BENNINGTON -- June Arts continues at the Bennington Museum on June 27 at 2 p.m., when the annual harpsichord concert takes place in the Ada Paresky Education Center. Come out to listen to the intimate sounds of the music played by Sandra Mangsen as she performs "Grand Tour: Rome, London, Leipzig, and Paris." Mangsen will play on a harpsichord built by Douglas Maple (2006) after an instrument in the Metropolitan Museum (New York) by Girolamo Zenti (ca. 1660).
Since 1989, Mangsen has taught musicology and historical keyboard at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario, where she also co-directs an active Early Music Studio. She is currently president of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, and earlier served as reviews editor for its Early Keyboard Journal. Mangsen is active as a continuo player for local and regional groups, and performs regularly as solo and chamber musician on harpsichord and occasionally on fortepiano or clavichord. She is president of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society.
Holding degrees in both harpsichord performance and musicology, Mangsen is also active as a musicologist. She has served as a member of the American Musicological Society Council, as Chair of its New York State-St. Lawrence chapter and as secretary of the Canadian University Music Society, and has presented papers at international conferences in Europe and North America, and at meetings devoted to the music of Henry Purcell Johann Fasch, and Arcangelo Corelli. Her articles and reviews have been published in Early Music, Early Keyboard Journal, Music & Letters, Notes, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Studies in Music from the University of Western Ontario, Arietta (Journal of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe), and Performance Practice Review, and her essays have appeared in Companion to Baroque Music (1991), The Dissemination of Music (1994), and in recent Festschriften for Neal Zaslaw and for the late Lenore Coral. Mangsen continues to focus on issues in performance practice and the dissemination of music from 1600 onward, and is currently writing a book on the relation of keyboard music to vocal models, tentatively entitled Music, Meanings and Markets: Keyboard Arrangements of Vocal Music in England, 1560-1760.
The Annual Harpsichord Concert is part of the Bennington June Arts Festival. Admission is $7 for members of the Bennington Museum and $10 for non-members. The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main St. (Route 9), Bennington, in The Shires of Vermont. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum is closed on Wednesdays. Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information about the museum.