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Harpsichord en fête

From 7 March 2019 19:00 to 12 March 2019 22:00

The Institut français d’Ecosse presents Edinburgh’s first-ever international harpsichord festival: Harpsichord en fête.

From March 7th to the 12th, we invite you to participate in a week-long celebration of the harpsichord and baroque music.

We are honoured to welcome local greats as well as international harpsichord superstars to perform 5 concerts over 6 nights. The talent includes Jean Rondeau, Paolo Zanzu, Le Stagioni, David Gerrard, John Kitchen, Jan Waterfield and László Rózsa.

The festival will also be a moment of discovery and learning, with a series of talks and workshops held at the Institut exploring musical techniques and the influence of this storied instrument.

Concerts will be held at the Institut français d’Ecosse and at our festival partner, St Cecilia’s Hall, The University of Edinburgh.

Recitals programme:

- Paolo Zanzu
The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall
Thursday, 7 March, 19:00
£15/£12 (conc.)

- Concert by pupils of St Mary’s Music School
The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall
Friday, 8 March, 16:30

- David Gerrard and John Kitchen
John Kitchen and David Gerrard : Music for two harpsichords
Salle Moreau-Evrard, Institut français
Friday, 8 March, 19:00
£15/£12 (conc.)

- Le Stagioni
Within a furlong of Edinboro’ town
The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall
Saturday, 9 March, 19:00
£15/£12 (conc.)

- Jan Waterfield and László Rózsa
Salle Moreau-Evrard, Institut français
Sunday, 10 March, 19:00
£15/£12 (conc.)

- Jean Rondeau
The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall
Tuesday, 12 March, 19:00
£25/£20 (conc.)

Conferences and workshops programme:

- Of Scottishness in Baroque music: national style and European influences
Saturday, 9 March, 16:30

- Basse continue
Jan Waterfield
Salle Moreau-Evrard, Institut français
Sunday, 10 March, 15:00
£5/£3 (conc.)

- The history of the franco-flemmish harpsichord
Grant O’ Brien
Salle Moreau-Evrard, Institut français
Tuesday, 12 March, 16.30
£5/£3 (conc.)

Pass Festival: £60 The Harpsichord Festival Pass grants you access to all events (6 concerts, 2 conferences and 1 reception)

Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2022