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Parish Center for the Arts
10 Lincoln St.
Westford, Mass.    Venue Information

Sunday May 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Bonnie Anderson, piano, and Shay Rudolph, cello

Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A Major

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65

Westford native and Piano Heritage Series Artistic Director Bonnie Anderson will collaborate with Chelmsford resident Shay Rudolph for a concert celebrating the magnificent sonorities of piano and cello. Ludwig van Beethoven's A Major Cello Sonata was written at the same time as his famous Fifth Symphony. Although this piece is full of spontaneity, light, and beauty, early editions included Beethoven's inscription, "Between Tears and Sorrow," which imparts a bittersweet quality. This glorious sonata is the first to treat the cello as much more than just accompaniment. Frederic Chopin's Cello Sonata was one of only nine works written for instruments other than the piano. A novice at writing for the cello, Chopin abandoned many versions of this sonata before settling on this one. This music was more mature than his previous compositions and was ahead of its time. The work was said by many to be "un-Chopin-like" and polarized his fans accordingly.

For more information on Chamber/Classical Concerts contact Shay Rudolf, artistic director, at

Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Piano and string students admitted free with an attending adult. Please bring your printed receipt to the door.

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