Classical Music Concerts
Fall Concert Series
Thursday, October 11 Norell Piano Dual -7pm Game Room
Thursday, October 25 Euclid Quartet -7pm Game Room
Thursday, November 8 Jeff and Anne Barnhart, Ivory&Gold -7pm Game Room
Friday, November 23 Nicholas Roth -7pm Game Room
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Coming for 2018 - Robert Beardsley Annual Piano Prize
Ruthmere will soon host a new competition of classical piano music - to be known as the Robert Beardsley Annual Piano Prize - and will utilitize Ruthmere’s 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand Piano (1955) in the Game Room. This piano originally was the favorite “loner” piano from Steinert & Sons Steinway Dealers in Boston to Arthur Rubenstein when he was on tour in New England.
The winner of the competition will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and his or her name will be inscribed on a plaque adjacent to a handsome glass-encased antique Sterling trophy cup-with-cover. The cup is 22 inches high, weighs over 75 ounces and was made in London in 1907, one year before construction of Ruthmere began. Judging criteria and terms of application are being developed. All recital-qualified players will be considered. While players of 19th century Romantic and earlier Baroque period piano literature are preferred, gifted improvisationalists are welcome to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to make submissions for consideration either online or by a CD if on-site auditioning is not convenient. The number of competing contestants will be limited to ten.
In honor of and in appreciation for the brillant recitals he has performed at Ruthmere over many years, Nicholas Roth has been named the 2017 recipient of this award. He will accept this prize and perform at Ruthmere on November 24, 2017.