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Piano Concert in Saxtons River


Date & Time: 
Nov 25 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. - Pianist Helen von Tiesenhausen will
offer a concert at Main Street Arts Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m.

   Born in Odessa,
Russia, Von Tiesenhausen left the country in 1943 with her mother, brother and
grandparents due to World War II. Her father, an opera singer, had been taken
to a Soviet forced-labor camp. The family eventually found refuge in Austria,
where von Tiesenhausen continued the piano lessons she had begun at age five in
Russia. She studied with Professor Honingen at The Mozarteum in Salzburg until
leaving for America in 1949 at age 13.

   Settling into New York, von Tiesenhausen
studied piano at Zavadsky Studios in Manhattan and with Dorothy Taubman. She
has performed at Steinway, Judson and Carnegie halls in New York and throughout
the Northeast and Midwest.

   She holds a
bachelor’s degree in biology from New York University and has taught in New
York and Pennsylvania, including Russian at Cornell University. She currently
lives with her husband Ross and son on a small farm in McDonough, N.Y., where
she teaches piano and is involved in music organizations.

    Her concert will incorporate music with a
reflection back on her childhood in Russia and her lifelong career as a
pianist. She will play pieces by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Arthur Rubinstein,
Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Aram Katchaturian, and she will be joined by soprano
Aljan LaRock Beer for Schubert’s Ave
Maria
.

   Coffee, tea and
desserts will be available during the program.

   Tickets are $15 for
adults and $10 for students. Further information is available by contacting MSA
at (802) 869-2960, info@mainstreetarts.org or online at mainstreetarts.org.

Location

Main Street Arts
Main Street
Saxtons River, VT
United States
43° 8' 18.87" N, 72° 30' 27.9648" W
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