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A House Concert 
at the
Historical Piano Study Center
30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Eric Clark, piano
Eric Clark, piano

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II – Prelude and Fugue in Bb minor, BWV 891

Johann Sebastian Bach

Polonaise in Bb major, Op. 71 No. 2
     Allegro moderato

Fryderyk Chopin

Polonaise in a-minor, “Farewell to the Fatherland”   (Publ. 1794)

Michal Kleofas Oginski
Etude in Gb major, Op. 10 No. 5  (“Black Key”) (publ. 1833)

Ballade in g minor, Op. 23  (1831-1835)Chopin
Mazurkas, Op. 50  (1842)
     1. Vivace in G Major
     2. Allegretto in Ab Major
     3. Moderato in c# minor

Polonaise in f# minor, Op. 44  (1841)
Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 35 (1837-39)
     1. Grave    Doppio movimento
     2. Scherzo    Allegro – Più lento – Tempo primo
     3. Marche funèbre    Lento
     4. Finale    Presto, sotto voce e legato

Piano concerto in f minor, Op. 21   (1829)
    1.  Maestoso  (in f minor)
    2. Larghetto  (in Ab Major)
    3. Allegro vivace  (in f minor)

About the Pianos
Érard, Paris, 1840

pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection.
The Historical Piano Study Center, 30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430. The building is wheelchair accessible.

About the Musician
An avid chamber musician, Eric Clark has been heard throughout much of the United States and in Europe, in the cities of New York, Pittsburgh, Newark, Cleveland, Charleston, Palm Springs, and San Jose in this country alone.

Eric is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Sergey Schepkin and Enrique Graf. He graduated in 2007 with college and university honors, and received a full scholarship to complete his master’s degree, conferred in 2009.

Winning first-prize in the 2009 All-Instrumental Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon University, Eric made his debut at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic conducted by Ronald Zollman. In 2006, Eric performed the Haydn Concerto in D with Sinfonia Perugina, in Perugia, Italy, conducted by Enrico Marconi.

A recipient of numerous awards, Eric has received the first place in the 2007 and 2008 MTNA Pennsylvania State competition, second place in the ensuing MTNA Eastern Division competitions, as well as second place in the 2008 Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania competition. Eric was named semi-finalist in the 2009 Louisiana International Piano Competition, the 2008 Viardo International Piano Competition, and finalist at the 2008 Eastern Connecticut Symphony Concerto Competition. In 2005, he was one of 24 selected out of over 150 to participate in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

Also an accomplished visual artist, Eric’s paintings have won awards in New Jersey where he currently resides in Fort Lee. When not practicing or performing, Eric pursues a multitude of interests including composing songs in both classical and popular genres, golf, long-distance running, classic literature and philosophy.

What Makes This Concert Special?

In September the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, in collaboration with Polish Television and Polish Radio, has organized the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments. One of the main programming premises of the Competition is to popularize performance on period instruments.

Eric Clark, who played our 1840 Érard in his audition video for this competition, is the only American selected to take part in it. He looks forward to this concert as an opportunity to play through his entire competition program on our 1840 Érard -- to practice in front of our audience.

Of course, here in the Historical Piano Study Center that will be a relatively small audience, so be quick to let us know if you wish to be part of it.

About the House Concerts
Our House Concerts are fundraising events, to 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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