The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present the renowned harpsichordist Adam Pearl in the opening concert of the season on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3 pm. Pearl, who has been praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for his “virtuosity and daringly original tempo changes that felt fresh and right,” will perform include works by the English virginalists as well as Johann Jakob Froberger and C.P.E. Bach. This New Haven debut will feature a newly restored instrument from the Collection, a single-manual harpsichord built by Andreas Ruckers in Antwerp in 1640.
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.
An alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory, from which he received the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, Adam Pearl performs regularly in the Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia areas as well as around the country, with ensembles such as Tempesta di Mare, Opera Lafayette, the Richmond Symphony, and American Bach Soloists. As the music director for American Opera Theater, Mr. Pearl has conducted performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea. His recording of Handel with Tempesta di Mare and Julianne Baird on the Chandos label was released in 2007. Mr. Pearl was one of five harpsichordists invited to perform and record the complete Bach harpsichord concertos on antique instruments for Plectra Music. In 2004 he won third prize at the prestigious international harpsichord competition in Brugge, Belgium.
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