Friday, December 9 @ 7:30 pm Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole
Concert of Piano Favorites with Nicholas Burns
- Mendelssohn – Prelude & Fugue in E minor, Op.35 No.1
- Schubert – Sonata in A minor, D.784
- Beethoven – Sonata in F minor, Op.57, “Appassionata”
- Chopin – Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Ashuelot Concerts continues its new series of classical concerts at Alyson’s Orchard on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm. British Concert Pianist, Nicholas Burns will perform a program of solo piano favorites by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Beethoven & Chopin on a beautiful concert Steinway that will be shipped in for the occasion. Burns has recorded four, critically acclaimed albums for Nimbus and Lyrita and has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, USA and China.
“Our first concert at Alyson’s in October was a huge success,” says Ashuelot Concerts Program & Artistic Director Louisa Stonehill. “We are excited to be returning for this very special concert of works for solo piano. From the brilliance of Mendelssohn’s Prelude & Fugue, to the poetic expressive tones of Schubert’s A minor Sonata, the drama of Beethoven’s Appassionata and the sheer virtuosity of Chopin’s 1st Ballade, there really is something for everyone in this program.”
“This is a very special program for me,” says Nicholas Burns “as I am performing some of the pieces that first inspired me to pursue a career as a concert pianist. Alyson’s has a wonderful acoustic, a welcoming atmosphere and the Ashuelot Concerts Steinway sounds incredible in the Orchard Room.”
Ashuelot Concerts is a young nonprofit that seeks to grow the audience for classical music in our area through its international concert series, extensive school performances and occasional lecture series. This is the second of three concerts that will take place at Alyson’s this year and Ashuelot Concerts’ musicians will be visiting many of the area’s public schools to perform and talk to 5000 children this academic year.
Tickets are $30 and available to book in advance on Ashuelot Concerts’ website ashuelotconcerts.org. Young adults, aged 18-30 can attend for just $10 and children are welcome to attend for free.