FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION
A House Concert
Historical Piano Study Center
30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430
Sunday, September 9, 2018
at 4:00 PM
|Virginia Eskin, piano|
|2 Konzertetüden (Concert Etudes) S.145 (1862)
#1 Waldesrauchen (Forest murmurs) in Ab major
#2 Gnomenreigen (Dance of Gnomes) in A major–C# minor
|Woodland sketches, Op. 51 (1896)
#9 By a Meadowbrook
12 Virtuoso Etudes, Op. 46 (1894)
#5 Elfin Dance
#12 Polonaise in E minor
|4 Sketches for piano, Op.15 (1892)
Ballade, Op. 6 (1894)
|Amy Marcy Beach
|The pianos will be selected and announced by the pianist..
|Pianist Virginia Eskin
has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the
Annapolis, Buffalo, Louisville, New Hampshire, Rochester, San
Francisco, Santa Barbara and Utah Symphony Orchestras, the Boston
Classical, the Israel Sinfonietta, and the Boston Pops. She has also
performed as a soloist with the New York City and Boston Ballet
Companies, at Morgan Library in New York and at Jordan Hall in Boston.
A native of San Diego, California, she studied in London with Gina Bachauer and Dame Myra Hess, and developed a strong interest in Spanish music during a four-year appointment at the International Institute in Madrid.
Among the highlights of recent seasons were a presentation of works by African American women composers at Boston University, a recital at the U.S. embassy in Madrid, performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, with the Augusta (Maine) Symphony, and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Edward MacDowell's death, Ms. Eskin performed his Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Hampshire Philharmonic and with Boston's Civic Symphony. She has continued her lengthy collaboration with the Portland String Quartet, with whom she performed the Amy Beach Quintet.
Her many recordings include works by American composers Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Rebecca Clark, George Chadwick, Marion Bauer, and Ruth Crawford. She recorded Dvorak’s “Piano Quintet” with the Portland String Quartet. Her “Ragtime Project” includes “Fluffy-Ruffle Girls”, “American Beauties: The Rags of Joseph Lamb”, and “Spring Beauties”.
Ms. Eskin received the Clarion Award for her Radio Documentary series, First Ladies of Music.
She is adjunct professor of music at Keene State College, which has awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition recognize her contributions to women's music.
Learn more by vusutubg her web site, virginiaeskin.com .
|Our House Concerts are fundraising
help defray such annual expenses as replacing slate tiles on the
roof, insuring the pianos, etc. Admission
to the concerts is by freewill donation. Any amount is most welcome,
and all donations to our 501(c)(3) organization, Historical Piano
Concerts, Inc., are fully tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged in
writing for your tax records.
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