This Monday, August 6, will bring an unlikely visitor to the Island, a Dodd harpsichord. It’s not a total stranger to the Island, but Chamber Music Society artistic director Dee Stevens estimates that it’s been 20 years since it’s been heard here. This Monday and Tuesday, Ms. Stevens will play the rare instrument in a chamber music concert featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons.
Guest musicians include accomplished Boston violist Scott Woolweaver, Peter Sulski, a former long-term member of the London Symphony Orchestra, Scott Kluksdahl, award-winning cellist from Florida, and Boston’s acclaimed flutist, Deborah Boldin.
The program will start with J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord, followed by the Sonata for Viola and Harpsichord by W. F. Bach. The quartet for flute, viola, cello and harpsichord by C. P. E. Bach will close the first half. The program concludes with two J. S. Bach works, the Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord and the Brandenburg Concerto #6.
The harpsichord’s voyage is funded by Bob Conway, a loyal Chamber Music Society supporter, who specifically requested a program dedicated to eight-eenth century music with period instruments.
For more information, visit mvcms.org or call 508-696-8055. Tickets are $35 or $30 with Island Club card, available at door. Students are free.