Historical Piano Concerts’ 38th Fall Season, 2023

Six Sunday Afternoons at 3:00

 New Dawn Arts Center/ Ashburnham Community Church

84 Main Street (Rte. 12) at the corner of Chapel Street

Ashburnham, MA

Historical pianos from The Frederick Collection

September 3: Arcadia Players: Jacob Cooper, baritone; Emlyn Ngai, violin; Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano. Piano by Joseph Brodmann, Vienna, ca.1800-1805. Scottish songs, arranged by Haydn and Beethoven; Piano-violin sonata, “Spring” by Beethoven; Single movements from piano sonatas by Marianne von Martinez

and Haydn; Songs by Haydn and by George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower.


September 10: Daniel Kurganov, violin; Steven Gross, natural horn; Constantine Finehouse, piano.

Piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna, 1871. Music by Brahms: Violin sonata No. 3 in d, Op. 108, and Horn Trio in Eb, Op. 40

September 17: Elaine Greenfield, Erard Piano, Paris, 1893. Music by Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte; Sonatine; “Ondine”, from Gaspard de la nuit; Valses nobles et sentimentales; and Miroirs.

September 24: Asiya Korepanova, Blüthner piano, Leipzig, 1907.

Music by Rachmaninoff: The Complete Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op.39.

October 1: Daesik Cha, Bechstein piano, Berlin, 1886; Transcriptions for piano: Godowsky: Renaissance, Book 1: Transcriptions of four of Rameau's Masterpieces: Sarabande, Rigaudon, Elegie, and Tambourin:  J. S. Bach /Busoni: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C; Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme by Corelli; and Stravinsky: Three Movements from the orchestral ballet score, Petrushka.

October 8: Matthew Odell, piano by Erard, Paris, 1877.  Music by French composers

Gabriel Fauré: Two Barcarolles; Three Nocturnes; and Thème et onze variations in c#, Op. 73

Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique in f#; Sérénade grotesque; and two pieces commissioned by pianist Alfredo Cassella. Charles Kœchlin: Choral sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré


Admission: $15.00 per concert, students and children, free of charge. Season tickets available: Six programs for the price of five ($75.00), with one guest pass to introduce a new concertgoer to the series. No advance reservations needed.


Concerts will be without Intermission, to enhance the continuity of the music.

Concerts are recorded in video for posting on the YouTube channel, Music from the Frederick Collection. Previous concerts’ seasons can be viewed there, free of charge. Posted programs are lightly edited.         

Unless there is a troubling resurgence of Covid, masking is discretionary, rather than required.

Contact: For further information, or to arrange to tour the Frederick Piano Collection, please visit the website, www.FrederickCollection.org; e-mail piano.fred@juno.com, or phone 978 - 827- 6232. Tours are not generally available on concert days.

Historical Piano Concerts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), publicly supported nonprofit organization. The piano collection is the personal property of Edmund and Patricia Frederick, co-managers of the concerts.

The New Dawn Arts Center/ Community Church building is handicapped accessible.