Posted by Kimberly Powell on 02/04/2014

Harpsichord artist and builder

Brad Bennight



Commissioned to build a harpsichord for the University of Central Oklahoma's new Center for Historical Performance, Brad Bennight delivered the dazzling new instrument to the College of Fine Arts and Design and offered a dedication concert on Saturday, October 5th in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre in the University’s Center for Transformative Learning. The program selected to show off the unique qualities and rich resonance of the eight foot double manual French instrument includes works by Louis Couperin, Antoine Forqueray, Jacques Du Phly, Domenico Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach.  We’ll hear the recital and we’ll meet Brad Bennight, an artist passionate about harpsichords and harpsichord building this week on Performance Oklahoma.  Listen here to a sampling! 


Following the Bennight program, listeners will also enjoy the performance (excerpted for time) offered by baroque cellist Emily Davidson on Tuesday, September 17th, appearing as a guest of the University of Central Oklahoma's Center for Historical Performance. 




Tune in Wednesday evening and Saturday morning at 8 here on Classical KCSC/KBCW and on Saturday evening at 8 on KWTU Classical 88.7 Tulsa!