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2021 Summer Fundraiser

August 22, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

A One-Time Historic Event – Not To Be Missed!

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Watch a 115-year-old Steinway grand come to life outdoors with renowned concert pianist Daniel Vnukowski, at a historic residence dating back to 1850.

Enjoy delectable, sumptuous finger foods, boutique wine and the tranquil surroundings of the 14-acre MacLean property. Soulful music, culinary art and the soothing sounds of nature are combined in one.

A herb and vegetable garden surrounded by a Yew hedge anchors the view from the back of the house. An old apple orchard, rustic outbuildings and meandering bucolic gardens bring a serenity to the area.

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….a stroke of genius!

Classical FM


This assertive, fearlessly virtuosic Chopin style was filled with thoughtful exploration and a kind of questioning illumination.

New York Classical Review

Program includes commentary & fun improvisation!

Many people are surprised to learn that the great composer Frederic Chopin only gave about 20 formal public concerts in his lifetime.

This concert recreates Chopin’s last solo piano recital given in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1848 and includes his delightful waltzes and mazurkas; sublime nocturnes, dramatic ballades and improvisatory preludes.


  • Andante Spianato Op. 22 (1834)
  • Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat major, Op. 29 (1827)
  • 3 Etudes from Op. 25 (1836)
    in A-flat major No. 1
    in F minor No. 2
  • 2 Nocturnes, Op. 27 (1836)
    in C-sharp minor No. 1
    in D-flat major No. 2
  • Berceuse in D-flat major, Op. 57 (1844)
  • Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat major Op. 18 (1831)


  • Prelude in C minor, Op. 28 No. 20 (1839)
  • Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1 (1841)
  • Prelude in D-flat major, Op.28 No. 15 (1839)
  • Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 (1841)
  • Mazurka from Op. 59 in A-flat major No. 2 (1845)
  • Mazurka from Op. 7 in F minor No. 3 (1831)
  • Waltzes from Op. 69 in A-flat major No. 1 and No. 2 in B minor (1836)


MacLean Residence
60 Duncan St. W (Access from Victoria St. S)
Thornbury, ON

Note: Please use the entrance from Victoria St. S for parking and access to the concert (marked in red). Enjoy a lovely stroll through the beautiful gardens but remember to bring a mask and wear comfortable shoes.

This event has been made possible by the gracious support of Donald & Catherine MacLean.


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August 22, 2021
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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MacLean Residence
60 Duncan St. W (Access from Victoria St. S)
Thornbury,OntarioN0H 2P0Canada
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(705) 300-2405

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