Author Archives: Gary Sampsell

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and the Dance Culture of Versailles

Music of Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Wednesday, March 18th, 12:00pm – 12:50pm Temple University Charles Library Event Space Featuring Dr. Joyce Lindorff and her studio Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Parisian composer and harpsichordist √Člisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729) made her mark very early in life. She first performed for … Continue reading

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Stride: The Art of James P. Johnson

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Beyond the Notes A Celebration of Stride and Novelty Piano Wednesday, February 12th, 12:00PM -12:50PM Featuring Dr. Charles Abramovic and his studio Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As one of myriad styles falling under the rubric of jazz, stride is fundamentally an expression of the African American experience.¬†James P. Johnson (1894-1955) pioneered … Continue reading

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From the Margins to the Fore

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A Modern Reveal An Eclectic Compilation of Vocal Music by Women Composers, 1560-present Wednesday, October 30, Noon Charles Library Event Space Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Historiography has marginalized the contributions of women in many spheres of endeavor, and musical composition is no exception. Even as the names of contemporary female musicians found … Continue reading

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The Sound of History

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Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Festival! Wednesday, October 2nd, 12:00 Noon Charles Library Event Space Presented by Dr. Joyce Lindorff with Boyer College Harpsichordists and Baroque Strings Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. More than a mere antecedent to the modern piano, the harpsichord is a keyboard string instrument with an otherworldly sound. Its metallic … Continue reading

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