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Opera Transfigured

  • St. Clement's Church 2013 Appletree Street Philadelphia, PA (map)

Transferring music from one discipline to another instrument, or combination of instruments is known as transcription and has been practiced for much longer than we might think. In the baroque, this practice was commonplace and with the popularity of the harpsichord as a “home” instrument for many amateurs, getting to bring home tunes, arias, or even overtures was attractive and exciting. Composers often transcribed their own music, but in many cases they seemed content to let other entities do the work.

Leon Schelhase — harpsichord

Admission: $35
Students and Seniors: $15 with a valid ID