Student Concert Hour with the Clementi fortepiano & Special lecture/recital program

Princess Giacinta img

March 14 - 15, 2018

Student Concert Hour with the Clementi fortepiano

Title: Music in Arcadia: Batoni’s Portrait of Giacinta Orsini and Aurisicchio’s Cantata on the Departure of her Father, 1755
 
Who:  Mikhail Leonkine (SFSU grad student) will play Mozart; Colin Brady (SFSU grad student) will play Scarlatti; Hussein Al-Naswari (SFSU Senior), and Michaela Overall (SFSU Junior), Kim Marcellini (SFSU Junior), and Alice Kubo (sophomore) will play Beethoven. School of Music faculty Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve will conclude the program with one movement of Clementi's Fourth 4-Hand Sonata in C Major.
 
Time: March 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm
 
Place:  Library 460
 
Sponsors: Frank V. de Bellis Collection and the SFSU School of Music
 
School of Music students playing classics on the historic Clementi fortepiano will be held in Library 460 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 program at 1:10 pm. Serena de Bellis (1922-2017) acquired the pianoforte (manufactured in London by Muzio Clementi & Co., circa 1808-1809) in 1969 for the Frank V. de Bellis Collection so that San Francisco State students would have access to a working historic instrument.

 

Special lecture/recital program

 
Title: Music in Arcadia: Batoni’s Portrait of Giacinta Orsini and Aurisicchio’s Cantata on the Departure of her Father, 1755
 
Who: John Rice (musicologist) and Revital Schmerling (soprano)
 
Time: March 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm
 
Place:  Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building
 
Sponsors: Frank V. de Bellis Collection and the SFSU School of Music
 
A music manuscript in the de Bellis Collection will be spotlighted in a lecture/recital in Knuth Hall on March 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm. John Rice (musicologist) will present a lecture related to the musical content of Pompeo Batoni's Rococo portrait of Giacinta Orsini (1741-1759). Pompeo Batoni (1707-1787) was a portrait painter who imbedded allegorical and mythological imagery into his works, and “Portrait of Princess Giacinta Orsini Buoncampagni Ludovisi), circa 1758, at her harpsichord and with a lyre under her right arm is lush with meaning.
 
Placed on the princess’s harpsicord is a music manuscript by Antonio Aurisicchio (1710-1781), which is housed in the Frank V. de Bellis Collection. Rice transcribed Aurisicchio's cantata and SFSU School of Music student Revital Schmerling (soprano) will sing the final recitative ("Rendano o numi") and aria ("Vanne o padre") from the cantata. Revital Schmerling (soprano) will perform the final recitative and aria of Antonio Aurisicchio's cantata that is featured in the portr

 

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