July 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Emmual Church
42 Dearborn Street
RI 02840

This program opens with a Bach’s Suite for Lute BWV997, followed by four harpsichord sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Each Sonata, K. 461 in C Major, K. 61 in A Minor, K. 167 in F Major, and K. 517 in D Minor, is an offering of compositional mastery; delightful and enchanting. The first half of the program concludes with Introduction and Fandango for harpsichord and guitar by Italian composer Boccherini. The second half begins with Bach’s Violin Sonata in E Major BWV 1016, one of six sonatas for violin and harpsichord considered among the finest treasures of High Baroque chamber music. The morning concert concludes with two JNP Royer harpsichord offerings. Le Vertigo opens with a light and lyrical melodic call quickly followed by a driving response. Followed immediately by Royer’s La marche des Scythes, the concert concludes with this majestic and mysterious composition showcasing the power and passion of harpsichord repertoire, expertly performed.