Recital to be presented at St. Luke
On Friday, February 8th at 7 p.m. Gabriel Smallwood will present a recital in the sanctuary of St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1201 Cherokee Road in Florence.
This concert is given under the sponsorship of S.C. Bach and will feature youthful keyboard music by the organization’s namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach. The highlight of the program is the premier of the complete Suite in F minor BWV 823, whose missing movements were composed by the performer. The program will last an hour including a small intermission.
Gabriel will perform the entire program on the harpsichord. The harpsichord is an instrument which had its heyday in the Baroque era and is the predecessor to the piano. It was the common household keyboard instrument known to composers such as Handel and Bach, as well as early Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The instrument used for this recital is a double-manual Kingston harpsichord on loan from Furman University in Greenville.
The program begins at 7 p.m. A brief pre-concert talk will be offered 30 minutes prior to the concert. A freewill offering will be received.