Anderson, Rudolph: Favorite pieces for cello and piano

Sat, May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shay Rudolph

BEETHOVEN: Seven Variations on Mozart’s
“Die Zauberflöte” WoO 46
SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke Op. 73
RACHMANINOFF: Sonata in G Minor**

** revised program item

Note: Free parking at the Westford Museum on Boston Road, and at the publlic lot across from the library.

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 Rachmaninoff, and the evocative post-impressionistic vignettes of Nadia Boulanger, this music is sure to lift your spirits. (Duration: 1 hour, beginning promptly at 4).

Parking note: Lincoln St may be blocked off for WA prom pictures. Free parking available at the Westford Museum on Boston Road and at the public lot across from the library.

Shay Rudolph

Shay Rudolph, artistic director of the PCA Chamber series, 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

Bonnie Anderson

Ms. Anderson, artistic director of the PCA Piano Heritage series, 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

Seating and tickets

General admission: $20 (Members & Seniors: $15 advance), Teens/students: $8, Children under 12: $5
Piano students free with paying adult (limit 2)

Parking note: Lincoln St may be blocked off for WA prom pictures, so please allow extra time to park at the public lot nearby.

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