Virginia Eskin comes to Bass Hall in Peterborough March 22

Published: 3/12/2020 8:51:02 PM
Modified: 3/12/2020 8:50:49 PM

 

New Hampshire is blessed with great female role models of music in its history. Virginia Eskin, a local treasure and national performer, will bring to life some very special musicians on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. presented by Monadnock Music. Join Eskin at the iconic Bass Hall and learn about Willa Cather, Lila C. Perry and Amy Beach. Hear the stories of how these women shaped and contributed to the Granite State in unique ways. Watch slides of their work and listen to their music as narrated by Eskin.

A pianist, Eskin has performed with many orchestras in the United States and Europe, as a soloist with the New York City and Boston Ballet Companies, and, in concert halls, American embassies, and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Her “Ragtime Project” recordings include “Fluffy-Ruffle Girls”, “American Beauties: The Rags of Joseph Lamb”, and “Spring Beauties”. She has also recorded the works of many women composers, including Amy Beach, Rebecca Clark, Marion Bauer, Ruth Crawford, and Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová.

A native of San Diego and long-time resident of Boston, Eskin now lives in Keene. In 1994, Keene State College awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition of her contributions to women’s music. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Keene State and has previously taught at Boston University, Northeastern University, and New England Conservatory.

Tickets are $15, $5 for students and free for seniors and members. Email laina@monadnockmusic.org to reserve a spot, as seating is limited.

Bass Hall is located at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., Peterborough.


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