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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

Thursday, September 6

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Welcome and Opening Recital
Welcome: Annette Richards
Recital: 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
PSB Seminar Room 120
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 PSB 120]
Opening Reception

8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Recital
Shinon Nakagawa and Philipp Christ



Friday, September 7

9:00 – 11:30 am
Barnes Hall
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

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 – 2:45 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Recital
Anne Page - The Art of Fugue
Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler - Fractal Litanies
2:45 – 3:15 pm
Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:45 pm
Paper Session III: In the New World
Alexander Meszler - Nicolas Lebègue in the New World
Patrick Hawkins and Thomas Strange - The Organized Piano: A Global Instrument for Domestic Music-Making

5:00 – 5:45 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Recital
Hans Davidsson

Collegetown Dinner (on your own).

8:00 pm
Anabel Taylor Chapel
Recital
Matthias Havinga and Atsuko Takano


Saturday, September 8

9:00 – 11:15 am
A.D. White House
Paper Session IV: Performance Practices
Barbara Haagh 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

11:15 am
Coffee Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Keynote Lecture II: After 'The European Organ': Historiographical Reflections and Global Extensions
Andrew McCrea, Royal College of Organists

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Sage Chapel
Recital
Annie Laver - Italian organ
Wim Winters - clavichord

3:30 – 5:00 pm
A.D. White House
Remembering Jacques van Oortmerssen

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

7:00 pm
Conference Dinner