|Sunday, November 4, 2012|
In the fall of 2010, Jayne gave the debut concert for the 1928 Steinway model L grand piano that now graces Bass Hall. Jayne returns to Bass Hall to perform from her dynamic classical repertoire which will include works of Debussy, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.
The concert also includes a unique presentation of The Rêves de Colombine (Columbine’s Dreams), a piece written by New Hampshire composer Amy Beach (1867 – 1944), and performed by several accomplished New Hampshire pianists who have all made a study of this work with Ms. Kelly. In a unique approach to honoring Amy Beach, each performer will play one movement of the piece.
The five movements (and the respective pianists) are:
1. La Fée de la fontaine (The Fairy in the Fountain) ~ Mary Kimmel
2. Le Prince gracieux (The Gracious Prince) ~ Allan G. Freeman,
3. Valse amoreuse (Waltz of Love) ~ Peggy Saunders
4. Sous les étoiles (Under the Stars) ~ Edward Yoxen
5. Danse d’Arlequin (Harlequin’s Dance) ~ Mary Wirth
Amy Marcy Cheney was established as one of New England’s leading composers and pianists when she married prominent Boston physician H.H.A. Beach, who asked her to limit her recitals to two a year in keeping with what he considered fitting for a society matron of the day. During their marriage, she honored this promise (although not excluding appearances as pianist in concerts and ensemble recitals as a guest artist), and combined it with her composing career, presenting her new works at each of her official pair of recitals. “Columbine’s Dreams” was introduced at such a recital, at Boston’s Hotel Tuileries, on April 17, 1907.