Rare Music Concert: Music for Two Baroque Violins

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 4:30pm

Program includes works by Telemann, Cervetto, and Handel performed by Eric Pritchard and Andrew Bonner, baroque violins; William Conable, baroque cello; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord. This concert is presented in association with DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections). Eric Pritchard is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke and a member of the Ciompi Quartet. Andrew Bonner teaches violin at Duke University and will soon graduate with a Doctorate of Musical Arts from UNC-Greensboro. William Conable is Emeritus Professor of Music at the Ohio State University, and has appeared as cello soloist with the Columbus, Youngstown, Springfield, Knox County, and Welsh Hills Symphonies. For eleven years he was Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony, and has served in the same position for the Youngstown and Springfield Symphonies and the Dayton Opera. Elaine Funaro is a popular presence at contemporary and early music festivals around the world, and is currently both the President of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) and the Artistic Director of Aliénor, the American-based international competition for new harpsichord music. She started her harpsichord studies at the Conservatorio Cherubini (Florence) with Annamaria Pernafelli. Following her graduation from Oberlin and the New England Conservatory, her advanced studies took her to the Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory.

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