Music by Bach, Art by Charlot

Music by Bach, Art by Charlot 2017-08-08T23:07:49+00:00

Project Description

MON Sep 11 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre
MON Sep 18 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

Tresemble + Thomas Yee, harpsichord

Pianist Thomas Yee plays the treasured Challis harpsichord with the Tresemble. The unique instrument, now in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is best known for the original Jean Charlot mural on the lid.

John Rutter – “Suite Antique”
Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Thomas Yee, Harpsichord
Dr. Thomas Yee is Professor of Music and Associate Music Department Chair.
He has also served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
As a chamber musician he is a member of a faculty trio, Trio Xia, and a member
of Trio Benetri.

The Challis harpsichord was commissioned by the Honolulu musician Gertrud Künzel
Roberts (1906–1995) and for more than forty years, was frequently played by its owner
in concert. It is remarkable because of the mural painted on its lid interior by the famous
artist and family friend Jean Charlot. His artwork adds considerable value to the musical
instrument, and the item has important cultural and social connections to Hawaii. The
instrument is now owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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