Join us on Friday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m. PST on Zoom
for a live concert of music for hurdy-gurdy (vielle) and harpsichord
by Curtis Berak and Maksim Velichkin!
They will perform works by Chedeville and Corrette, and inprovisations.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A,
for the audience to learn more about the hurdy-gurdy!
We are very excited to be able to continue our Edendale Up Close series (which we used to present live at the library) online, and we hope you can attend.
The MARCH 12, 2021 concert will be available LIVE at the Zoom link posted on the website at 2:30 pm PST.
(An archived video will be available at a later date, and will be posted on the website.)
Curtis Berak has had a passion for the vielle, or hurdy gurdy, for over twenty years, performing, restoring, and collecting antique vielles from the early 18th century, amassing the largest collection in America. He has made a concert tour of Ireland, and played on film soundtracks of Polar Express, The Three Musketeers, The Craft, The Tie That Binds, and Newsies. Curtis also builds and restores harpsichords and fortepianos, which are rented by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, L. A. Opera, Musica Angelica and many other ensembles for performances in Southern California.
Maksim Velichkin is an accomplished cellist, pianist, and harpsichordist who has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra artist among an international circle featuring venerable conductors and headlining classical stars. He has worked with James Levine, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Sarah Chang, Masaaki Suzuki, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet, Andras Schiff, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Renaud Capucon, Lynn Harrell, Misha Maisky, Frans Helmerson, Sergey Babayan as well as many others. Maksim’s performances have been featured on Radio Suisse Romande, WQED FM in Pittsburgh, National Radio and Television of Uzbekistan. Moreover, as an improviser and interpreter of contemporary and popular music Maksim’s performance and recording career includes credits with Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Burt Bacharach, Bobby McFerrin, Dwight Trible, Bitter:Sweet, Chris Botti, Bob James, Josh Groban, Red Elvises, Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, Alan Silvestri, Richard Thompson and many others. He performs and tours frequently with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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