Program

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Toccata terza from Toccate e Partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, libro (1615)

Capriccio Sopra il Cucho from Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti, et arie in partiture (1624)

Cento Partite sopra Passcaglia (1637)

Michelangelo Rossi

Toccata Settima from Toccate e correnti d'intavolatura d'organo e cembalo (1657)

Bernado Storace

Ciaccona from Selva di varie compositioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo (1664)

Alexandro Poglietti

Excerpts from Rossignolo (1677)

Toccata

Ricercar per Il Rossignol

Sincopatione del Ricercar

Capriccio per Io Rossignol Sopra'l Ricercar

Aria bizarra del Rissignolo

Imitatione del medesimo Uccello

Event Info

Early Music Princeton presents: "Con tutti gli affetti e l’immaginazione: a potpourri of 17th-century Italian harpsichord music" performed by graduate student harpsichordist Joyce Chen, an Early Music America Emerging Artist.

Free and open to all. No tickets required. 

About the Artist:

A native of Taiwan, Joyce Chen is a recipient of the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. As an active keyboard player, Joyce has a busy performing schedule in the Greater Philadelphia and New York areas. She is Minister of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Glenside, PA, and is a co-founder of an all-female period instrument ensemble, Muse Camerata. She has been a guest artist and lecture at the University of Delaware as well as Delaware State University.

As a solo harpsichordist, Joyce has been gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. From 2015-2016, Joyce performed extensively with Brandywine Baroque on the regular concert series as well as Harpsichord Heaven at the Flint Collection of Antique Keyboard Instruments. In March 2016, Joyce was one of six finalists at the Eighth International Jurow Harpsichord Competition in Oberlin. In 2018, Joyce made her international debut at the Musica Antiqua Festival and Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium as well as the International Normandy Baroque Music Competition in Rouen, France.

Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord Performance from Stony Brook University. Her primary harpsichord teachers include Davitt Moroney, Charlene Brendler, and Arthur Haas. Joyce is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Historical Musicology at Princeton University, where she is also a graduate student director of Early Music Princeton.

Media:

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Cento Partite sopra Passacaglia