Weekend Concert Series

Terrence Wilson, piano

Gardner Museum debut

Sunday, February 9, 1:30 - 3 pm
Calderwood Hall


J. S. Bach, “English” Suite in A Minor, BWV 807 (ante 1720)
Franz Liszt, Sonata in B Minor (1853)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Three movements from Negro Melodies, Op. 59 (1904)
Tania León, Ritual (1987)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Sonata for Piano, No. 3 (2003)

American pianist Terrence Wilson makes his overdue Gardner debut with a performance of Liszt’s phantasmagoric Sonata in B Minor. Wilson will also perform three movements from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s gorgeous arrangements of African American spirituals and African folksongs. In a preface to the published score,  Booker T. Washington wrote: “The music of these songs goes to the heart because it comes from the heart.”

American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson begins his remarkable third and final piano sonata with the spiritual “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” set very much in the style of his namesake, before taking the tune on his own distinctive path—edgy, bright, and driving.


Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Choose from two seating sections. See inside back cover for details.


Adults $36, seniors $33, members $24, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $31, seniors $28, members $19, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

How to buy tickets:

  • Online: Click the TICKETS button*
  • By phone: Call the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday until 6 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase tickets at the door, Wednesday–Monday, 11 am–4:30 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY

For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances.

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  • Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level.
  • To request accessible or wheelchair seating, or large-type programs, please call the box office at 617 278 5156.
  • Seating begins 45 minutes before performance time. Once the performance begins, seating is not guaranteed.
  • Tickets purchased online or by phone within 14 days of the concert will be held at the admission desk.
  • For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby on the day of performance. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made.
  • Programs are subject to change.


The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.