Rare Portuguese harpsichord will debut at Shrine Oct. 31 A rare, 18th-century Portuguese harpsichord built by Jos� Calisto of Lisbon in 1780, will make its modern-day debut in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the Shrine to Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, Sunday evening, October 31, at 8 p.m.
The harpsichord, which will be heard for the first time in more than 200 years, will be played during a performance by the Mary Oleskiewicz-David Schulenberg Duo, Baroque flute and harpsichord, with Stephanie Vial, Baroque 'cello.
The candle-lit program, a Halloween "alternative" performance, will include "bewitching, furious and lamenting music" by Bach, Handel, Locatelli, and Quantz.
Acquisition of the harpsichord, which came from a Swiss collection, was underwritten by Marjorie T. Rawlins of Balboa Island, California, an Honorary Trustee at the Museum.
The candle-lit concert is free and open to the public.