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

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Cherry Kim, 'cello       Jacob Hiser, piano Cherry Kim, 'cello
Jacob Hiser, piano

Music by Johannes Brahms

An Die Nachtigall, Op. 46, No. 4 (1864-68)
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna
Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 (1862 - 65)
     I. Allegro non troppo
     II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
     III. Allegro
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna

Selections from Hungarian Dances, (1858-69)
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna
--- Intermission ---
Selections from 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892)
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna
Nachklang, Op. 59, No. 4 (1873)
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 1, Op. 78 (1878 -79)   (transcribed for cello and piano by Paul Klengel)
     I. Vivace ma non troppo
     II. Adagio
     III. Allegro molto moderato
on either the 1868 or 1871 piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna

About the Pianos
To learn a bit more about each piano just click:  the 1868 Streicher, and the 1871 Streicher.

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 Musicians
Recognized for her "poignant lyricism, scope and bigness of her sound and expressive gestures," Cherry Kim has performed in the US and internationally as a recitalist and chamber musician. After five years of study and winning several competitions, she gave her solo debut performing with the Plano Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony. Other performance highlights include the “Herr Beethoven & His Cellists” recital; Gioia Duo performances; the New England premiere of Callender’s “Metamorphoses for Cello and Electronics” for the Boston New Music Initiative; recording the soundtrack for the Underground Railway Theater; and Canadian radio broadcast performances with the Artists of the Royal Conservatory Ensemble.

Ms. Kim received degrees from the New England Conservatory (BM), Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music (PD), Rice University (MM), Longy School of Music of Bard College (GD), and Boston University (DMA). Her principal teachers were world-renowned cellists and pedagogues Laurence Lesser, Norman Fischer, Michael Reynolds, Terry King, and Bryan Epperson. She has performed in prestigious festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Park City International Music Festival, Orford Festival, and Westben Music Festival.

Currently, Ms. Kim leads the CK Ensemble as cellist and artistic director, which aims to present compelling performances that fuse historical performance practices with fresh perspectives. Besides performing with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and many others, she maintains a strong private studio and teaches for the Maestro Musicians Academy and Brookline Public Schools. Another passion in visual arts has won her several prizes, and one work in particular was exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art.

You'll find more about Cherry Kim, the CK Ensemble, and listen to recordings on her website.

Jacob Hiser is a versatile pianist and violinist who performs and studies a variety of musical traditions. He has performed for concerts, festivals, and workshops all over the Midwest and New England, as well as France, Hungary, and Germany. Originally from Missouri, where he graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies, he now lives and works in Boston, having recently completed a master’s degree program in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory. During the summer, Jacob is a faculty member of two arts programs: Missouri Fine Arts Academy (a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music), and NextGeneration, a week-long piano/strings camp in Joplin, MO for middle school and high school students. He is currently adjunct piano faculty at University of Massachusetts Lowell, an accompanist for Boston Children's Chorus and New England Conservatory Preparatory School choirs, and also freelances around the Boston area.

Jacob doesn't appear to have a website per se, but he is certainly found on the web, for example at

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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