David Cates, harpsichord, and Roger Woodward, piano

Monday, April 25, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of David Cates
American harpsichordist David Cates and piano Professor Roger Woodward, Australia's "living national treasure," perform. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
SF State Box Office
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David Cates

David Cates is an American harpsichordist, concentrating on the music of Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn and the English virginalists. His solo recordings on the Wildboar and Music and Arts labels of J.S. Bach and Johann Jacob Froberger have been met with widespread critical acclaim. The Classical Music Listener’s Companion calls him one of the 20 most important harpsichordists available on recordings today, “an unusual interpreter” and an “outstanding talent.” His recording of Bach’s French Suites won several recording of the year awards, including one from MusicWeb International. Based in Northern California, he performs both internationally and within the U.S.

Roger Woodward

Professor Roger Woodward, named a “living national treasure” by the National Trust of Australia, has recorded more than 100 albums and videos of concertos, chamber and contemporary music and performed in 45 countries covering five continents. The Sydney Morning Herald writes: “Roger Woodward is a mercurial magician at the keyboard, able to blend subtle and surprising colors and shapes to create an arc in the air.”