FSPA presents harpsichord concert

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty members Joy Schroeder and Jeffrey Walker will present a classical concert at 7 p.m., March 25 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear two harpsichords performed together. Schroeder and Walker have chosen music that runs the gamut from the sumptuous, rich French style of Couperin and Le Roux to the clearer, cleaner lines of music of the German composer J. S. Bach. Because the strings of the harpsichord are plucked, it sounds a bit like a guitar or harp.

Free and open to the public. A reception, generously provided by Allegro, follows the concert.

This concert is part of the FSPA Faculty Concert Series.

Music selections include:

 J. S. Bach, Concerto in C Major for Two Harpsichords

 François Couperin, Pieces for Two Harpsichords

 American Folk Tune, Music from Colonial Williamsburg

Joy Schroeder is the Flint School of Performing Arts Department Chairperson for Piano, Organ and Harpsichord. She received a Bachelors of Music in Education, Masters of Music in theory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance from the University of Michigan a Masters of Arts in Performance from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters of Music in choral music from Wayne State University. She has completed the grade 10 certificate (the highest grade) from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has given solo recitals in Michigan, Ohio, Washington, D.C., Germany and England.

Jeffrey Walker is a Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member for Organ and Harpsichord. Walker received his Masters of Music in Performance from Eastman School of Music and a Bachelors of Music in Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He is currently the organist and Choir Master of Christ Episcopal Church in Detroit. For 18 years, he served as organist and Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church of Flint. — G.G.

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