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

Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Jessie Liu, piano
Jessie Liu, piano

About the Musician
Jessie Liu is a sophomore at Westborough High School. She has been  playing the piano since the age of five and has been studying with Faina Kofman for the past six years. She won prizes in Music Worcester's Young Artist’s Competition in 2015 and 2017.
In 2018, Jessie received a prestigious national scholarship from the Chopin Foundation of the United States, which supports and encourages young, talented American pianists through four years of preparation for the International Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, Poland, every five years.

Jessie has been a member of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) for this past year, performing with both the Boston Youth Symphony and Repertory Orchestra. This year, she won BYSO’s  concerto competition and will have the great privilege to play the Grieg Piano Concerto with the orchestra at Kresge Auditorium at MIT on Sunday, June 2. In April, Jessie performed a solo concert at the Pakachoag Music School for students and their teachers, who are members of the community outreach program. Last spring, she performed a solo concert at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge, where she will be returning for another performance at the end of June.

A Program of Chopin Selections
on the 1840 Érard, Paris

Mazurka in C, Op. 33 No. 3
Mazurka in  b, Op. 33 No. 4
Frédéric Chopin

(Upper case indicates Major key; lower case indicates Minor key.)
Préludes Op. 28
    No. 12 in g#
    No. 13 in F#
    No. 14 in eb
    No. 15 in Db
    No. 16 in db
    No. 17 in Ab

Waltz in Ab Op. 42
Waltz in e

About the Pianos
Érard, of Paris, was a major builder of pianos for over a century.
Beethoven had one, as did Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Liszt, Ravel, and late 20th century composer Henri Dutilleux.
While Chopin preferred Pleyel pianos, he also liked and used Érards.
For years, Érard was the standard concsrt piano used by the Paris Conservatory.

This 1840 Érard piano has a big, robust bass tone, contrasting with its gossamer high treble.

All 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 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.

Seating is very limited, and announcements are sometimes on very short notice. If you are interested in attending (or simply being informed by email about) an upcoming house concert it is necessary to contact the Fredericks by phone or email. See the Contact Page for details.

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