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Concert May 26: A Special Tribute to Lars Nielsen  

The Northern Third Piano Quartet will perform in this special concert to raise funds for the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund. The group will be performing the “Falling of Trees” with baritone Thomas Beard

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New Music Commission! 



A major goal of our group is to expand the piano quartet repertoire with new music by Vermont composers. We feel strongly that audiences should have more opportunity to hear works of our state composers. 

We are commissioning a new piano quartet by Brookfield composer Erik Nielsen this year. He is well-known to Vermont audiences as a prolific composer of instrumental, choral, and operatic music. Each of us in the Northern Third Piano Quartet have performed Erik’s works, including in Fleeting Animal and various solo pieces. Since Erik knows our playing very well, he has already parts of the new piano quartet with our playing styles and spirits in mind! 

For more information about Erik, please visit his website at 

The premieres would take place in the Fall of 2018 in Northfield, Randolph, and St. Albans. 

To reach the goal of this commission and the concert premieres in the fall of 2018, we have drafted a budget of $7,000.00: $4,000.00 to cover Erik’s commission cost, $2,000.00 for rehearsal and performance fees, $800.00 for the rental of Chandler Music Hall, and $200.00 for the gift to the United Church of Northfield. We have received $2,000.00 already in donations. We need to raise an additional $5,000.00 this spring. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible deduction to this exciting project. Your donation is vital to making this project happen. 
The Northern Third Piano is a sponsored project of the Monteverdi School of Music. 

Contributions in *any* amount are greatly appreciated and will help us reach our goal. 

Can we count you in? 

All contributions to support the Northern Third Piano Quartet are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Northern Third Piano Quartet is partnering with the Monteverdi Music School in Montpelier as its fiscal sponsor. Monteverdi Music School is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions may be directed to: 
Monteverdi Music School, P.O. Box 1062 Montpelier, VT 05601-1062 

Please put “Northern Third Piano Quartet” in your check’s memo. 
Or if you'd prefer to make a secure contribution directly online, go to: 
Please put Northern Third Piano Quartet in the “purpose” field. 

We also have a Go Fund Me Link for this fundraising. To find out more, please visit the link below: 


Thanks for your consideration! 

Musically Yours, 

Sofia, Elizabeth, John, and Alison