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©2017 by John McKean.

Professional photos by Amy Wilton.

January 27, 2019

Emmanuel Music: Sunday Cantata Series

10:00am | Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Boston, Massachusetts

​J. S. Bach: “Alles nur nach Gottes Willen” (BWV 72)

November 11, 2019

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

3:00pm | St. John the Baptist Church | Brunswick, Maine

Maine Oratorio Chorale

Scott Metcalfe, concertmaster

Emily Isaacson, conductor

November 10, 2019

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

7:00pm | Woodfords Congregational Church | Portland, Maine

Maine Oratorio Chorale

Scott Metcalfe, concertmaster

Emily Isaacson, conductor

November 03, 2019

Chamber Music Concert - Harvard Early Music Society

7:30pm | Harvard Memorial Church | Cambridge, Massachusetts

​​​Works by masters of the French Baroque.

Martin Bernstein, recorder | Salomé Gasselin, viola da gamba | John McKean, harpsichord

October 27, 2018

Chamber Music Concert - Gotham Early Music Scene

7:30pm | Church of the Epiphany, East 74th Street and York Avenue | Manhattan, New York

​​Works by masters of the French Baroque.

Martin Bernstein, recorder | Salomé Gasselin, viola da gamba | John McKean, harpsichord

October 21, 2018

Portland Bach Exerience: The Salon

11:00am | Private Residence | Portland, Maine

Join us for a brunch salon in Portland’s West End featuring Sarah Darling and John McKean, featuring works by Bach, Corelli, Biber, and others.

October 20, 2018

Portland Bach Experience: The Concert

7:00pm | The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary | Portland, Maine

Featuring Anachronism: returning Portland Bach Experience artists Sarah Darling, Jesse Irons, and Michael Unterman with award-winning soprano Ava Pine and harpsichordist John McKean

October 20, 2018

Lecture Demonstration: The Harpsichord

1:00pm | Rising Tide Brewing Company | Portland, Maine

September 16, 2018

Emmanuel Music: Sunday Cantata Series

10:00am | Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Boston, Massachusetts

J. S. Bach: “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe?” (BWV 22)

August 01, 2018

An Evening of Music on an 18th-Century French Harpsichord

6:00pm | Museum of Fine Arts | Boston, Massachusetts

Join us for a change of pace from our usual gallery programs to hear a variety of keyboard repertoire from the late Baroque and Classical eras. Local performer John McKean performs on the Museum’s magnificent French harpsichord, made in Paris about 1736 by Henri Hemsch. This informal two-hour program takes place in Gund Gallery in conjunction with the special exhibition Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century. Bring a folding stool from the Sharf Information Center if you want seating.

July 26, 2018

Dilettare e Muovere: Virtuoso Instrumental Music of the Sixteenth Century

8:00pm | First Lutheran Church, Berkeley Street | Boston, Massachusetts

Repertoire for solo cornetto did not appear until the 1620s, so what did the earlier virtuosi perform? They made their own repertoire by adapting vocal polyphony, popular tunes and dance music, and improvising their own recercare and sonate. The musicians of In Stile Moderno continue this practice with their own adaptations of sixteenth century vocal and dance music, thereby creating something new and modern.

Nathaniel Cox, cornetto, & John McKean, harpsichord

July 25, 2018

Dilettare e Muovere: Virtuoso Instrumental Music of the Sixteenth Century

8:00pm | Chapel at West Parish | Andover, Massachusetts

Repertoire for solo cornetto did not appear until the 1620s, so what did the earlier virtuosi perform? They made their own repertoire by adapting vocal polyphony, popular tunes and dance music, and improvising their own recercare and sonate. The musicians of In Stile Moderno continue this practice with their own adaptations of sixteenth century vocal and dance music, thereby creating something new and modern.

Nathaniel Cox, cornetto, & John McKean, harpsichord

July 24, 2018

Dilettare e Muovere: Virtuoso Instrumental Music of the Sixteenth Century

8:00pm | St. Anne's in-the-Fields | Lincoln, Massachusetts

Repertoire for solo cornetto did not appear until the 1620s, so what did the earlier virtuosi perform? They made their own repertoire by adapting vocal polyphony, popular tunes and dance music, and improvising their own recercare and sonate. The musicians of In Stile Moderno continue this practice with their own adaptations of sixteenth century vocal and dance music, thereby creating something new and modern.

Nathaniel Cox, cornetto, & John McKean, harpsichord

July 14, 2018

18th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music

Palazzo Trecchi | Cremona, Italy

​Paper presentation: Boundaries of Practice: National Styles, Pedagogical Networks, and Schools of Technique in the Baroque

June 24, 2018

Rockport Music: Handel Love Duets - Suzie Leblanc & Daniel Taylor

4:00pm | Shalin Liu Performance Center | Rockport, Massachusetts

The program opens with baroque chamber music performed by an ensemble led by violinist Adrian Butterfield, followed by Handel’s Love Duets by Leblanc and Taylor

June 21, 2018

Rockport Music: Classical Cabaret

10:00pm | Shalin Liu Performance Center | Rockport, Massachusetts

Ligeti: Continuum

June 07, 2018

Authorship in Historical Keyboard Music

3rd International Conference on Historical Keyboard Music | Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal

Paper presentation: The curious case of the Wegweiser: an organ tutor 'compiled by several good friends'

April 12, 2018

Harvard Baroque Chamber Music Concert

7:30pm | Harvard University, Memorial Church | Cambridge, Massachusetts

In celebration of the 350th anniversary of François Couperin's birth, this concert will center around works by this great French composer, and his predecessor Jean-Baptiste Lully. It will also feature works by Italian and German Baroque composers Corelli, Caldara, and Rosenmüller, among others.

March 11, 2018

Bach, Birthdays, and Bohemia

4:00pm | Avon Congregational Church | Avon, Connecticut

​Works by François Couperin, J. S. Bach, H. I. F. Biber, and Buxtehude.

Emily Hale, violin | Ben Swartz, viola da gamba | John McKean, harpsichord

February 19, 2018

Lecture Recital: “Clavier-Übung”

7:30pm | Kulas Music Hall at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory | Berea, Ohio

In this lecture-recital, Riemenschneider Bach Institute Arnold Fellow John McKean explores the world of German Baroque keyboard music, from obscure 16th-century intabulations of vocal polyphony to the well-known 18th-century masterpieces of J.S. Bach. Alongside works by the likes of Froberger, Buxtehude, and Weckmann, McKean will present selections from the Wegweiser, a late-17th-century keyboard instruction manual, now in the collection of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute (RBI) at Baldwin Wallace. McKean is exploring this manual during his time as a Martha Goldsworthy Arnold Fellow at the RBI. Throughout the program, McKean will demonstrate how playing techniques changed and developed over the centuries, revealing how and why the keyboard works by Bach and his contemporaries are as much concrete artifacts of their authors’ keyboard-playing bodies as they are abstract products of their musical minds.

January 28, 2018

GroupMuse: West Roxbury Baroque

3:00pm | Private Residence, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Works by François Couperin, Uccellini, J. S. Bach, Biber, Cage, and Buxtehude.

Emily Hale, violin | Ben Swartz, viola da gamba | John McKean, harpsichord

January 28, 2018

Emmanuel Music: Sunday Cantata Series

10:00am | Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Boston, Massachusetts

J. S. Bach: “Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?” (BWV 81)

December 07, 2017

Wine & Music: Early Music Evening

7:00pm | Community Music Center of Boston

Works by Leclair, Buxtehude, and J. S. Bach.

Pippa Ovenden, recorder | Ben Swartz, baroque cello & viola da gamba | John McKean, harpsichord

December 05, 2017

Tufts Early Music Ensemble: “Of Beasts, Birds, and the Seasons”

7:00pm | Distler Hall, Granoff Music Center of Tufts University | Medford, Massachusetts

Works by Farina, Arcadelt, Morley, Bull, Gabrieli, Cesare, Gastoldi, and others.

November 26, 2017

Emmanuel Music: Sunday Cantata Series

10:00am | Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Boston, Massachusetts

J. S. Bach: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” (BWV 191)

October 22, 2017

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra: “Music in Migration”

1:30pm | Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum | Boston, Massachusetts

Works by Telemann, Ruehr, Weinberg

October 21, 2017

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra: “Music in Migration”

4:00pm | St. John’s Episcopal Church | Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Works by Telemann, Ruehr, Weinberg

October 20, 2017

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra: “Music in Migration”

7:30pm | Phillips Exeter Academy | Exeter, New Hampshire

Works by Telemann, Ruehr, Weinberg

May 20, 2017

Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity (Conference)

Indiana University | Bloomington, Indiana

Paper presentation: Gaspard Le Roux’s Pièces de Clavecin and the Harpsichord Duet

May 07, 2017

Bethel Woods

Works by Marais, Francœur, Charpentier, and others.
Teresa Wakim, soprano | Asako Takeuchi, baroque violin | Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba; direction | Leon Schelhase, harpsichord | John McKean, harpsichord

May 06, 2017

Winchendon Music Festsival

3:00pm | Old Centre Church | Winchendon, Massachusetts

Works by Marais, Francœur, Charpentier, and others.

Teresa Wakim, soprano | Asako Takeuchi, baroque violin | Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba; direction | Leon Schelhase, harpsichord | John McKean, harpsichord

May 05, 2017

Winchendon Music Festsival

Works by Marais, Francœur, Charpentier, and others.

Teresa Wakim, soprano | Asako Takeuchi, baroque violin | Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba; direction | Leon Schelhase, harpsichord | John McKean, harpsichord

April 29, 2017

Greenville, South Carolina

Paper presentation: Bach’s Thumbs: Paired Fingering, Continuo Playing, and the Advent of Modern Keyboard Technique

April 08, 2017

American Musicological Society - New England Chapter Spring Conference

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Paper presentation: Bach’s Thumbs: Paired Fingering, Continuo Playing, and the Advent of Modern Keyboard Technique

December 18, 2016

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

4:00pm | St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Newburyport, Massachusetts

Works by Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach

December 11, 2016

G. F. Handel: Messiah

First Parish Church | Brunswick, Maine

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November 01, 2016

Portland Symphony Orchetra

7:30pm | Merrill Auditiorium | Portland, Maine

J.S. Bach — Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043

October 23, 2016

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

3:00pm | Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts | Jacksonville, Florida

Handel: Water Music

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 4 & 5

Vivaldi: La Folia Variations

October 22, 2016

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

8:00pm | Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts | Jacksonville, Florida

Handel: Water Music

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 4 & 5

Vivaldi: La Folia Variations

October 21, 2016

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

8:00pm | Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts | Jacksonville, Florida

Handel: Water Music

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 4 & 5

Vivaldi: La Folia Variations

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