Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Grace Coolidge Musicale features First Lady’s piano

Sunday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m.—PLYMOUTH NOTCH—The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the third of this season’s Grace Coolidge musicales on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. The 45-minute concert is free; donations are welcome.

Pianists Susan Cobb and Abigail Charbeneau will present a recital of classical piano duets beginning with two of Franz Schubert’s “Military Marches.” Also on the program are Schubert’s lesser known, but glorious, Variations on a Theme in A-flat major, Op. 35, and Edvard Grieg’s “Norwegian Dances.”

The Musicale will be held in the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center. It showcases the piano given to Mrs. Coolidge by the Baldwin Company and used in the family quarters at the White House. It was the first piano ever to be flown in an airplane.

The Grace Coolidge Musicales, which conclude on Oct. 8, are organized by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and generously sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. For further information, call 802-672-3773, or visit

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