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Chamber and Piano Heritage Series

Experience some of the greatest musical repertoires of the Western classical tradition at the PCA’s two classical series, Chamber/Classical and Piano Heritage. Featuring our talented artistic directors and renowned visiting artists playing on our celebrated Steinway B piano.

Concerts are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and last 60-90 minutes. Piano Heritage Series performances include pre-concert talks and are followed by a reception with the soloist.  

Ticket Prices: $15 PCA Members and Seniors, $20 Non-Members, $8 Teens/College Students, $5 Children 12 and under

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Upcoming events

Sun, Nov 18

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Four-hand piano music: Mozart to Piazzolla - Bonnie Anderson & Stella Owen

Rescheduled – new date TBA. Co-Artistic Director of the Piano Series, Bonnie Anderson, will be joined by Boston pianist, Stella Owen, for a fun afternoon of music for four-hands. The performers will give an overview of piano duet-playing in the United States, beginning the afternoon with Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 (third movement)

Sat, Jan 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sound Energy

Sound Energy is a dynamic, Boston-based string trio committed to exploring new sounds, new collaborations, and new music. With a repertoire spanning Anton Webern to Andrew Norman, Sound Energy stands at the forefront of a new generation in contemporary music with ambitious upcoming projects including tours, residencies, and large-scale commissions—all in a continued effort to explore the energy of sound.

Sun, Jan 27

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Mozart: Reiko Aizawa

Rieko Aizawa, pianist of the Horszowski Trio based in New York City, comes to the PCA to perform a solo piano recital. Ms. Aizawa will include a surprise performance in the second half of the program with her husband, Jesse Mills, violinist of the Horszowski Trio. Celebrating Mozart’s birthday, she will perform music by Mozart and composers influenced by him, such as Chopin and Debussy. The PCA is thrilled to have Steinway Artist and graduate of the Curtis Institute and Juilliard School, Rieko Aizawa, perform on our beautiful Steinway B.

Sat, May 18

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Favorite pieces for cello and piano: Shay Rudolph/Bonnie Anderson

Back by popular demand, Shay Rudolph and Bonnie Anderson (Chamber Music and Piano Heritage series directors, respectively) will present a delightful program of favorite works for cello and piano. Bringing together the lively sweetness of Beethoven’s “Magic Flute” Variations, the mercurial romanticism of Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, the magnificent richness of Brahms, and the evocative postimpressionistic vignettes of Nadia Boulanger, this music is sure to lift your spirits.

Series Artistic Directors

Chamber Series – Shay Rudolph

Shay Rudolph is an active freelance cellist living in Chelmsford. She is a member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, assistant principal cellist of the New Bedford Symphony, principal cellist of the New Hampshire Philharmonic, and toured internationally with the official “Star Wars: In Concert” orchestra.  Shay’s greatest musical passion is chamber music, studying at the Boston University College of Fine Arts with the Muir Quartet and at chamber music festivals with the Miro, Lydian, and Turtle Island String Quartets. Full bio

 

Piano Heritage Series – Bonnie Anderson

Ms. Anderson has appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, Northern Illinois Philharmonic and the Bach Festival Orchestra in New Hampshire. After performing chamber music by Brahms in Michigan, The Grand Rapids Press wrote, “Anderson’s gifts point to the poetic…the Brahms Sonata swept the listener away in ecstasy.”

As orchestral pianist, Ms. Anderson is a long-term member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill and has played piano and celeste with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and former New Hampshire Symphony. Ms. Anderson’s honors include the Young Pianist Award at Tanglewood, as well as top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition. Full bio