March 26, 2019

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani to perform April 25-26 in Duncan Hall

mahan esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is set to perform a limited salon engagement in Lafayette’s Thomas Duncan Community Hall at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and at 8 p.m. April 26. (Courtesy photo). Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Modern day harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is set to perform a limited salon engagement in Lafayette’s Thomas Duncan Community Hall at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and at 8 p.m. April 26. 

One hour before each performance there will be a pre-show meetup, also in Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette. This show is presented by Purdue Convocations. 

Esfahani isn’t just out to master the harpsichord. He’s out to challenge centuries of misunderstanding about the piano’s predecessor. Esfahani first heard the harpsichord several years after his family moved from Tehran to the United States — now he serves as a musicologist, conversationalist, adventurous performer, and faculty member at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. The only harpsichordist to become a BBC New Generation Artist, Borletti-Buitoni prizewinner, and Gramophone Artist of the Year nominee, Esfahani will demonstrate his harpsichord mastery in the elegant salon setting of Duncan Hall, illuminating the music with his abundant wit and intellect. 

Tickets are $38 for adults and $27 for people 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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