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Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Friday, March 01, 2019 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Jean Rondeau - Bach Goldberg Variations


This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.

With his electric-shock hair and Paris Conservatoire musical education, French prodigy Jean Rondeau is “on a mission to make the harpsichord hip” (The Independent). “It’s a certain style of music, but there’s a lot of really groovy stuff,” Rondeau explains. Hear this “antique” instrument played as never before by “one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage” (Washington Post).

D. Scarlatti: Three Sonatas, K. 119, 123, 481
JS Bach: Prelude from the Lute Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
JS Bach: Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906
JS Bach: Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 [Arr. by A. Marcello]
JS Bach: Chaconne from the Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004 [Arr. by J. Brahms]
JS Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Soler: Fandango


This concert is underwritten by Martin and Cynthia Heckscher, with support from the Gould Family Foundation.

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by training in basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, and conducting. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2012, at just 21.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info