All-Bach Recital Sunday at Gustavus

Posted on February 24th, 2010 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music presents an All-Bach faculty flute and harpsichord recital Sunday, February 28 at 3:30 in Björling Recital Hall. The performance by Emily Sapa, flute and harpsichordist Asako Hirabayashi is free and open to the public.

For this recital, Sapa and Hirabayashi have selected four sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach for flute and harpsichord or continuo. The recital opens with Sonata in E minor for flute and basso continuo, BWV 1034 and Sonata in A major for flute and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1032. Following a brief intermission, the duo returns to the stage for the Sonata in E major for flute and basso continuo, BVW 1035 and concludes the performance with the Sonata in B minor for flute and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1030.

Emily Sapa is an adjunct instructor of flute with the Department of Music at Gustavus. She earned her master of music degree from the University of Minnesota, studying with Immanuel Davis, and her bachelor’s degrees in music and English from Drake University. Asako Hirabayashi is currently living in the Twin Cities and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition from the Aichi Art University in Japan.  She completed her doctorate in harpsichord performance at the Juilliard School (1998) and has studied with Lionel Party, Albert Fuller, Edward Parmentier and Eiji Hashimoto.

Sunday’s All-Bach recital begins at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

 

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