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Music on Park Avenue with Per Tengstrand About Schubert: The Arpeggione Sonata

Photo courtesy Per Tengstrand

THU—May 12—7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk at 7 PM
$30 ($25 ASF Members)
Series Pass (6 concerts) $150 ($120 ASF Members)

Music on Park Avenue is back! The popular series hosted by Scandinavia House and Per Tengstrand welcomes its audience back to Victor Borge Hall beginning in the fall of 2021. In the final concert in the series, Tengstrand will be joined by Opus violist Katie Liu in a performance of Schubert’s “Arpeggione Sonata.” *This event was originally scheduled for January 6, 2022, and how now been rescheduled to May 12, 2022.*

In the series “About Schubert,” Katie Liu and Per Tengstrand performed parts of Schubert’s wonderful “Arpeggione Sonata” by recording and filming their parts separately in New Jersey and Malmo, Sweden. In tonight’s performance, they will join together on the stage at Victor Borge Hall to play the whole work, in addition to pieces by Bach and other composers. 

Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above. All attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks in Victor Borge Hall and observing social distancing rules in signage.. Please read our full safety protocols here. ASF is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals and does not permit harassment or discrimination in any forms (whether racial, sexual, religious, orientation or others) within our building. Any visitors who do not abide by these policies will be required to leave. Read our our Non-Discrimination Policy here.

The Music on Park Avenue concert series is supported in part by a generous grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and in part by the Lynn Carter Fund of the ASF.

 Thanks to a generous loan by Victor Borge’s grandson Finn, this concert will be performed on Victor Borge’s personal Steinway piano.

In celebration of their upcoming spring programs, Tengstrand and Opus violist Katie Liu joined together for select performances from their “About Schubert” series, including J. S. Bach’s “Suite No. 2 in D minor”; F. Schubert’s “Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano,” and W.A. Mozart’s “Piano Sonata in C major.” See the  video event recorded at Scandinavia House in January of 2022 below when it premieres on February 10!

About Per Tengstrand

Per Tengstrand has firmly established himself as one of today’s most exciting pianists. He has been described by The Washington Post as “technically resplendent, powerful, intuitively secure,” and by The New York Times as “a superb Swedish pianist” whose recital “was rewarding, both for its unusual programming and for his eloquent, technically polished performances.”Tengstrand is the subject of the acclaimed Swedish documentary The Soloist, directed by Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (Sweden, 2003), which was featured at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology in New York.


In 2005 he was decorated by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with the “Litteris et Artibus” Medal for outstanding service to the arts. During the pandemic, Per started making music documentaries which were viewed and appreciated by people all over the world. As this line of work will continue, the documentary Beethoven and the Freedom of the Will is planned to have its world premiere at Scandinavia House in 2022.