On 16 June 2019 our new Salle modulable was formerly opened in the presence of about 20 invited guests, including my cousin Lindsay from Valencia, the clavichord maker Karin Richter from England and Lothar Bemmann, clavichord researcher, and his partner Lilla Barta from Göttingen. The new extension was drummed in by three Basler drummers followed by a short concert by Trio Basiliensis: resident musicians, Marianne Mezger – recorders, and myself, harpsichord, together with Ekkehard Weber – viola da gamba . The new room, which will seat up to 30, will be used as a music room for us, with occasional concerts by and with guest musicians, to which audiences will be personally invited. Anyone interested in being informed of concerts may let me know via my contact page

Concerts

10 July 2019, Salle modulable, Weststrasse 13, Zofingen, 19.30

The first public concert in our new Salle modulable will be given by Marianne Mezger, recorders, Almut Schlicker, violin and Paul Simmonds, harpsichord. Trios and solos from the Baroque period.

Prior reservation necessary: info@paulsimmonds.com

8 September 2019, Abendmusik series Zollikofen, 19.30

Ensemble Telemann presents a programme of Telemann Paris quartetts and readings from Morgenstern.

19 October 2019, Salle modulable, Zofingen, 16.00

In conjunction with the AGM of the Swiss clavichord Society, Paul Simmonds will give a recital entitled “The J.S. Bach clavichord?” on a copy of the Markneukirchen “Silbermann” clavichord made in 1980 by Jürgen Ammer. This is an internal event, but should someone be interested in attending they should write to me via the contact page and if space allows this may be possible.

3 November 2019, Reformed church Suhr (AG), 17.00

Trio Basiliensis offers a programme entitled “Versailles and its Labyrinthe”. Music by Marais, Philidor d’Anglebert and others. Entrance free, retiring collection.