Gloria Cheng – The Intrepid Harpsichord

Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng brings her custom-made blue and red harpsichord to Monk Space for a concert featuring music that is both adventurous and eclectic. Includes the music of West Coast composers Lou Harrison, Sally Mosher, Veronika Krausas, Carolyn Yarnell, and Karen Tanaka, the U.S. premiere of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Fingerprints, and harpsichord mainstays Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, and György Ligeti. Steven Montague’s Phrygian Tucket, for amplified harpsichord and tape, closes the program.

The Intrepid Harpsichord

Lou Harrison: Sonatas for Cembalo (1943)

Sally Mosher: Out of the Silence (2003)

Veronika Krausas: L’Ombre du luth (2013)

Carolyn Yarnell: Prelude (1984)

Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Prelude in A minor

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Fingerprints (2003)

Karen Tanaka: Jardin des Herbes (1989)

Louis Couperin: Suite in C major (c. 1650)

György Ligeti: Hungarian Rock [Chaconne] (1978)

Stephen Montague: Phrygian Tucket (1993), for amplified harpsichord and tape