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Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4: 00 p.m.

Gail Olszewski, piano
Gail Olszewski, piano
(Click on name for Bio)


A Program of Finnish Music

Prélude, Op. 31, No. 2
Leevi Madetoja
Prélude, Op. 1, No. 1 Selim Palmgren
Valse lente, Op. 33 (1898) Oskar Merikanto
Arietta Erkki Melartin
Valse, Op. 17, No. 1

Ilmari Hannikainen
Étude, Op. 76, No. 2

Jean Sibelius
Scherzo, Op. 6, No. 4 Merikanto
---- Pieces with Descriptive Titles ----
Berceuse, Op. 4, No. 2 Hannikainen
Idylle, Op. 73, No. 1 (1910) Merikanto
Elegiaco, Op. 76, No. 10 Sibelius
Illusion, Op. 1, No. 2 Palmgren
Scène romantique, Op. 101 #5 Sibelius


---- Pieces Based on Folk Tunes ----
Shepherds of Karelia, Op. 119, No. 2 Melartin
Legenda, Op. 34,  No.3 Madetoja
Finnish Folk Songs, Op. posth. Merikanto
Kottarainen (The Starling)
Miksi laulan  (Why do I sing?)
Soi vienosti murheeni soitto (Lament)
Yksin (Alone)
Akileija, Op. 85, No. 4 (Columbine) Sibelius
Vuorenpeikkojen iltasoitto, Op. 15, No. 1 (Night Music of the Mountain Goblins) Heino Kaski
---- Seasonal and Night Music ----
Iltarauha, Op. 11b, No. 1 (Evening Star) Hannikainen
Kesäillan idylli, Op. 16, No. 2 (Summer Evening Idyll) Merikanto
Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään (One Night in Summer) Palmgren
Iltatähti, Op. 21, No. 1 (In the Evening) Madetoja
Yölaulu, Op. 11b, No. 2 (Night Song) Hannikainen
Kesäilta, Op. 1 (Summer Evening Waltz) Merikanto

Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1877

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

Ashburnham Community Church: 84 Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street, Ashburnham, MA (GPS: 42.6359, -71.9083)

Admission: $10.00 /adult (children and students, free)

The building is wheelchair accessible.

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