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Harpsichordist Linda Skernick offers an all-Bach program at the Collection of Musical Instruments
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present the well-regarded harpsichordist Linda Skernick in an all-Bach recital on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3 pm.
The program will include the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat major, BWV 998; the Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830; Four Duets, BWV 802-805; and the French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816. The concert will take place in the intimate venue of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind.
Tickets are $20, $15 for Yale staff and seniors, $10 for students. For more information, visit the Collection’s website or call 203 432-0825.
About the performer
Linda Skernick received her master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Albert Fuller. She has given recitals at the Los Angeles Harpsichord Center, Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), the Cleveland and Birmingham Museums of Art, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, Lincoln Center, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She has performed with the Brandenburg Ensemble and the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as the Seacliff Chamber Players’ Long Island Bach Festival, the Waterford, Conn. Summer Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Plus Series. Skernick was a member of New York’s Tafelmusik Ensemble and the New York Baroque Consort, and has been a soloist with many orchestras and chamber series in Connecticut. She frequently plays chamber concerts with area and internationally renowned musicians, including a tour with Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet.
Her Harpsichords & Humor series with her husband, Yves Feder, has taken her throughout New England. Skernick was a featured soloist with the Connecticut Early Music Festival and the Hanoverian Ensemble. She was also a founding member of The Klezzical Tradition, a group playing traditional klezmer and classical music, and has performed with Orchestra New England, the New Haven Symphony, and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. Many of Skernick’s performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio, and she has appeared live on WQXR and WGBH. Skernick has been a member of the music faculty at Connecticut College, teaching both piano and harpsichord, since 1979, and is on the faculty of the Thames Valley Music School in New London. Linda has twice been the recipient of grants from the Sylvia Marlowe Harpsichord Society.