|Friday, June 13, 2013 from 10:30am to 4pm | Directed by Peter Sykes|
The Youthful Keyboard: Inspiration and Instruction
For centuries, most musicians’ first experience with music has been through a keyboard instrument, whether it be a clavichord, harpsichord, or fortepiano. For some, early proficiency brought fame; for others, the basic instruction offered by the keyboard’s many facets served as a springboard for a musical career as non-keyboard composer or performer. Those that stayed with the keyboard were and are inspired by the unique sound qualities of the various instruments and their expressive capabilities. This year’s Mini-Festival will combine the themes of youthful inspiration and instruction in equal measure, as six of the world’s most acclaimed keyboard performers explore music from Diruta to Beethoven on original instruments of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Musical Instruments Collection specially curated by Peter Sykes for these performances.
PART ONE: 10:30AM TO 12 NOON
PART TWO: 12:30PM TO 2PM
PART THREE: 2:30PM TO 4PM