Cosmopolis Festival - The Art of the Harpsichord: Mahan Esfahani in Concert 

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Mahan Esfahani has done the incredible: brought an 18th-century keyboard instrument into the 21st century. Not only does he revive and revitalize standard repertoire by Bach, Telemann, Rameau, Handel, and others, but works with the leading composers of today on new works for this antique instrument. He was the first and only harpsichordist to be a BBC New Generation Artist (2008–2010), a Borletti-Buitoni prize winner (2009), a nominee for Gramophone Artist of the Year (2014, 2015, 2017), and on the shortlist as Instrumentalist of the Year for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards (2013, 2019). Don’t miss this fantastic and truly one-of-a-kind concert with a master of a rarely heard instrument. 



  • Louis Andriessen (1934–2021): Overture to Orpheus (1980)

  •  Domenico Scarlatti: Eight Sonatas 

  • Domenico Scarlatti:  Five Sonatas

  • Miroslav Srnka (b. 1975): Triggering (2018), for harpsichord and E-Bow 


Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Mahan Esfahani
Shaw Auditorium Unit
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