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Tröndlin Fortepiano Homecoming Celebration
November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm$7 – $25
Join the Worthington Historical Society when our rare Tröndlin piano returns to Worthington on November 12th after its extensive restoration!
Robert Murphy of Oberlin Conservatory, has been working meticulously on restoring all aspects of the instrument since June of 2015. He will share the details of the restoration process in a talk at 3 pm at the Griswold Center. Pianist David Breitman, director of the Historical Performance program at Oberlin, will join Robert to demonstrate the unique qualities of this rare Tröndlin fortepiano in comparison with a modern piano.
At 7 pm, “Ensemble 1816”, a group devoted to music of the early 19th century will present a celebratory concert featuring the Tröndlin fortepiano. David Breitman, piano, will be joined by Jesse Blumberg, baritone and Johanna Novom, violin. They will present a program of mixed selections including works by Beethoven and Schubert. In the 19th century, the piano played an important social role, and music was often made among friends. Breitman said, “the most revelatory difference with a modern piano is the way those instruments work in an ensemble. After all, the piano has changed dramatically, while the violin has changed relatively little, and human voice hasn’t changed at all…”
Following the concert, the Tröndlin will return to its home in the sitting room at the Orange Johnson House.
$7 (Free with concert ticket)
$25 (includes admission to Restoration Talk)
Tickets are available for purchase at the Shop at the Old Rectory. You may also register for the event online through Worthington Parks & Recreation (http://
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