“Who’s Afraid of Bach’s Goldberg Variations?”

Seacoast Academy of Music presents Randall Hodgkinson, pianist, “unpacking” the Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach Saturday, September 13, 2014 3PM Admission: $12, $10 for students and seniors


“I will be “unpacking” the amazing Goldberg Variations using a combination of audience interaction and demonstration at the piano. Also a brief discussion of what makes it tick for the listener. This will be followed by a complete performance of this magnificent work. This complex and yet simple piece is very accessible and my goal is to demonstrate that it goes far beyond its mathematical brilliance in beauty and imagination.”

-Randall Hodgkinson    


Randall Hodgkinson achieved recognition as a winner of the International American Music Competition for pianists sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has appeared frequently as recitalist and as soloist with major orchestras including those of Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Buffalo, the American Symphony and the Orchestra of Illinois.  

In recent seasons he appeared as soloist with the New England Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Newton Symphony. He studied at the Curtis Institute and the New England Conservatory. While a member of Boston Musica Viva, he performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, and recorded for Nonesuch records. His solo CD “Petrouschka and Other Prophesies” received a double five-star rating from the BBC magazine.

Other recordings include a live performance of the world premiere of the Gardner Read Piano Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Morton Gould Concerto with the Albany Symphony. Recently he recorded the complete works for cello and piano of Leo Ornstein with cellist Joshua Gordon for New World Records. Mr. Hodgkinson also performs four-hand and two-piano literature in duo recitals with his wife Leslie Amper. He is a member of the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory, the Wellesley College and Longy School of Music. He has been a member of BCMS since 1983. http://www.bostonchambermusic.org  


Seacoast Academy of Music  

105 Post Rd. North Hampton, NH 03862