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

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Leslie Stroud, flute        Matthew Odell, piano Leslie Stroud, flute
Matthew Odell, piano

Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34  (1877)
          No. 3  Romance

on the 1893 Érard piano, Paris
Charles-Marie Widor

 The Four Ballades           
          No. 1 in g, Op. 23   (1831)
          No. 2 in f, Op. 38    (1839)
          No. 3 in Ab, Op. 47 (1841)
          No. 4 in f, Op. 52    (1842)

on the 1840 Érard piano, Paris
Frédéric Chopin

Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, D. 802, for flute and piano  (1824)

on the ca.1830 Tröndlin piano, Leipzig
Franz Schubert

About the Pianos
To learn a bit more about each piano just click: the 1893 Érard, the 1840 Érard, and the ca.1830 Tröndlin .

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
Flutist Leslie Stroud, active as both an orchestral and chamber musician, performs in a wide range of ensembles and musical styles. Ms. Stroud is particularly dedicated to bringing audiences music ranging from that of the 18th and 19th centuries played on historic, period flutes to adventurous works featuring the composers of our own time on modern day flutes.

Noted by the New Bedford Standard Times for her “virtuosity”and “excellent solo flute work”, Ms. Stroud has appeared with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, the Plymouth Philharmonic, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, New Bedford Festival Theater Orchestra, the Buzzards Bay Musicfest, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Peabody Wind Quintet, Acacia Chamber Music, Cameo Baroque, Concert Artists of New England, Sterling String Quartet, and Trinity Chamber Concerts.

Ms. Stroud and pianist Matthew Odell are excited to be recording for Centaur Records the collected Sonatas for flute and piano by New York City composer Gary Schocker to be released later this year. Ms. Stroud and Mr. Odell’s performances together include Dartmouth College, the Opera House at Booth Bay Harbor, Pentangle Arts Classical Series, ArtisTreeCommunity Arts Center and Gallery, the Eliot Church of South Natick (Boston), Plymouth State University, St. Gaudens National Historic Site summer concert series, and in residence as Tomlinson Fellows at Tabor Academy.

A founding member of Cameo Arts Foundation, Inc. ( providing support to nonprofit service organizations, and a founding member/performer of the innovative New Bedford Symphony Orchestra program “SchoolsMusic!”, Ms. Stroud is a passionate advocate of merging music, education and advocacy in our everyday lives. She has taught at Tabor Academy, the St. Paul’s School for Girls and the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.  Currently she maintains a private studio in the Upper Valley of Vermont/New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician.  He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone.  In addition to performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York, Mr. Odell has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Taipei, Taiwan, and Helsinki, Finland.  He has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, New York’s Focus! Festival, the La Gesse Festival in Toulouse, France, Nuits musicales and Concerts du cloître in Nice, France, and the Rohm International Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan.  Recent concerts include a solo recital of the music of Boulez and Carter in Baltimore, a tribute to Pierre Bernac and Francis Poulenc at Lincoln Center, and a European recital tour in Paris, London, and Spain.

A passionate advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him. He has performed contemporary repertoire with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the AXIOM Ensemble, and the American Art Song Festival, a group he founded in 2004.  He has also worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge.  Mr. Odell’s affinity for the music of Olivier Messiaen has been seen in a performance of his Visions de l’Amen with pianist Peter Hill and an upcoming recording project of the music of Messiaen and his students to be released by Albany Records.

Mr. Odell currently teaches at The Juilliard School and frequently presents master classes, workshops, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the U.S and Europe.   In May 2010 he graduated with a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and Brian Zeger.  He studied further with Marian Hahn, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Ann Schein, and Laurence Morton.

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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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