Francois Couperin visits Temple Contemporary

Okay, not the REAL François Couperin (1668-1733), since he’s been dead for 285 years. Instead Boyer doctorate keyboard students studying in Dr. Joyce Lindorff’s Seminar in Early Keyboard Instruments Class are organizing a marathon concert of Francois Couperin’s works in Temple Contemporary on Friday, December 7th from 9am-6pm.

If you have work influenced by Baroque works, Raphael, or classical music, you’re welcome to display it in Temple Contemporary that day! We are looking for art students who would be willing to create art work either based on specific compositions by Francois Couperin or influenced by his music. Contact Emiko Edwards, Olena Haviuk-Sheremet, or Benjamin Katz to arrange for your work to be shown.

You are also invited to visit the gallery during the marathon to sketch or draw while you listen to the music!

Additional multidisciplinary activities during the day will involve…

  • 2-3 Lectures one of which will be given by Dr. Joyce Lindorff on the relationship between Raphael and Couperin.
  • A demonstration of Baroque dances given by Boyer dance students (Menuet, Passepied, Rigadon, Chaconne, etc.)
  • A rolling slideshow of Baroque Art
  • A Book display created by Paley Library
  • Performances of Couperin’s works by Boyer students on harpsichord

Come take a break and enjoy live music!

Image credit: F. Couperin. Organiste de la Chapelle du Roy, Etching by Jean-Jacques Flipart, after painting by André Boüys of François Couperin (1668-1733), composer. Wikimedia Commons.