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Aliénor added 12 new photos from January 29, 2013 to the album: HIP Concert - Nelson Music Room — at Duke University.
January 29, 2013

Said the Piano to the Harpsichord

Aliénor Presents: Harpsichord Mania! Gala House Concert and with Benefit Silent Auction and Garden Reception
Saturday, September 29, 2012 3-6pm

Five harpsichordists: Beverly Biggs, Elaine Funaro, Jeanne Jennings, Rebecca Pechefsky, and Lilian Pruett play compositions on four harpsichords with movements of NC composer Edwin McLean’s sonata for two and three harpsichords and transcriptions of pieces by Couperin and Vivaldi for four harpsichords.


Suggested donation: $50 per person
Seating is limited. RSVP by 9/20/12
To reserve a seat, please email

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Aliénor added 79 new photos to the album: Elaine's Harpsichord Family — at Duke University Chapel.

Capturing photographer Pascal Monmoine during the photo shoot of Elaine's harpsichords

Aliénor added 20 new photos to the album: Nod to the 90s at The Music House.

Home of John Bibby O'Brien in Greenville, NC

Funded by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

Opus #333 had another photo shoot by Pascal Monmoine. Enjoy.

Aliénor added 29 new photos to the album: Old & New/Bold & Blue Concert.

The Old & New - Bold & Blue: The Art of the Harpsichord concert was co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum. The program began with a short, stop-motion documentary, "Birth of a Harpsichord". The concert followed with the Preludes of Francois Couperin interspersed with new Aliénor winning compositions, as well as other compositions that payed homage to Couperin. Harpsichordists Elaine Funaro and Beverly Biggs performed both solos and duos on their contrasting instruments; the new and boldly painted Kingston Opus #333 juxtaposed with the elegant, late-baroque, French double manual. After the concert, there was a panel discussion with Opus #333’s creator, master harpsichord maker Richard Kingston and the instrument’s painter, artist Lisa Creed, as well as filmmaker Andrea Love.

Aliénor added 43 new photos to the album: 2009-2010 Season.
October 8, 2011

Pascal's photo shoot of Elaine, Richard, Lisa and Opus #333

From Birth of a Harpsichord, a stop-motion animation by Andrea Love. The miniature version of Elaine Funaro playing the mini Opus #333.

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Aliénor is pleased to issue a Call For Scores to encourage the composition of solo music for harpsichord and chamber music for harpsichord with modern or period instruments. Visit our website for guidelines and entry form.

We are currently gathering information from musicians nationally to put on our website. We want to share information about activities focusing on the “contemporary” harpsichord such as concert announcements, news about new CD’s and scores, and YouTube links. If you would like for us to include any relative, up-coming activities that you may be involved with please email us the details.