Wister & More: Joyce Chen and Elena Smith

Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Joyce Chen is a recipient of the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. As a solo harpsichordist, Joyce has been gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. In 2016, Joyce was one of the six finalists in the Eighth International Jurow Harpsichord Competition in Oberlin. In 2018, Joyce made her international debut at the Musica Antiqua Festival in Bruges, Belgium as well as the Concours Corneille in Rouen, France. Joyce holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord Performance from Stony Brook University and is currently a PhD student in Historical Musicology at Princeton University.
A Philadelphia native, Elena Smith maintains an active career performing on modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. She has appeared with New York City Opera, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Ex Umbris, and many other ensembles. Elena is also a founding member of Muse Camerata, an all-female ensemble that specializes in performing music from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
The program will include Marin Marais - Suite No. 1 in D Minor from Pièces de violes, Livre IV; Tobias Hume - Captaine Hume’s Pavan (No. 46) of The First Part of Ayres; Antoine Forqueray - Suite No. 1 from Pièces de Viole and Pièces de Clavecin; J.S. Bach – Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029; William Byrd – The Bells (No. 69) from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; J.S. Bach – Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 50; Francesco Geminiani – Cello Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 5, H. 107.