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Collection presents Lina Tur Bonet and Kenneth Weiss Feb 14

Violin-harpsichord duo highlights Baroque masters from Bach to Boccherini
February 8, 2016

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by baroque violinist Lina Tur Bonet and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss on Sunday, February 14 at 3 pm.

The pair will perform works by well-known Baroque masters such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friederich Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as by Domenico Scarlatti, Luigi Boccherini, and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Equally at comfortable in the world of romantic-contemporary violin as in the world of baroque violin, Lina Tur Bonet has pursued a versatile career chiefly. As a soloist she has performed across Europe and South America, filling prestigious concert venues such as the Vienna Musikverein and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. She has recorded for the BBC London, and for television and radio in Spain, Germany, and others, and has recently made the world’s first recording of Boccherini’s Trios, Op. 34.

Kenneth Weiss maintains an active career as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and teacher. He performs frequently in the New York area and has appeared in recital in Tokyo and across Europe. Weiss was harpsichordist and assistant conductor to William Christie with Les Arts Florissants, and now frequently conducts The English Concert, Concerto Copenhagen, and Orchestre de Rouen. His recordings include Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations and Partitas, and two CDs dedicated to Elizabethan keyboard music. Weiss currently serves on faculty at the Paris Conservatory and the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva.

The concert takes place at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven). Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale employees, $10 with student ID.

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