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baroque_1The dramatic sounds of Baroque music filled the Kellner Performing Arts Center as two Melissa Gold Artists visited campus to spend time with students.

Peter Sykes (right), a well-known keyboard artist, demonstrated Baroque music on the clavichord. View video. He is an associate professor of music and chair of the historical performance department at Boston University. He has also served as director of music at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, since 1985.

Martin Pearlman (left), music director of the Boston Baroque Ensemble, rehearsed the Haydn Symphony with Milton’s Chamber Orchestra as they prepare for their upcoming tour in Germany. View video.

“Marty is one of the country’s leading experts in music of the Classical and Baroque periods. Rehearsing with him is a great experience for our students,” says Don Dregalla, music department chair. Mr. Pearlman is a professor of music at the Boston University School of Music.

The Melissa Dilworth Gold ’61 Visiting Artist Fund commemorates Melissa’s life and interests by bringing nationally recognized artists to campus each year so that students may benefit from dynamic interaction with inspirational and accomplished professionals.