Weekly Acorn

Latest Performance

Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #013

Chopin Scherzi – Complete
Launched 2020-09-04

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Upcoming Performances

Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #014

Beethoven Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1 – Complete
Scheduled 2020-09-25


The Weekly Acorn is halting production after the September 25th performance.

You don’t need to listen live; each recital will be archived and listed on this page. Please give a like and leave a comment on Facebook while you’re listening!


A Squirrel-Sized Introduction and Farewell

September 2020 is the final month of Weekly Acorn concerts, at least for now. I originally intended to get through Covid-19 confinement by challenging myself to offer weekly bite-sized performances, since my in-person Curious Squirrel recitals were no longer possible. As you can imagine, learning or relearning difficult pieces takes time. So does recording, editing, and uploading them!

The main reason I’m halting these weekly performances is to re-focus on teaching, now that I have more students than I had this past spring. However, I won’t stop learning new repertoire and relearning old pieces.

Even though the Weekly Acorn is about to go on a long or permanent break, I still intend to keep producing content for Music Monday, my tiny bites project. It offers very short recordings along with a potpourri of other musical tidbits. Recently, I’ve written a blog post about a music icon, shared student performances, and offered both solo and collaborative recordings on both piano and organ.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Weekly Acorn performances! If you’ve enjoyed them, please let me know. Who knows, maybe I’ll be back here in the same format, or a different one, in 2021?


Recent Performances

Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #012

Cécile Chaminade – Ondine and Scarf Dance
Launched 2020-08-07

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #011

Beethoven Sonata Op. 2, No. 1, 3rd and 4th Movements
Launched 2020-07-31

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #010

Beethoven Sonata Op. 2, No. 1, 1st and 2nd Movements
Launched 2020-07-17

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #009

Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Complete)
Launched 2020-07-10

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #008

Star-Spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith – Two Arrangements
Launched 2020-07-03

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Josef Hofmann

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #007

Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, No. 1
Launched 2020-06-26

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #006

Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79, No. 2
Launched 2020-06-12

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #005

Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
Launched 2020-06-05

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #004

Piano Delights of Zez Confrey
Launched 2020-05-29

  • Dizzy Fingers (1923)
  • The Greenwich Witch (1921)

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #003

Deliberately Slow – Two French Piano Pieces
Launched 2020-05-22

  • Gymnopédie No. 1 (1888) – Erik Satie
  • La Plus Que Lente (1910) – Claude Debussy

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #002

Chopin Waltzes Op. 64 (Complete)
Launched 2020-05-15

  • Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 – Valse du petit chien
  • Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
  • Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #001

Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
Launched 2020-05-08

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