Harpsichord virtuoso will play at National Music Museum Kenneth Cooper, one of the world's leading hapsichordists, will present a special brown bag lunch program, "Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti," at the National Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 12:05 p.m.
Cooper lives and works in New York City, where he performs and records with Yo-Yo Ma, Ani Kavafian, and others. He is co-director of the legendary Our Bach Concerts, and was recently featured on Live from Lincoln Center as soloist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
He performs regularly at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Washington Square Park concerts, the annual Vivaldi Festival at Alice Tully Hall, and the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as with the American Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and other major orchestras around the country.
His performance in Vermillion will be played on the museum's superb French harpsichord, built by Jacques Germain of Paris in 1785.
The museum's popular brown bag lunch programs are free and open to the public.