Traverso & Harpsichord
Immanuel Davis | traverso
Donald Livingston | harpsichord
Saturday, OcT 14 | 5:00 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
A bouquet of French and French-inspired works for traverso and harpsichord await in this program from Immanuel Davis, traverso, and Donald Livingston, harpsichord. Jean Leclair's Sonata in G, and Bach's French Suite V in G as well as the iconic Sonata in B minor for Traverso and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1030, which Bach may have intended for his son Johann Gottfried Bernhard (1715-1739), a gifted flute player.
Immanuel Davis is one of the most versatile flautists of his generation. Equally at home on modern and Baroque flutes, Davis has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the US and abroad. In 2005 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study Baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as a soloist and chamber player with Early Music ensembles such as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, REBEL, Bach Society of Minnesota and Mercury Orchestra of Houston. Davis has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. He is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.