Ann Schaefer

 

PIANIST

About Ann

In demand as an orchestral keyboardist and chamber musician, pianist ANN SCHAEFER enjoys an active performing career in the Boston area and abroad. Schaefer is artistic director of the Boston Art Song Society, an organization dedicated to producing intimate concert experiences that highlight the expressive power of the marriage of poetry and music. She is currently a staff pianist at the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and répétiteur at Odyssey Opera.

In residence at the Banff Centre, Schaefer performed the clarinet trio repertoire of Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart. She served as a collaborative piano fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she was featured in the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music. She has also performed at the DiMenna Center in New York in collaboration with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, at the Kennedy Center, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she returned for her third season as orchestral keyboard fellow. In Aspen, Schaefer performed Vitali Chaconne and selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with violinist Sarah Chang and was featured as a soloist with the Aspen Chamber Symphony in a performance of Richard Strauss’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Schaefer serves as substitute keyboardist for both the New World Symphony and the Cape Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas and Jung-Ho Pak, respectively. As an orchestral keyboardist, she has worked with conductors Robert Spano, Vasily Petrenko, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, David Robertson, Bramwell Tovey, Ludovic Morlot, Markus Stenz, and Cristian Măcelaru, among others.

Schaefer’s mentors have included Javier Arrebola, Anne Epperson, Arnaldo Cohen, Peter Takács, and Marc Ryser. She has studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. Schaefer is an alumnus of both the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

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Upcoming Events

Boston Art Song Society presents the complete songs of Henri Duparc

Date: April 26, 2020

Time: 6:00pm

Location: The Lilypad

with countertenor Wee Kiat Chia, soprano MaryRuth Lown, and pianist Emma Luyendijk

Boston Art Song Society presents a Recital of Vocal Chamber Music by African American Composers

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 5:00pm

Location: The Boston Athenaeum

with baritone, Emery Stephens

Boston Art Song Society presents Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 13 Ash Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Tenor Eric Rieger and pianist JJ Penna

Boston Art Song Society presents Schubert’s Die Winterreise

Date: February 22, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

Location: 8 Newcomb Street #3, Boston, MA, 02118

with tenor, Ethan DePuy

Cape Symphony at the Cape Cod National Seashore

Date: August 23, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater

(Conductor, Jung-Ho Pak)

Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Date: August 11, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Michael Stern)

Copland Symphony No. 3

Date: August 7, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Robert Spano)

George Antheil Ballet Mécanique

Date: August 5, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Harris Concert Hall

with the Aspen Percussion Ensemble (Conductor, Jonathan Haas)

Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 9:00pm

Location: Neeson Hall

with Corey Silberstein, Sean Van Winkle, and Bryce Leafman

Bartók Dance Suite

Date: August 2, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Markus Stenz)

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite, op. 75

Date: July 24, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Larry Rachleff)

Conor Abbott Brown How to Relax with Origami and Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma”

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Leonard Slatkin)

Schuller Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee and Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Date: July 14, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Cristian Macelaru)

Copland El salón México

Date: July 10, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Ludovic Morlot)

Aspen Music Festival Fourth of July Concert

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

(Conductor, Lawrence Isaacson)

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 in A minor

Date: June 30, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Robert Spano)

Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts

Also featuring works by Maurice Ravel and Hannah Lash

Masterclass with Roger Vignoles

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Marshall Room - BU College of Fine Arts

Boston Art Song Society Valentine’s Day Benefit Concert for Boston Children’s Chorus

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: 8 Newcolb Street #3, Boston, MA 02218

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Boston Art Song Society and Boston Children’s Chorus. Enjoy performances of two of the most important works for voice and piano in a cozy salon-style setting with a wine and dessert reception to follow.

Boston Art Song Society at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Date: January 10, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Edward H. Linde Gallery (Gallery 168)

A recital of works by composers from the Second New England School

Mass in G Major BWV 236

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church

with Harvard pro Musica (Conductor, Carey Shunskis)

Cantata BWV 46: Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 11:00am

Location: Marsh Chapel

with the Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium (Conductor, Scott Allen Jarrett)

Williams, Dukas, and Berlioz

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Dukakis Performing Arts Center

with the New England Symphony (Conductor, Roderick MacDonald)

Williams, Dukas, and Berlioz

Date: November 2, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Mechanics Hall

with the New England Symphony (Conductor, Roderick MacDonald)

Recital of Works by Tom Cipullo

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth

Masterclass with Tom Cipullo

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth

Gershwin An American in Paris

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Patrick Summers)

Timothy Higgins Altemusik for Alto Trombone, Harpsichord, and Marimba

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Scanlan Hall

with Ben Smelser and Hannah Weaver

Debussy Cello Sonata

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Peapcke Auditorium

with Sasha Skolnik-Brower

Vitali Chaconne and Selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Sarah Chang

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Private residence to be announced

Artist dinner with Sarah Chang

R. Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme, op. 60

Date: August 10, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Johannes Debus)

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Date: August 5, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Jamie Barton, Richard Smagur, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Patrick Summers)

Canteloube Selected Songs from Chants d’Auvergne

Date: July 27, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Golda Schultz and the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Vasily Petrenko)

Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

Date: July 18, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Federico Cortese)

Bernstein Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, after W. H. Auden

Date: July 13, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Robert Spano)

Andrew Norman Play: Level 1

Date: July 8, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, David Robertson)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 60, “Leningrad“

Date: July 1, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Robert Spano)

Masterclass with Susan Youens — Schumann and Brahms

Date: April 24, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Marshall Room - BU College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth

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