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Mahan Esfahani: Solo Keyboard

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Donna and James Reid Gallery (Gallery 217, 1916 Building)

About The Event

Free Concert

"Nothing could have prepared me for the brilliance and artistry of Mahan Esfahani." -Keyboard Magazine

Praised by the Times of London as "exceptionally gifted" and by Early Music Today for his "sensitivity and vibrance," Mahan Esfahani is fast gaining international recognition as a soloist and collaborative artist on the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ in both early and contemporary repertoire. The first harpsichordist to be named a BBC New Generation Artist, Esfahani at a young age is already appearing at some of the finest festivals and venues including the City of London and York Early Music Festivals, BBC Proms, the Library of Congress and the Frick Collection. In addition to appearing with outstanding ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Esfahani also has directing engagements with the Manchester Camerata, the Arion Baroque Orchestra of Montreal, and the English Concert. Esfahani makes his CMA debut in a gallery recital of early music featuring keyboards from the museum's collection.

Free, no ticket required. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis



WILLIAM BYRD (c. 1540-1623)
Praeludium (MB 12)
Hugh Ashton's Ground
The Fifthe Pavian - The Galliard to ye Fifthe Pavian (Nevell MS)

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Prélude - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Les agréments de la mê me Sarabande - Gavottes I et II - Gigue

-Brief pause-

Sonata in F minor, K 462, Andante
Sonata in G major, K 124, Allegro
Sonata in B-flat major, K 440, Minuetto
Sonata in A minor, K 109, Adagio
Sonata in D minor, K 141, Allegro

MEL POWELL (1923-1998)
Recitative and Toccata Percossa (1952), dedicated to Fernando Valenti

French two-manual harpsichord by William Dowd, Cambridge, MA, 1983


These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support provided by the Robert D. Hill Foundation.