First Parish Music Event

Sponsored by the Music Committee

Beethoven Birthday Celebration!

Paul-André Bempéchat, piano

Friday, December 16, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.


Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, “Waldstein”, Op. 53 (1804)

Piano Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata” (1804-1805)

Piano Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90 (1814)


Net proceeds to benefit First Parish in Bedford & The Shelf

Suggested donations (collected at the door):

Adults $20

Seniors & Students $15

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First Parish in Bedford

On the Common

75 The Great Road, Bedford, MA 01730 (Rtes. 4/62/225)

Church Office: 781-275-7994

Biography for Paul-André Bempéchat

Renowned for his interpretations of the First Viennese School, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin, Paul-André Bempéchat is a self-styled, eclectic product of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, where he worked with the legendary performer-teachers Artur Balsam, Nadia Reisenberg in piano and chamber music, and Martin Isepp in vocal accompanying.  Bempéchat has toured in virtually every country in Europe, including major appearances at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Barbican Centre London, the Philharmonics in Meiningen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Rotterdam and Belgrade; he has also appeared at the Wiener Festwochen, the Husum Festival of Rarities for the Piano, the Caramoor and Holland Festivals, and most recently Uppsala University.  Colleagues and critics alike have hailed him as a singularly lucid, introspective interpreter capable of drawing audiences into a near-palpable relationship with the select composers he performs. Bempéchat records for Danacord Records, Copenhagen and is available for masterclasses, lecture-recitals and lectures in several languages. 

For more information about M. Bempéchat, please visit his webstie:

See you at the concert … and the birthday party reception afterwards!