November 23, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 47 South Oak Street, Ventura, CA
A NAMBA MUSIC SPEAKS PRESENTATION:
“AN EVENING OF CLAVICHORD”
Jeffrey Biggs is a classically trained keyboardist who, when he first heard a clavichord at a friend’s house, decided he had to have one of his own. He built his clavichord from a kit and has been giving recitals to packed houses, well, OK, homes ever since.
Hearing music originally composed for clavichord played on a clavichord instead of a piano takes us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when life was not as loud as it is today.
Hear the music of Bach and his contemporaries as they heard it.
The Clavichord is a European stringed rectangular keyboard instrument that was used largely in the Late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. Historically, it was mostly used as a practice instrument and as an aid to composition, not being loud enough for larger performances. The clavichord produces sound by striking brass or iron strings with small metal blades called tangents. Vibrations are transmitted through the bridges to the soundboard.
NAMBA is to proud to provide our community with an intimate experience that entertains, informs and educates through storytelling told in artistic performance, workshops, classes, and showcases. The space provides an open environment where artist share their artistry about community affairs and local culture.
NAMBA Performing Arts Space is funded through local grants, your donations, and the generous spirit and investment of Julia Campbell and Ben Namba. We are proud participants of the Downtown Ventura Art Walk, Ventura Music Festival, and First Fridays Ventura.