2015 8:00 pm
Richard Stern, harpsichord
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Richard Stern will perform a recital featuring the works of Bach, Scarlatti, D’Anglebert, Forqueray, and Sweelinck.
Free and open to the public.
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue by J. S. Bach
Sonatas K. 208 and 209 in A Major and K. 238 and 239 in F Minor by Domenico Scarlatti
Fantasia Chromatica by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Suite in G Minor by Jean-Henri D’Anglebert
Suite in C Minor by Antoine Forqueray
Richard Stern is a Lecturer in Music and Technology in the CMU School of Music. He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with additional appointments in the Language Technologies Institute and the Department of Computer Science. For more than thirty-five years he has performed in solo and chamber music recitals of early music with ensembles using historical instruments, as well as with many members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and other local musicians. He has performed as a member of the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project and the Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble in the 1980s, as a guest artist appearing with the Ionian Chamber Players and the Renaissance City Winds, and on the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Concert Series, Shadyside Concerts, Music in a Great Space, Mansions on Fifth, and other recital series. Richard Stern studied harpsichord with Martin Pearlman in Boston and with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. He also studied music theory and history with David Epstein and Robert Freeman as a music major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.