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This groupmuse happened on Friday, September 29, at 7:30 PM EDT.

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Fortepiano in Porter Square

Fortepiano in Porter Square

Porter Square, Somerville

Fri, September 29, 2017 7:30 PM, EDT

10 of 15 spots still available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
No bathroom at this event
ADA access
Not accessible

Hello, Groupmusers! I'll be hosting and playing this one. I've put together a program of Mozart's solo piano music, and I'm playing it on a fortepiano.

'Fortepiano', aka early piano, aka, period piano, refers to any piano that pre-dates the modern piano. They're usually smaller and quite a bit different in sound quality. Music of the past often comes across very different on the fortepiano.

My fortepiano is a copy of a historic instrument of the type Mozart himself would have known and played, so you'll get to hear his music as he would have heard it. Very exciting!

What's the music?

Thomas Foster Harpsichordist, Pianist


Rondo in A minor
Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je maman"
Fantasia in D minor
Sonata in F major


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Thomas F., about 6 years ago

Hey, everyone! Regarding parking for this evening: there is 2-hour street parking on Beacon St on the opposite side from my place. The side streets in the vicinity are mostly in Cambridge, so you'd need a permit. I've heard parking on Somerville Ave is easier than Beacon, and last resort, the Star Market lot just down the street is usually pretty empty and unmonitored.


Steve S.
Bryan F.