MISSION DRIVEN: THE REBIRTH OF BAROQUE

Senior aspiring conductor and concert pianist Louis Lohraseb's desire to perform Bach's music on a harpsichord inspired a unique collaboration among the Department of Music, Lohraseb and his musical teachers in his hometown to restore one of the college's harpsichords to world-class concert quality.

A generous donation from internationally acclaimed pianist Findlay Cockrell, Lohraseb's former teacher, to Shaping Lives of Purpose: The Campaign for Geneseo, combined with Department of Music funds, made the $7,500 restoration possible.

They celebrated with a special concert of three harpsichordists last spring. Hear Louis play it in rehearsal.

 

Louis