Adam Pearl , Harpsichord
Sunday, November 7, 2010
at 3:00 p.m.
Harpsichordist Adam Pearl will make his New Haven debut at the Collection on November 7. An alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory, from which he received the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, he performs regularly in the Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia areas, as well as around the country, with ensembles such as Tempesta di Mare, Opera Lafayette, the Richmond Symphony, and American Bach Soloists.
As Music Director for American Opera Theater (formerly Ignoti Dei Opera) Mr. Pearl has conducted performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea. His recent recording of Handel with Tempesta di Mare and Julianne Baird on the Chandos label was released in 2007. Mr. Pearl was one of five harpsichordists invited to perform and record the complete Bach harpsichord concertos on antique instruments at the Flintwoods estate for Plectra Music. In August 2004 he won third prize at the prestigious international harpsichord competition in Brugge, Belgium.
Mr. Pearl’s program will include works by the English virginalists, Froberger, and C. P. E. Bach, and will feature the use of the newly restored single-manual harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers (Antwerp, 1640).