Tanya Tomkins: What are Period Instruments to Classical Music?

Right Photo by David Williams

Cellist Tanya Tomkins performs classical music on two different instruments: one “period” the other “modern”.  Both instruments are crafted from the same kind of wood and have four strings; except for the convex shape of her “period” bow, non-connoisseurs would have a hard time telling the two apart.  So, what makes for a “period” or “modern” performance?  Is it Tanya’s instrument choice or her performance style?  And does that dichotomy imply a right and a wrong classical music?  Questions aside, “period instrument” performances are a Western classical music phenomenon and we have an exclusive opportunity to get to know what it’s all about from one of its pioneers.  Come welcome Tanya to our show for a look at her artistry and directorship of the West Coast’s period-instrument Valley of the Moon Music Festival!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

WHEREEnter the show’s Zoom Meeting (take part in the show, interact with the Featured Guests and participants around the world),  

or watch it all happen on LinkedIn Live

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