Conference-Concert Festival

The Organ in the Global Baroque

This conference is in honor of Jacques van Oortmerssen. Event details will continue to post below as they are confirmed, please consider membership or sign up for our email list to receive news in the meantime. Thank You!

September 6–8, 2018
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

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Schedule of Events

[updated August 23, 2018]
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Thursday, September 6

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Anabel Taylor Hall

12:30 – 2:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Welcome and Opening Concert
Welcome: Annette Richards
Concert: Kimberly Marshall - Organ Music for a New World

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Physical Sciences Building 401
Paper Session I: Asian Encounters
Anna Steppler - Of the East India Company and Organs: Witnesses to the History of Asian Trade and Colonialism
Morton Wan - Technology, Cultural Exchange, and History:
 The Keyboard as Interface between China and the West in the Eighteenth Century
Thomas Cressy - Baroque Music's Arrival in Japan: New Information from the Sources of the Foreign Settlements

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Physical Sciences Building 120
[auditorium on first floor]
Keynote Lecture I: The Global Baroque Organ Today -
Any Use in an Uncertain Age?

John Butt, University of Glasgow

6:00 – 7:45 pm
Baker Portico
[adjacent to auditorium]
Opening Reception

8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Shinon Nakagawa
Philipp Christ

Friday, September 7

9:15 – 9:45 am
Barnes Hall Auditorium
[3rd floor]
Coffee on Stage
9:45 – 11:45 am
Paper Session II: Baroque Extensions in Time and Space
Russell Weismann - Rudolf von Beckerath: Reclaiming North German Dominance in Worldwide Organ Building
Munetaka Yokota - Saxony, Amsterdam, Miyazaki: Revisiting Zacharias Hildebrandt in the 21st Century
Randall Harlow - The Orgelpark Utopa Baroque Organ and the Cybernetics of the Hyper-Baroque

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Willard Straight Hall International Room
[WSH414 - across the plaza]

1:00 – 2:45 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Anne Page - The Art of Fugue
Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler - Fractal Litanies

2:45 – 3:15 pm
Anabel Taylor One World Room
Coffee Break

3:15 – 5:00 pm
Paper Session III: Old World to New World
Alexander Meszler - Nicolas Lebègue in the New World
Carlos Ramirez - Todos juntos: Identity, Politics, and Claviorgans in Early Modern Spain
Patrick Hawkins and Thomas Strange - The Organized Piano: A Global Instrument for Domestic Music-Making

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Hans Davidsson - Musica Poetica in Chorale Variations

6:15 – 7:45 pm
Collegetown Dinner [on your own].

8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Matthias Havinga
Atsuko Takano

Saturday, September 8

9:00 – 10:45 am
A.D. White House
Paper Session IV: Performance Practices
Barbara Haggh-Huglo - Baroque Du Fay with Organ: A Topography of Chant, Organists, Composers, and Organs in the Low Countries of the Seventeenth Century
Pablo Marquez - The Influence of Valencian Organ Building in Joan Cabanilles’ Organ Works: New Perspectives for Performance Practice
Edoardo Bellotti - Cacasenno’s Secret: Performance Practice, Basso Continuo and Improvisation According to Banchieri’s Organo Suonarino, 1605

10:45 – 11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote Lecture II: After 'The European Organ': Historiographical Reflections and Global Extensions
Andrew McCrea, Royal College of Organists

12:00 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:45 pm
Sage Chapel
Anne Laver, Italian organ - Musicians and Travel

A.D. White House
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Wim Winters, clavichord

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Round Table:
Organs as a Source of Inspiration: Some Thoughts about Jacques van Oortmerssen and Organ Building
Paul Peeters, moderator – with Hans Davidsson, Kimberly Marshall, Andrew McCrea, Annette Richards, and Wim Winters

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Closing Concert
Edoardo Bellotti, David Higgs, William Porter, Annette Richards

7:00 pm
A.D. White House and Garden
Conference Dinner
[for presenters and registered members]