An ‘unusual’ concert of original Baroque music for hurdy-gurdy and harpsichord is taking place at Saint John’s Church in the Village (218 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014) on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 6pm.
Entitled “The Hurdy Gurdy at the Court of France,” the recital by Italian musicians Francesco Giusta on hurdy gurdy and Elena Buttiero on harpsichord will feature pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Charles Baton, Philibert de La Vigne, Nicolas Chédeville, and Charles Buterne.
Francesco Giusta is a virtuoso of the baroque hurdy-gurdy and plays an extraordinary instrument built by Pierre Louvet in 1754. The program presented is rarely performed with the original line-up, since the hurdy-gurdy has few performers in the world who specialize in the classical repertoire.
Elena Buttiero is a graduate of the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Turin and has given concerts in Italy, the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, France, Romania, Czechia, Serbia, Tanzania, Argentina and Uruguay.
The tour will then stop on Oct. 12 at West Chester Univesity,PA, on Oct. 13 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County,MD, on Oct. 15 at An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD, on Oct. 16 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Towson, MD, on Oct. 17 conference at the Public Library in Savona, NY and from Oct. 19 to 21 at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY at the Maison Française and Casa Italiana.
For information and tickets: https://www.musae.me/elenabuttiero/experiences/1353/the-baroque
It will also be possible to view the concert via streaming.