Boston Athenaeum 2013 Concert Series Features Piano Music of the 20th Century

The Winter 2013 Concert Series at the Boston Athenæum, featuring pianist and composer Aaron Jackson, will include music of Beethoven, Smetana, Bartók, Janácek, Berg, Gorecki, Babbitt, Shifrin and Jackson, among others. The Capital Trio will perform on Feb. 8, and cellist Adrienne Taylor will join Jackson on March 16. All concerts will take place in the Athenæum’s historic Long Room and are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information about Boston Athenæum programs and membership, visit

The full series of concerts is as follows: Aaron Jackson playing Jackson, “The Book of Wandering” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m.; The Capital Trio playing music of Beethoven, Smetana and Dvorák on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.; Aaron Jackson playing Schumann, “Davidsbündlertänze” and a new work by Aaron Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m.; Aaron Jackson playing music of Bartók, Janácek and Berg on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.; Aaron Jackson playing music of Gorecki, Takemitsu and Jackson on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m.;  Aaron Jackson playing music of Babbitt, Shifrin and Lieberson on Saturday, March 9, at noon; and Aaron Jackson and cellist Adrienne Taylor playing music of Shostakovich, Schumann  and Jackson on Saturday, March 16, at noon.

Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is Boston’s first cultural institution. It combines an art museum, with a public exhibition gallery and collections of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts; a leading scholarly research and membership library with more than 750,000 volumes, including more than 100,000 rare and historical editions; and a civic forum including lectures, readings, panel discussions, concerts, and other events. Constructed in 1847-49 and extensively renovated and expanded in 1913-1915 and 1999-2002, the Athenæum’s National Historic Landmark building at 10 1/2 Beacon St. is one of the city’s most beautiful and beloved architectural monuments. For membership information, visit or call 617-720-7629.

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