Baroque Symposium Lecture
We are pleased to present our second Baroque Symposium in Cali School of Music this Fall. Performing Baroque Music based on historical performance practice has been a new fashion in the classical music world. Separated by hundreds of years it can be difficult to understand a composer’s original intentions. It is an ongoing learning experience for modern students and performers to try to get as close to the repertoire as we can through the study of performance practice and the instruments in which the pieces were composed. Please join us with our special guest Arthur Haas who will give a lecture on “DON'T PLAY THE INK: Getting off the Page in Baroque Music”. Arthur Haas is one of the leading harpsichordists in America, and he serves on faculty at Stony Brook University, Yale University, and Mannes School of Music.
The Baroque Symposium will take place on Wednesday October 16th in Leshowitz Recital Hall starting at 2pm. It will conclude with a performance featuring Montclair faculty and students.
2-3pm Lecture: DON'T PLAY THE INK: Getting off the Page in Baroque Music
Looking at and then learning the score of any piece is only the first step in a convincing performance of Baroque music. This illustrated lecture will show how performers in 17th and 18th century music were expected to "complete" the works that were started by composers through ornamentation, improvisation, rubato, and even articulation techniques not indicated on the score.
Hsuan-Wen Chen & Arthur Haas, harpsichord Jason Priset, baroque guitar