Music and Strawberries with a French Flavour | Knutsford Times

Music and Strawberries with a French Flavour

By on July 6, 2013
Keiko Sassa

Keiko Sassa

For the first time, the Friends of Tabley will present a harpsichord recital by the Japanese soloist, Keiko Sassa.

Keiko Sassa is an experienced soloist and continuo player on both harpsichord and organ.  She specialises in early music and will perform and present a programme of French music from 17th and 18th Century.

Keiko hopes to inspire the audience to listen to more of this beautiful repertoire.  “I know this will be the first time many in the audience will have heard this kind of music.

To help their appreciation I talk between the pieces about the composer, the forms of music or what the composers wanted to represent.  I’m especially excited to be presenting this programme in the splendid surroundings of Tabley House.”

Sparkling wine and strawberries will be served after the performance and audience members will have a chance to chat to Keiko about the music and her harpsichord.

Keiko has studied at the Nagoya University of Arts, the Seminaire International de Musique Ancienne en Wallonie and the Musica Antica Summer School in Urbino.

The programme will include music by  L.Couperin, F.Couperin, J-Ph.Rameau, J.Duphly and A.Forqueray

Tickets cost £20 for Guests or £18 Friends and Volunteers.  Contact Anna Smyth 01565 651979 or

Money raised at the event will go towards large and small conservation projects for The Tabley House Collection.  In recent months donations from the Friends have restored an old hour glass, previously used to keep sermons to a precise 32 minutes in St. Peter’s Chapel, and a library table.  Both restored objects are on display within the Tabley House Collection.

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