Arts
12:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Friends of Music Series at St. Paul's Begins 2013 Season

David Ford speaks with St. Paul's organist and choirmaster John Cummins and UNCG faculty member Andrew Willis about the Friends of Music Series.

St. Paul’s organist and choirmaster John Cummins began the Friends of Music Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  He was determined to have a core of early music with historic instruments and vocal music practice, fully utilizing the historic gothic building at St. Paul’s.

Thanks to the Peggy Norfleet Memorial fund he’s been able to continue the Friends of Music Series and to expand its emphasis to include a wide variety of musical styles.

Friends of Music is sponsoring three concerts so far in 2013.  The first features keyboard master Andrew Willis from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He’ll be giving a recital on one of his fantastic fortepianos on Sunday, March 3 with music by Beethoven, Haydn, Bach, and more - all music composed between 1773 and 1803. John stopped by for a season preview, but first Andrew spoke with David Ford about the magic of the pre-cursor to the modern piano—the fortepiano—by phone from his studio in Greensboro.

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