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Fall Festival

From Piano Playing to the Player Piano, 1900 Through the Roaring 20s

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October 13, 2023: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artis Wodehouse will pianolize (foot-pump) a representative group of piano rolls from the early 1910s to the 1920s on the Main Street Museum’s player piano. They will provide musical guideposts for her description of the significant cultural and musical impact of the play piano’s unprecedented ability to deliver a musical performance. Piano rolls featured will include well-known opera and symphonic period piano roll arrangements, “hand-played” roll performances by famous classical composers such as Edvard Grieg, and popular ragtime and blues rolls by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and James P. Johnson.

Presented in partnership with The Main Street Museum.


October 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vermont Humanities
(802) 262-2626


The Main Street Museum
58 Bridge Street
White River Junction, 05001
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