(Excerpted from the Guest Artist Interview with Howard Wagner, comptroller of Harpsichord Clearing House as published in the August 2018 edition of the Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter)
Jeannine: How is the early music world changing/growing?
Howard: It is gratifying that many smaller colleges and junior colleges have been in search of early keyboard instruments. Early music departments and performing groups have been “springing up” all over the USA, and the Far East, often where it is least expected. The excitement of hearing the music from the sixteenth through early nineteenth century on authentic instruments has become a passionate pursuit for many in both the performance and administrative areas of music. HCH loves being a part of this growth and building these new relationships.
Go to www.harpsichord.com to learn more, or the Harpsichord Clearing House Facebook page.
Jeannine: I know you have several other passions besides early music. Please tell us more.
Howard: Collecting Cars – particularly hot rods from the 50’s and 60’s era. Jeannine knows well as she drove of them. (A thrilling few miles, indeed!) American and English period antique furniture, early interior design, and architecture 17th 18th and early 19th century. Puns and silly jokes.
Jeannine: Thank you, Howard, for allowing me and our readers a glimpse into your amazing and wonder-filled world.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist with her husband David, media artist, are the creators and performers of Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Around the World in 80 Minutes — live organ and multi-media concert experiences.