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2020 Conference

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Ninth Annual Meeting

August 5th-8th, 2020

Schubert Club/Landmark Center
St. Paul, Minnesota USA
Beethoven and the spirit of innovation:
a 250th birthday celebration
ninth mae and irving jurow
international harpsichord competition

The ninth annual meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, and other composers throughout music history who have explored paths of innovation, as well as the early keyboards that accompanied them along the journey.  In addition to this special focus, proposals related to any aspect of early keyboards (organ, clavichord, harpsichord, and pre-20th century piano) will be considered.  Hosted by The Schubert Club, housed in the historic Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3-1/2 days of events (Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening, August 5-8, 2020) will include the Jurow Competition Finals,* paper presentations, lecture-recitals, mini-recitals, maintenance workshops, evening concerts, a tour of the Schubert Club’s instrument collection, a masterclass, and an exhibition of publications, recordings, and instrument makers’ works.