April 26: Improvisation at Work. Workshop-symposium

Join us on Friday, April 26 for a day of workshops and concerts around Cornell campus exploring improvisation at the keyboards. In this workshop/symposium the focus is on the instruments themselves and how they influence musical creativity, a crucial but still little considered element in the study of improvisation. Guest artists include distinguished experts on improvisation in historical styles, William Porter and Edoardo Bellotti, and the winner in 2020 of the American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in Organ Improvisation, Ivan Bosnar.

Friday, April 26, 2024

1:15-2:30pm (Anabel Taylor Chapel)   

Workshop: GOART Organ, after Arp Schnitger 1706

3:00-4:00pm (St. Luke Lutheran Church) 

Workshop: Juget-Sinclair Organ, after Aristide Cavaillé-Coll

4:30-6:00pm (Sage Chapel) 

Workshop: 18th Century Neapolitan Organ, Harpsichords, Aeolian-Skinner Organ 1940

8:00pm (Sage Chapel) 

Recital: “Fantasias and Dialogues”: Composition at the Keyboard. Edoardo Bellotti, Ivan Bosnar, and William Porter create music together and separately, in the moment, on harpsichords and organs.


All events are free and open to the public.

Learn more about the event here

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