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5/9/2023 6:07:17 PM General

Highfield Hall & Gardens presents Lyricism Then & Now, a Piano Concert with Carolyn Enger. June 4, 2023 4:00 – 6:00 pm

): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a classical music piano concert with Carolyn Enger, International Concert Pianist and Steinway Artist.

Ms. Enger’s popular Lyricism Then & Now program is a multifaceted exploration of songlike idioms in works from the Classical period up to the present day, including compositions by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Leonard Bernstein, and Caroline Shaw. She will also include a larger work by Schubert and add some women and some American composers to round out the program.


Internationally celebrated American pianist, Ms. Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, as well as her deeply felt interpretations of works from the 18th century to the present. In addition to an active performance schedule on two continents, she has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist: The New York Times selected her Naxos recording of intimate Ned Rorem miniatures, Piano Album I & Six Friends, as one of the “Best In Classical Recordings” for that year.


Ms. Enger’s touring schedule has brought her to venues throughout the United States and beyond, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, the Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The National Gallery of Art in D.C., and the National Gallery in Oslo, among many others around the world.


Ms. Enger is dedicated to bringing music to varied audiences in accessible civic spaces. One of her performances at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is featured in Frederick Wiseman’s acclaimed documentary Ex Libris, which aired on PBS. Her residence with Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA), a social justice and cultural initiative, allowed her to share the Mischlinge Exposé’s message of tolerance and remembrance with the Texas public schools students.


Ms. Enger studied at the Manhattan School of Music and enjoys yoga, swimming, and walks in the woods. She is a Steinway Artist.

            $30 members/$40 non-members

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Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

Monday, closed


Grounds open daily, year-round from dawn to dusk.


About Highfield Hall & Gardens

The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events.


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