National Music Museum offers rare chance to hear its 18th century French harpsichord

National Music Museum offers rare chance to hear its 18th century French harpsichord The National Music Museum will present the virtuoso Brazilian recorder player, Cl�a Galhano, and the great Dutch harpsichord player, Jacques Ogg, in concert on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., in the museum's Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, located on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

The performance will provide a rare opportunity to hear one of the great harpsichords from the museum's extensive collection. The two-manual harpsichord was built in Paris in 1785 by Jacques Germain.

Jacques Ogg is artist-in-residence at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Academy for Ancient Music in Amsterdam. As a fortepiano and harpsichord soloist, he has performed all over Europe, Japan, and North and South America. He is also music director of The Lyra Concert Baroque Orchestra in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Cl�a Galhano is known for her varied performance styles, including early, contemporary and Brazilian music, and has performed both as soloist and chamber musician across the USA, Canada, Europe, and South America. She made her most recent debut in January at Wigmore Hall in London, a tour that culminated with appearances in Rome.

The concert, French, German, and Italian Baroque Virtuosity, will include music by Bach, Fontana, Mancini, Hotteterre, and Philidor.

Tickets for the concert, complemented by Continental desserts, are $20; $15 for National Music Museum members and $5 for students. Call 605-677-5306 for tickets.

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