Between Old Worlds and New: Keyboard Encounters, c. 1700–1900

Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
Sigal Music Museum
Greenville, South Carolina USA

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Schedule of Events

*Asterisked events will be held in the upstairs conference room

Thursday, March 9, 2023

9:30am-12:30pm: Registration open

10:00-11:00am: Guided Tour of Sigal Museum
Thomas Strange, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Sigal Music Museum

11:00-11:15am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Annette Richards and Matthew Dirst, Westfield Co-Presidents; Andrew Willis, Chair, Programming Committee; and Tom Strange, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Sigal Music Museum

11:15am-12:45pm: SESSION I
Uniquely American
Matthew Bengtson, Session Chair
Artis Wodehouse, “Anthony Philip Heinrich: An Immigrant Composer’s Musical Response to Injustice"
Anthony Bonamici, "'In the Country' with the American Unichord"
Robin Morace, "Thalberg in America"

12:45-2:00pm: Lunch on your own

2:00-3:15pm: OPENING RECITAL
Matthew Dirst, harpsichord, and Federico Ercoli, fortepiano

3:15-3:30pm: Coffee break

3:30-5:00pm: SESSION II
The Twentieth-Century Early Music Revival
Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, Session Chair
Christina Edelen, “Sylvia Marlowe: Visionary for an Old Instrument in Modern Times"
*Joyce Wei-Jo Chen, "The Creation of a Musical Instrument Genre: Democratizing Sound and Aesthetics with DIY Harpsichord Kits in Postwar America"

5:00-6:30pm: Break (tuning, recital warmup)

6:30-8:00pm: Reception (heavy hors d'oeuvres)

8:00-9:45pm: EVENING RECITAL
Jean Bernard Cerin, bass-baritone, and Nicholas Mathew, fortepiano

Friday, March 10, 2023

*9:30-10:45am: SESSION III
European Music in Africa and Australia
Matthew Dirst, Session Chair
Janie Cole, “Traces of Early Keyboards in 16th-Century Ethiopia"
Michael Koenig, "American Organ Building of the Gilded Age and its Antipodean Connections"

10:45-11:00am: Coffee break

*11:00am-12:15pm: KEYNOTE LECTURE I
Nicholas Mathew, "Pianos in the Tropics"

12:15-1:30pm: Lunch on your own

Elaine Funaro, Florentine fortepiano, Charles Metz, 1805 Broadwood grand

2:45-3:00pm: Coffee break

3:00-4:15pm: SESSION IV
European Music in Latin America
Roger Moseley, Session Chair
Patricia García Gil, “Cross-Compilations: Iberian and Latin American Music in the Late Eighteenth Century"
Marcos Krieger, "Schmid (1694-1772), Sepp (1655-1733), and Zipoli (1688-1726): Baroque Missionaries of Keyboard Repertoire in South America"

4:15-7:30pm: Break, Greenville sightseeing and dinner on your own

7:30-9:15pm: EVENING RECITAL
Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano, and Matthew Bengtson, fortepiano

Saturday, March 11, 2023

9:30-10:45am: SESSION V
Domestic Music in the United States
Annette Richards, Session Chair
*Stephanie Schmidt, "Bayard Rustin and his ‘Liegende Harfe’ Clavier"
Bonny H. Miller, "From Brilliant to Bravura Style in the Piano Works of Augusta Browne"

10:45-11:00am: Coffee break

*11:00am-12:00pm: KEYNOTE LECTURE II
John Watson, "Vignettes from the Beginnings of American Keyboard Culture"

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch on your own

Charlotte Tang, fortepiano, and Gabriel Merrill-Steskal, fortepiano

2:45-3:00pm: Coffee break

3:00-4:15pm: SESSION VI
The Cosmopolitan Virtuoso in America
Marcos Krieger, Session Chair
Duo Amadeae, “Piano Duo Culture on the American Continent: Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Music for Four Hands"
Paul A. Bertagnolli, "Gottschalk, Carreño, MacDowell: A Cosmopolitan Nexus"

*4:15-5:15pm: PANEL
Technology and Maintenance of Historical Keyboards
Ken Eschete, Scott Hankins, Tom Strange, Ken Walkup, and John Watson

5:15-7:30pm: Dinner on your own

5:45-7:00pm: Westfield board meeting

7:30-9:15pm: EVENING RECITAL
Duos and Duets, featuring Matthew Bengtson, Patricia García Gil, Lin Lao, Gabriel Merrill-Steskal, Robin Morace, Stephanie Schmidt, and Andrew Willis

9:15pm: Dessert and champagne reception