an hour from Philadelphia. Karen's exquisite collection of beautifully restored antique harpsichords includes a 1635 Ioannes Ruckers; 1707 Nicholas Dumont; 17th-century Italian harpsichord, possibly by Pisaurensis; 18th-century anonymous Spanish harpsichord; and an18th-century German clavichord. Others that may be back and playing by then include a 1779 Abraham & Jacobus Kirckmann and a 1627 Ioannes Ruckers. Instruments we can view but that are not yet playing are an interesting 18th-century French harpsichord with a 1620 Ioannes Ruckers soundboard and rose, a 1570 Domenicus Pisaurensis, and a Colombian clavichord. All attendees welcome. The cost of this outing is to cover round-trip transportation ($20) plus dinner ($30) at the excellent Corner Bistro in Wilmington. Return to Philadelphia is scheduled for 9 pm.

Visit SEHKS and MHKS website for more information. (ed.)