Newly Dedicated Harpsichord to Be Showcased in Susquehanna University Concert
SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University will dedicate a newly acquired harpsichord with a recital, featuring Assistant Professor of Music Marcos Krieger and guests, on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the university’s Stretanksy Concert Hall.
The recital will showcase a Hubbard Manual Flemish Harpsichord (Boston, 1976). The instrument had been commissioned by the late Richard Barshinger, a prominent educator and musician in central Pennsylvania, and will serve educational and performance purposes on the Stretanksy Hall stage.
The harpsichord, a modern copy of instruments made by the Antwerp builder Ruckers in the 17th century, has typical Flemish decorations, including a dark green, lacquered finish; gilded banding and trim; full Flemish papers with Latin mottoes and arabesques; and striking soundboard painting. The instrument also features two keyboards with Taskin ravalement, a modification that allows for an extended range.
The recital is free and open to the public.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones