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FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION

 Historical Piano Concerts, Inc.

CONCERTS AND EVENTS

All concerts are held at the Ashburnham Community Church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm. unless otherwise stated.
Admission: $10.00 per adult. Children and students, free.


Spring 2014
April 27, 2014 Concert Matthew Odell, on the 1871 Streicher, music by Brahms, Seven Fantasien (Op. 116), Eight Klavierstücke (Op. 76), and Sonata No. 3 (Op. 5).
May  4, 2014 Concert Constantine Finehouse will present a selection of polonaises, ballades and fantasies by Chopin and Schumann on the 1846 Streicher.
May 11, 2014 Concert Artem Belogurov performs a program titled The New England Romantics, a selection of pieces by Arthur William Foote, Arthur Whiting, John Knowles Paine, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Margaret Ruthven Lang, on an 1862 Chickering piano built in the Tremont Street factory in Boston. 
May 18, 2014 Concert Shiela Kibbe, playing the 1839 Tröndlin, and  Heather Braun, violin, present the Grand Duo sonata by Franz Schubert and pieces by Robert Schumann.
May 25, 2014 Concert Beatrice Long in a solo recital featuring Chopin's Sonata No. 3 and a selection of Liszt transcriptions of Schubert Lieder, on the 1840 Erard. 
June 1, 2014 Concert Dmitry Rachmanov, music by Scriabin, in recognition of the hundredth anniversary of the composer's death in April 1915, playing the 1877 Erard "Extra-grand modèle de concert".
Previous Seasons
Date Event Artist
2013
May 5, 2013 Concert Geoffrey Burleson, presenting music by Saint-Saëns and Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit on the 1877 Erard piano.
May 12, 2013 Concert Chester Brezniak, clarinet, and Malcolm Halliday at the 1877 Bluthner piano,  playing selections by Debussy, Fragoso, Berg, Milhaud, Granados, Arnold, and Brahms.
May 19, 2013 Concert Gail Olszewski, music by Finnish composers: Sibelius, Merikanto, Madetoja, Hannikainen, possibly others, presented on the 1877 Blüthner piano.
May 26, 2013 Concert Eric Stumacher, an all-Brahms program, including Variations on a Theme by Handel (Op.24, 1861) at the 1871 Streicher piano
June 2, 2013 Concert Rebecca Hartka, cello, and Gregory Hayes, piano, will present a program titled "Across the Channel" exploring French and English music from the early 20th century in works by Bridge, Debussy, Boulanger, and others, on the 1893 Erard.
August 4, 2013 Special
Concert
Internationally recognized pianist Yuan Sheng has once again offered to present an special fund-raising concert to benefit the Historical Piano Study Center. He will perform four Beethoven sonatas, the Pathetique, Waldstein, Moonlight, and Appassionata, on the Katholnig piano, Vienna, c.1805-1810 By the time this piano was built Beethoven was already suffering significant hearing loss so the sound qualities of this instrument perhaps represent Beethoven's last memories of true piano sound.
September 1, 2013 Concert Junghwa Lee playing Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Chabrier, and Franck on the 1877 Erard.
September 8, 2013 Concert Ira Braus playing the 1805-10 Katholnig, joined by Mihai Tetel on the violoncello, performing Beethoven, Hayden, and Boccherini.
September 15, 2013 Concert Yi-heng Yang on the ca. 1830 Tröndlin, Kate Haynes on violoncello, and Sarah Darling on violin, playing Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
September 22, 2013 Concert Shuann Chai, again playing the Tröndlin, joined by Shunske Sato on violin, to present Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Beethoven.
September 29, 2013 Concert For something completely different, Thomas Pandolfi debuts a new addition to the collection, a 1928 Erard, with a program titled Gershwin and the French Muse, featuring music of George Gershwin, Debussy, Poulenc, Déodat de Séverac, and Ravel.
October 6, 2013 Concert And to close the season we are pleased to present the Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year, pianist Marja Kaisla, playing Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt on the 1840 Erard.
Date Event Artist
2012
April 22,
2012
Concert Constantine Finehouse, piano. Schumann's Fantasie in C, Op. 17, along with selections by Chopin and an early Beethoven sonata, on the 1830 Tröndlin piano from The Frederick Collection. 
May 6,
2012
Concert Monica Jakuc Leverett and Tanya Blaich, piano four-hands, featuring music of Bizet, Jeux d’enfants, and Busoni, Finnländische Volksweisen, for four-hands, as well as Ravel, and contemporary composers, Welsh-born Hilary Tann and Boston-born Karen Tarlow, both of whom now live and work here in the northeast, on the 1877 Erard from The Frederick Collection. 
May 13,
2012
Concert Hsia-Jung Chang, piano, and Deborah Berioli, soprano, present a program titled Clair de lune - French works for solo piano and voice, including works by Debussy and Fauré, on the 1877 Erard from The Frederick Collection.
May 20,
2012
Concert Shuann Chai & Yuan Sheng, piano and piano four-hands, present a program titled The Schumanns and Brahms, including Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66, by Robert Schumann, Variations in f# on a theme of R. Schumann, Op. 20, by Clara Schumann, 16 Variations on a theme of R. Schumann, Op. 54, in f# and a selection from the 21 Hungarian Dances by Brahms, on the 1868 Streicher from The Frederick Collection.
May 27,
2012
Concert The Clementi Collective's violinist, Sarah Darling, has an injury which will prevent her from performing this date. Kate Bennett Haynes, cello, and Yi-heng Yang, piano, will carry on, but the program has been altered to include music for 'cello and piano by Beethoven, Schumann, and Mendelssohn, on the 1830 Tröndlin from The Frederick Collection.
June 3,
2012
Concert Stephen Porter, piano, presents a program titled The Préludes of Claude Debussy, including Books I and II in their entirety, on the 1877 Erard from The Frederick Collection.
July 29,
2012
Special
Concert
Yuan Sheng will present an All French program in a special fund-raising concert to benefit the Historical Piano Study Center. Featuring works by Debussy and Ravel, he will be performing on the 1877 Erard Extra-grand modèle de concert from The Frederick Collection.
September 9,
2012
Concert Maria Ferrante, soprano, Brett Maguire, piano. Ms. Ferrante will sing pieces by Berlioz, Bizet, Gottschalk, and Debussy, among others, and Mr. Maguire will share some works by Debussy.
September 16,
2012
Concert A lecture-recital by Joseph Smith will present works by the Czech composers Václav Tomášek and Jan Václav Voříšek, the Bohemian Ignaz Moscheles, the Irishman John Field, and the German Carl Maria von Weber, pieces composed between 1810 and 1832, in a program titled The Dawn of Romanticism on the 1840 Erard piano from The Frederick Collection.
September 30, 2012 Concert Melbourne, Australia-based pianist Elyane Laussade will present a program titled A Classical Affair featuring works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven on the c. 1800-1805 Joseph Brodmann piano, Vienna, from The Frederick Collection.
October 7,
2012
Concert Ian Pomerantz, bass-baritone, and Lisle Kulbach, piano, will present a Schubertiad, including selections from the Schubert's early cycle, Die schöne Müllerin, the "Little" A Major sonata D.664, and additional lieder by Zelter and Reichardt, on the c.1830 Tröndlin, Leipzig, from The Frederick Collection.
October 14,
2012
Concert Naho Bessho, piano, playing Chopin & Liszt on the 1840 Erard, Paris, from The Frederick Collection.
October 21,
2012
Concert Manabu Takasawa will present an unusually wide-ranging program, selections from Beethoven to Chopin to Liszt to Beach, on the seldom-heard 1862 Chickering, Boston, from The Frederick Collection.
November 2, 2012
Concert Grand Harmonie will present for wind and brass instruments with piano.  You will hear parlor ballads for trumpet and piano, along with music by Mozart (the Flute Sonata in A), by Georg Christoph Wagenseil (a very early trombone concerto), and by Louis-François Dauprat (a newly-discovered trio for two horns and piano).  Our soloists will perform on copies of late 18th-century and early 19th century instruments - flute, trumpet, natural horn, and trombone – each accompanied by an original period piano from The Frederick Collection.
Date Event Artist
2011
April 17,
2011
Concert Simon Tedeschi, piano, with Mariia Gorkun, violin. Richard Strauss’ Violin Sonata, Maurice Ravel's Tzigane, a yet to be selected work by Fritz Kreisler, and Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1893, from The Frederick Collection.
April 30,
2011

and
May 1,
2011
Concert Shuann Chai, piano, with Steuart Pincombe, ’cello. The duo will present, spread over these two programs, the five sonatas and three sets of variations for piano and ’cello, by Beethoven. Because the content changes, each program is individually linked at the left. Please note that the times of the performances differ. Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c.1805-1810, from The Frederick Collection.
May 8,
2011
Concert Pianist Yuan Sheng, in an all-Chopin program: the complete Ballades, and selected Nocturnes. Piano by Pleyel, Paris, 1845, from The Frederick Collection.
May 15,
2011
Concert Pianist Sharona Joshua will perform a reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s piano recital of  Wednesday February 1, 1871: Beethoven’s Sonata in Eb, Op. 31, No. 3; Frühlingslied, Op. 62, No. 6, and Prelude in e from Six Preludes & Fugues, Op.35, No. 1 by Mendelssohn; Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6;  J. S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV.971; and Chopin’s Nocturne in g,  and  Impromptu No. 4 in c#, Op. 66.  Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1871, from The Frederick Collection.
June 5,
2011
Concert Pianist Stephen Porter, with mezzo soprano Krista River:  The song cycle, Haugtussa, by Grieg (sung in the original Norwegian); songs from Berlioz’ Nuits d'Été, and solo piano works by Grieg and Debussy.(Piano to be announced at a later date.)
September 4,
2011
Concert Pianist Yi-heng Yang. Beethoven, Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, Op. 27; Mozart, C.P.E. Bach, and J. L. Dussek, on the piano by Joseph Brodmann, Vienna, c.1800-05, from The Frederick Collection.
September 11,
2011
Concert Pianist Artem Belogurov. Five Mozart Piano Sonatas: in C, Köchel catalogue 279, in F, K. 280, in Bb, K. 281, in Eb, K. 282, and in G, K. 283, on the piano by Brodmann, Vienna, c.1800-1805, from The Frederick Collection.
September 18,
2011
Concert Pianist Jennifer Morlock, with Arkady Beletsky, 'cello. A program titled "From Russia to France with Love..." featuring pieces by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff, Arutunian, Massenet, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns, on the piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
October 2,
2011
Concert Pianist Junghwa Lee. Liszt, Sonata in b; Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin; and Fauré, on the piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
October 9,
2011
Concert Pianist Diana Fanning. Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9; Chopin, a selection of short pieces; Schumann, Papillons, Op. 3, on the piano by Erard, Paris, 1840, from The Frederick Collection.
October 23,
2011
Concert Pianist Thomas Pandolfi. A program of seven pieces by Liszt followed by seven more by Chopin, on the piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
Date Event Artist
2010
May 9,
2010
Concert Emma Tahmiziàn, piano. A program titled Dancing with Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, and Dvořák. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1846 from The Frederick Collection.
May 16,
2010
Concert Stephen Porter, piano performing selections by Ravel, Debussy, and the Sonata in B Minor by Liszt. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
May 23 ,
2010
Concert Manabu Takasawa, piano. An All French Program with music by Fauré, Ravel, Franck, and Debussy. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
May 30,
2010
Concert Shuann Chai, piano. Nocturnes and Etudes by Chopin, Henselt, Moscheles, and Liszt, along
with pieces by both Robert and Clara Schumann. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1840, from The Frederick Collection.
June 6,
2010
Concert Yi-heng Yang, piano, performing Beethoven, Sonata No. 31, and Robert Schumann selections.
Piano by Tröndlin, Leipzig c. 1830, from The Frederick Collection.
September 12,
2010
Concert Constantine Finehouse, piano, playing music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
Piano by Tröndlin, Leipzig, c.1830, from The Frederick Collection.
September 19,
2010
Concert The Orfeo Duo, Ishmael Wallace, piano, and Vita Wallace, violin. Three Beethoven Sonatas: Op. 24, "Spring"; Op. 30, #1 in A; and Op. 47,  "Kreutzer". Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c.1805-1810,
from The Frederick Collection.
September 26,
2010
Concert Sima Kustanovich, piano, and Julian Milkis, clarinet, playing selections by Scriabin, Taneyev, 
Tchaikovsky, Chausson, and Saint-Saëns. Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1877, from The Frederick
Collection.
October 3,
2010
Concert Malcolm Halliday, piano, and Stanley Wilson, tenor. A program of Frédéric Chopin and Robert 
Schumann. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1840, from The Frederick Collection.
October 10,
2010
Concert Cicilia Yudha, piano. The Chopin/Schumann Year, including Schumann's Arabesque in C and
Etudes en forme de variations in c#, and Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in b and selected short works.
Piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, c.1830, from The Frederick Collection.
Date Event Artist
2009
May 3,
2009
Concert Barbara Suhrstedt, piano, Chester Brezniak, clarinet. Music by Glière, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Martinu and Bartók. Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1877from The Frederick Collection. Clarinets by Buffet.
May 10,
2009
Concert The Arcadia Chamber Players, Lisa Rautenberg, violin, Alice Robbins, 'cello, Monica Jakuc 
Leverett, piano, Peter W. Shea, tenor. Three piano trios composed in 1797 by Joseph Haydn, and selections from arrangements of Scottish folksongs for voice and piano trio. 
Piano by Clementi, London, 1805, from The Frederick Collection.
May 24,
2009
Concert Shuann Chai, piano. Music by Schubert and Beethoven, and Mendelssohn in a program titled 
Biedermeier Vienna & Mendelssohn's BicentenaryPiano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, c.1830, from The Frederick Collection.
May 31,
2009
Concert Hayden DeWitt, mezzo-soprano, and Ishmael Wallace, piano. A program titled Vienna circa 1911: Ecstatic Visions, Intimations of Dissolution, with music by Alban Berg, Joseph Marx, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, Ishmael Wallace, Alma Mahler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Leopold Godowsky. Piano to be selected from The Frederick Collection.
June 7,
2009
Concert The Transcontinental Duo, Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, pianists. Music by 
Debussy, Ravel, Bizet and Fauré. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
Saturday,
August 1,
2009
Concert Siyue Wang,Yueting Lang, and world renowned Chinese Pianist, Yuan Sheng. A program of Liszt and Chopin presented on the 1840 Erard by Master Sheng and his pupils. This is a Fundraising Recital introducing the 25th season of concerts presented by The Frederick Collection of Historical Pianos.
Sept. 13,
2009
Concert Diana Fanning, piano. Music by Grieg, Janáček, and Dvořák, played on the Blüthner piano, Leipzig, 1877, from The Frederick Collection.
Sept. 20,
2009
Concert Robert Finley, piano. An Afternoon of Chopin, played on the Erard piano, Paris, 1840, from 
The Frederick Collection.
Sept. 27,
2009
Concert Monica Jakuc, piano, Lisa Rautenberg, violin and R.J. Kelley, natural horn. Brahms's Horn Trio, and Brahms's Violin/Piano Sonata in d, played on the Streicher piano, Vienna, 1868, from The Frederick Collection.
October 4,
2009
Concert Thomas Pandolfi, piano. Music by Chopin and Liszt, played on the Erard, Paris, 1877, from 
The Frederick Collection.
October 11,
2009
Concert Gail Olszewski, piano. Music by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, played on a piano to be 
chosen from The Frederick Collection
Date Event Artist
2008
May 11,
2008
Concert The Arcadia Players, Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano, Christopher Krueger, flute, Lisa Rautenberg, violin, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, 'cello, Peter W. Shea, tenor. Music by Haydn, Beethoven and Weber. Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c. 1805-1810, from The Frederick Collection.
May 18,
2008
Concert Dmitri Shteinberg, piano. Music by Brahms, Schumann and Chopin. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1846, from The Frederick Collection.
Saturday,
May 24
at 7:30 PM, and
Sunday,
May 25
at 4:00 PM
Concert Due to a serious illness in the family, DMITRY RACHMANOV will not be able to perform his scheduled program of Schubert this weekend. The following programs will be presented instead.
Saturday,
May 24,
2008
at 7:30 PM
Concert The Prisma Trio: Ana-Maria LaPointe, violin, Ning Tien, ’cello, Silvia Bota, piano. Music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839, from The Frederick Collection.
May 25,
2008
Concert Sarah Grunstein, piano. An All-Chopin Recital. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839, from The Frederick Collection.
June 8,
2008
Concert Benita Meshulam: "Chopin and Spain". Three sonatas by Scarlatti; four pieces from Iberia by 
Albéniz; a Chopin Mazurka and an Impromptu; and Manuel de Falla's Fantasía Bética performed on the 1877 Erard, Paris, from The Frederick Collection.
August 31,
2008
Concert Benita Meshulam: "Chopin and Spain". Three sonatas by Scarlatti; four pieces from Iberia by 
Albéniz; a Chopin Mazurka and an Impromptu; and Manuel de Falla's Fantasía Bética performed on the 1877 Erard, Paris, from The Frederick Collection.
September 14,
2008
Concert Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov: piano, four hand compositions by Beethoven, and 
Beethoven’s three principal teachers Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748-1798),  Franz Joseph 
Haydn (1732-1809) and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809). (To be followed by a 
recording session Sept. 14-16.)
September 21,
2008
Concert Constantine Finehouse Brahms Sonata in f, Op.5, several intermezzi, and Chopin Polonaise-
Fantaisie in Ab, Op.61 on the 1871 Streicher, Vienna, from The Frederick Collection.
October 12,
2008
Concert The Orfeo Duo: Beethoven and Two Pupils. A set of variations by Archduke Rudolf, originally
for piano with accompaniment of csakan (a combination recorder and walking stick!) and a sonata by Ferdinand Ries. By Beethoven, Eleven Bagatelles, op. 119, and Sonata No. 10 in G, op. 96, which he dedicated to Rudolf.
October 19,
2008
Concert Sarah Grunstein: Beethoven's Sonata in E, Op.109 and Schumann's Fantasie in C, Op.17, and 
four Chopin Mazurkas, Op.17, on a piano to be selected from The Frederick Collection.
Date Event Artist
2007
April 29,
2007
Concert Stephen Porter, piano, Katherine Kayaian, ’cello. Works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Frank Bridge. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877 (the "Extra-grand modèle de concert").
May 13, 
2007
Concert The Smith Chamber Ensemble, Monica Jakuc, piano, Joel Pitchon and Elizabeth Chang, violins, Annie Garlid, viola, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, 'cello. Piano Quintets by Schumann and Brahms. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1846.
May 20, 
2007
Concert Cullan Bryant, piano. An All-Chopin program. Piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, c.1830  (One of Bösendorfer’s first pianos)
May 27, 
2007
Concert Shuann Chai, piano. Music by Brahms, Bach-Busoni, Berg, and Ravel. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877 (the "Extra-grand modèle de concert").
June 3, 
2007
Concert Hsia-Jung Chang, piano. The Chopin Etudes, Op.10 and Op.25 Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839.
September 2,
2007
Concert Gail Olszewski, piano, with baritone Aaron Engebreth. Myrthenlieder, by Robert Schumann, solo piano works by Louise Farrenc and Frédéric Chopin.
September 16,
2007
Concert Malcolm Halliday, piano, and Chester Brezniak, clarinet, performing Reger and Brahms sonatas for clarinet and piano, and a Liszt transcription of a Schubert Waltz.
October 7,
2007
Concert Sharona Joshua, piano, performing works by Robert Schumann, John Field, Chopin and 
Mendelssohn. 
October 14,
2007
Concert Sarah Grunstein, piano, performing works by Chopin and Robert Schumann.
Date Event Artist
2006
May 7, 
2006
Concert Shuann Chai, piano. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1846.
May 14, 
2006
Concert The Smith Chamber Ensemble, Joel Pitchon, violin, Monica Jakuc, piano, with guest 'cellist, 
Volcy Pelletier. Trios by Robert and Clara Schumann. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1846.
May 21, 
2006
Concert The Orfeo Duo, Vita Wallace, violin, Ishmael Wallace, piano, with guest, Beth Anne Hatton, 
soprano. Music by Brahms, Wagner, and others. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1868.
June 17-18,
2006
Concert A Schubert Weekend: A Lively Talk on Schubert's Music by Henrica Bordwin, President of the American Schubert Institute, and two recitals by Dmitry Rachmanov, piano. 
N.B. The Saturday lecture will be at 4 pm at the Piano Study Center, followed by  pre-concert
supper, then the first concert at 7 pm. The Sunday concert will be at 4 pm.
September 3,
2006
Concert Qi Liu, piano with Shan Jiang, violin. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877. An Afternoon of French
Music including works by Debussy, Ravel, and Franck.
September 10,
2006
Concert The Trio Bella, Heather and Rebecca Fetrow, sopranos, and Barbara Fetrow Suhrstedt, piano. 
An Afternoon of Songs including works by Mozart and Beethoven. Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c.1805-1810.
October 1,
2006
Concert Gayle Martin Henry, piano. A program of Beethoven Sonatas, including Nos. 13, 14, and 23.
Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c.1805-1810.
October 8,
2006
Concert Sharona Joshua, piano. A Beethoven Recital, including Sonatas Nos. 1, 4, and 8.
Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c.1805-1810. 
October 15,
2006
Concert Stephen Porter, piano. Piano to be chosen from The Frederick Collection. The program will include works by Schubert, Liszt and Schumann. n.b. Mr. Porter has agreed to perform the concert date originally scheduled to present Richard Shirk's program of The Romantic Piano. Mr. Shirk's concert was cancelled by the artist due to a health issue. We wish him and anticipate a complete recovery, and we are grateful to Mr. Porter for filling in on short notice.
Date Event Artist
2005
May 22,
2005
Concert Daniel Paul Horn, piano, with Stephen Balderston, 'cello. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839.
May 29,
2005
Concert Qi Liu, piano. An all-Chopin recital. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839.
June 5,
2005
Concert Gayle Martin Henry, piano. Piano by Muzio Clementi, London, 1805.
June 12,
2005
Concert Richard Shirk, piano. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1839.
June 19,
2005
Concert Dmitri Shteinberg, piano. A program titled The End of Romanticism: France and Russia in the 
late 1800s.  Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877-78.
September 11,
2005
Concert Gail Olszewski, piano. Works by Beethoven, Cecilia Barthelemon, Haydn, Clementi, John Field, and Jan Dussek. Piano by Clementi, London, 1805.
September 18,
2005
Concert Kees Kooper, violin, with Emily White, piano. A Beethoven recital, with light commentary, featuring the “Spring” and “Kreutzer” sonatas. Piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, built between 1828 and 1832.
September 25,
2005
Concert Elaine Greenfield, piano, with Karen Kevra, flute.  French Music for piano and flute, by 
Jules Mouquet, Michel Blavet, Francis Poulenc, Phillip Gaubert, Claude Debussy, Louis Moyse, Maurice Ravel, and Henri Dutilleux. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1893. (This program, originally to have taken place in June, 2005, was rescheduled due to an injury suffered by the pianist.)
October 2,
2005
Concert Stephen Porter, piano. Sonata in b minor by Liszt, and works by Grieg and Ravel. 
Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877-78.
October 16,
2005
Concert Susan Alexander-Max, piano.  Works by Mozart, Hayden, Clementi, and Schubert. 
Piano to be selected from the Frederick Collection.
Date Event Artist
2004
May 2, 
2004
Concert Pianist Richard Shirk:  Music by Edvard Grieg
May 9, 
2004
Concert Dmitri Shteinberg, Music by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann. Piano by
Tröndlin, Leipzig, c.1830 (a new addition to The Frederick Collection.).
May 16, 
2004
Concert Kees Kooper and Sara Bong;  Music for Violin and Piano by Brahms, César Franck and 
Dvorak.  Piano by Erard piano, Paris, 1877-'78, from the Frederick Collection.Violin by
Giuseppi Guarneri of Cremona, not later than 1741.
May 23, 
2004
Concert Dmitry Rachmanov will present an all-Tchaikovsky program. Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 
1878, from the Frederick Collection.
June 6,
2004
Concert Pianist Benita Meshulam. Music by the Spanish composers DaFalla and Nin-Culmell. 
Piano to be selected from the Frederick Collection.
September 5,
2004
Concert Sandra Carlock will play music by Chopin, Grieg and MacDowell . Piano by Erard,
Paris, 1877-78, from the Frederick Collection.
September 19,
2004
Concert Elaine Greenfield and Jan Meyer-Thompson will play a program of four-hand piano music
by French composers. Piano by Erard, Paris, 1893, from the Frederick Collection
(Please see special program note.)
October 3,
2004
Concert The Orfeo Duo will play music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. Piano
by Katholnig, Vienna, 1805-10, from the Frederick Collection.
October 10,
2004
Concert Stephen Porter will play music by Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann on the 1839 Erard,
from the Frederick Collection.
October 16,
October 17,
2004
Concert Susan Alexander-Max will play music by Zipoli, Clementi, Hummel, and Haydn. Piano
by Katholnig, Vienna, 1805-10, from the Frederick Collection.
(October 16 in Winchendon, October 17 in Ashburnham)
Date Event Artist
2003
May 11, 2003 Concert Janice Nimetz
May 18, 2003 Concert Dmitri Shteinberg
May 25, 2003 Concert The Orfeo Duo, Ishmael and Vita Wallace
June 1, 2003 Concert Firestar, Maria Ferrante and Alys Terrien-Queen
August 2 - 11,
2003
Festival The 2003 Ashburnham Chamber Music Festival at The Piano Museum.
August 31,
2003
Concert Hsia-Jung Chang
September 28,
2003
Concert Elaine Greenfield and Jill Hallett Levis
October 19,
2003
Concert Stephen Porter
October 26,
2003
Concert Susan Alexander-Max
Date Event Artist
2002
May 12,
2002
Concert The Brahms Trio, Emlyn Ngai, Violin, Eva Marie Heater, Natural Horn, and Ira Braus,
piano. Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1868.
May 26,
2002
Concert Dmitry Rachmanov
June 2,
2002
Concert Robert Osborne and Malcolm Halliday
June 9,
2002
Concert Stephen Porter
August 21 - 25,
2002
Festival The Ashburnham Chamber Music Festival at The Piano Museum.
September 15,
2002
Concert The Kooper-Boehm Duo, Kees Kooper and Mary Louise Boehm
September 22,
2002
Concert The Orfeo Duo, Ishmael and Vita Wallace
September 29,
2002
Concert Dmitri Shteinberg
October 6,
2002
Concert Susan Alexander-Max

 
Date Event Artist
2001
May 4,
2001
Lecture Study Center
May 5,
2001
Open 
House
Study Center
May 6,
2001
Concert Sandra Carlock
June 10,
2001
Concert Nancy Annis McDowell and Eda Mazo-Shlyam
July 1,
2001
Concert The Kooper-Boehm Duo, Kees Kooper and Mary Louise Boehm
August 4,
2001
Open 
House
Study Center
October 7,
2001
Concert Benita Meshulam
October 14,
2001
Concert Maria Ferrante, Julian Milkis and Lincoln Mayorga
October 21,
2001
Concert Susan Alexander-Max

Basic Information

The concerts are centered around the internationally recognized Frederick Collection of Historical Grand Pianos built c.1795-1907 in Vienna, Paris, London, etc.

The Collection, begun in 1975, is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA.

The concert series has been presented since 1985. Each concert showcases one piano in music of that instrument's time and place, with professional musicians. Programs have included piano solo, Lieder, chamber ensemble, piano duo, French art songs, and more.

There are Concerts in the Spring & Fall, typically five concerts each, at the handicapped-accessible Ashburnham Community Church. The average attendance is 112 persons per event, from all over New England and nearby New York state. Admission $10.00; children/students, free.

The Frederick Piano Collection is located in the handsome c. 1890 former Stevens Library building, being leased to HPC by Town, for use as Historical Piano Study Center.

The Piano Study Center is equipped to host seminars, workshops, lecture-recitals, panel discussions, master classes, tours, and recording sessions.

The Piano Study Center has support of musicians, music scholars, and interested lay public from all over USA and from several other countries.

Historical Piano Concerts, Inc. has been a Non-Profit Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Code since August, 1988.

For further information:  In addition to the concert schedule on this page, you will find a discography, details of the Collection and the Study Center right here on the web site. To inquire about tours, to add your name to our mailing list, or with other questions, please contact:

Edmund or Patricia Frederick
Historical Piano Concerts, Inc.
15 Water Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-1258
USA

phone/fax: 1 (978) 827-6232

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