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

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Virginia Eskin, piano
Virginia Eskin, piano

Three Virtuoso Pianists

2 Konzertetüden (Concert Etudes) S.145  (1862)
        #1 Waldesrauchen
(Forest murmurs)  in Ab major

        #2 Gnomenreigen
(Dance of Gnomes)  in A major–C# minor
                  Presto scherzando 
Franz Liszt

Woodland sketches, Op. 51  (1896)            
        #9 By a Meadowbrook

12 Virtuoso Etudes, Op. 46  (1894)
        #5 Elfin Dance
        #12 Polonaise in E minor

Edward MacDowell

4 Sketches for piano, Op.15 (1892)            
        #3 Dreaming
        #4 Fireflies

Ballade, Op. 6 (1894)

Amy Marcy Beach

About the Pianos
The pianos will be selected and announced by the pianist..

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
Pianist Virginia Eskin has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Annapolis, Buffalo, Louisville, New Hampshire, Rochester, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Utah Symphony Orchestras, the Boston Classical, the Israel Sinfonietta, and the Boston Pops. She has also performed as a soloist with the New York City and Boston Ballet Companies, at Morgan Library in New York and at Jordan Hall in Boston.

A native of San Diego, California, she studied in London with Gina Bachauer and Dame Myra Hess, and developed a strong interest in Spanish music during a four-year appointment at the International Institute in Madrid.

Among the highlights of recent seasons were a presentation of works by African American women composers at Boston University, a recital at the U.S. embassy in Madrid, performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, with the Augusta (Maine) Symphony, and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Edward MacDowell's death, Ms. Eskin performed his Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Hampshire Philharmonic and with Boston's Civic Symphony. She has continued her lengthy collaboration with the Portland String Quartet, with whom she performed the Amy Beach Quintet.

Her many recordings include works by American composers Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Rebecca Clark, George Chadwick,
Marion Bauer, and Ruth Crawford. She recorded Dvorak’s “Piano Quintet” with the Portland String Quartet. Her “Ragtime Project” includes “Fluffy-Ruffle Girls”, “American Beauties: The Rags of Joseph Lamb”, and “Spring Beauties”.

Ms. Eskin received the Clarion Award for her Radio Documentary series, First Ladies of Music.

She is adjunct professor of music at Keene State College, which has awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition recognize her contributions to women's music.

Learn more by vusutubg her web site, .

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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