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Harpsichord en Fête Festival - 2nd edition 2020

From 20 March 19:00 to 27 March 20:00

The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments. Become a member and be the first informed of our events. If you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Already a member? Book your place early!

Taking place between 20-27 March 2020, the festival will be hosting European and local artists such as John Kitchen and Sally Carr; Jan Waterfield, Rory McCleery, and László Rózsa; 4 Times Baroque; Giulia Nuti; David Gerrard, Naomi Burrell, and Gavin Kibble; and Diego Ares. The artists have selected different harpsichords dating from 1574 to 1769 from St. Cecilia’s Hall and will be performing directly on these historical instruments. The festival will also celebrate historical dances with a dream-like ball led by Talitha MacKenzie from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and accompanied at the harpsichord by Tiffany Wong.

Our programme for this new edition is finalised and we are excited to share the artists that will be joining us for the festival:

Concert: John Kitchen and Sally Carr
Friday 20 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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Workshop led by Talitha MacKenzie
Get ready for the Bal Baroque by learning the steps and dances!
Please note that if you have booked your tickets for the Bal Baroque you will get free access to this workshop. In that case, please contact us by email at ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr or call us on +44 (0)131 285 60 30 to book your presence.
Saturday 21 March 2020 - 1 to 3 pm
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Concert: Jan Waterfield, Rory McCleery and László Rózsa
Saturday 21 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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Concert: 4 Times Baroque
Sunday 22 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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Bal Baroque: Cousins at Court, Dance & Music for Louis XIV & Charles II
with Talitha MacKenzie and Tiffany Vong

Monday 23 March 2020 - 7 to 10:30 pm
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Concert: Giulia Nuti
Tuesday 24 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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Concert: David Gerrard, Naomi Burrell and Gavin Kibble
Wednesday 25 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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Concert: Diego Ares
Friday 27 March 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
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The Festival brochure will be available to download shortly.

Our festival pass is now available and allows you to access all six concerts for £60 only.
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Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

St Cecilia’s Hall
50 Niddry St
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

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