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The Tenenbaum Sonatas

These 18 sonatas are entirely original compositions. Composing them was a project that occupied me during the late ’90’s and early years of this century. I was inspired by the Italian harpsichord composer Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas, whose 550 examples of keyboard inventiveness, virtuosity and perennial freshness are one of the treasures of our pianistic repertoire. Capturing my improvisations and translating them into the binary form favored by Scarlatti was a delightful discipline: learning them for my 2005 recording challenged my technique and my pianism. I’m pleased to be presenting them live and sharing their many moods and colors that continue to surprise and delight me.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.