FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION
Piano Concerts Series
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 4: 00 p.m.
Transcontinental Piano Duo
Janice Meyer Thompson &
(Click on names for Bio)
and a display of
Program of French Music
as originally prepared by Barbara and Gerhardt Suhrstedt
|I.||Works Composed for or about Children|
|II.||A Return to Antiquity|
|III.||Works Related to the Dance|
|IV.||Scenes from Nature|
|V.||Humor and Eccentricity|
Piano by Erard, Paris, 1877-‘78
|Piano Works and Poems to be Selected from the Following:|
for or about Children
"Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty"
from Mother Goose Suite (1908)
"Mi-a-ou" from Dolly Suite (1893)
"Spin the Top" from Children's Games (1870)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Return to Antiquity
Excerpt from L'Après-midi d'un faune (1876)
"Chant pastoral" from Chansons de Bilitis
Stephane Mallarmé (1842-1898)
Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
to the Dance
"Ballet" from Petite Suite
"Kitty Valse" from Dolly Suite
"Spanish Step" from Dolly Suite
|Scenes from Nature
"En bateau" from Petite Suite
"Dolly's Garden" from Dolly Suite
"Fairy Garden", from Mother Goose Suite
"La pluie au matin" from Chansons de Bilitis
"Badminton" from Children's Games
"Empress of the Pagodas" from Mother Goose Suite
Excerpt from La chevelure
"Russian Dance" from Petrushka (1911)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Prints of related Impressionist paintings:
& Watering Can (1876)
Ballet School (1876)
Seine at the Grande-Jatte (1885)
"Troupe of Mlle. Eglantine" (Poster)
Woman and Maid
Costumes for Stravinsky's
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
|Due to a serious health issue, piano
duettists Barbara and Gerhardt Suhrstedt have had to cancel their Fall
2004 concert engagements. After consulting with the Suhrstedts, we and
they decided we should still present a program of French music, poetry
and art, but with some changes in personnel and repertoire. We thank the
following people for their generosity at this difficult time:
• Barbara and Gerhardt Suhrstedt for their preparations for this concert, their inspiration for the program, and the loan of their Impressionist prints.
• Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thomson for committing, on short notice, to play an ambitious program which necessitates their traveling to Ashburnham from, respectively, Vermont and Arizona.
• Karen Lourence, Newton, for providing transportation and lodging to Ms. Meyer-Thompson, who must be at Logan Airport before dawn on Monday morning in order to reach a concert engagement in Mississippi that same evening.
All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection
Ashburnham Community Church: Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street
Admission: $7.50 /adult, children and students, free
The building is wheelchair accessible.
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