Grand Musical Soiree

Contemporary Musicians Looking Back

 

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to introduce classical pianist, Kobi Davidson,  presenting an overview of diverse piano music spanning the globe. Davidson chooses selections of different composers from different countries with different styles, ranging from rather aristocratic style from France and other parts of Europe, to the intellectual style of Germany to the theatrical style of America, giving brief descriptions throughout the program of the various music genres.

Davidson is joined by flutist, Tara Rozanski.

Saturday, September 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Reservations are required. 

CLICK HERE for reservations or call 215-438-1861

Classical pianist Kobi Davidson, born in Maine, was largely self-taught until joining the studio of pianist Martin Perry in 2010. Shortly after, he had his first recital, at Bowdoin College, featuring the music of Bach, Mozart and Shostakovich. Kobi won first place at the 2013 Portland Rossini Club Competition in Portland, Maine, and has placed in other competitions. From 2013 to 2017 he attended the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, under scholarship. At Mount Allison University he studied piano with Dr. Stephen Runge, Dr. David Rogosin, and Lynn Johnson, and attended a masterclass with the Canadian pianist André Laplante. He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he studies with Susan Starr, a student of Rudolf Serkin and winner of the silver medal at the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition. He also teaches piano at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Audubun, NJ. Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin are among his most profound musical influences, although he also has a strong interest in the music of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Dickens Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Special EventsCelebrate this holiday season by attending the Mansion’s Dickens Christmas Party. Santa Claus will be on hand from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to hear wish lists from children. Take home a photo of your child with Santa as a remembrance of the afternoon. Children have the opportunity to create an ornament featuring a photo with Santa Claus.

Throughout the afternoon, Touch of Classics Victorian Carolers will perform holiday favorites such as “Sleigh Ride,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Musical interludes will be interspersed with Victorian Theatre presentations. At 2:00 pm, actress Christina Higgins as Louisa May Alcott will perform one of Alcott’s stories, “Tilly’s Christmas.” And then at 3:15 pm, Mansion favorite, Josh Hitchens, will perform his compelling one-man show of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Hitchens premiered this one-man performance at the Mansion in December 2009.

Christmas cookies and punch will be served in the Mansion’s historic 1860s kitchen.

COST: $20, children 12 & under: $10 Make reservations online or call 215-438-1861 to purchase tickets. Reservations are strongly suggested.