May 04, 2014-
May 04, 2014
02:00PM - 04:30PM
Spring Piano Concert
Piano Concert
jack London State Historical Park
Event Description




Jack London Piano Club

“Rites of Spring” theme Concert

to benefit


SUNDAY May 4 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm


The Jack London Piano Club celebrates spring with a “Rites of Spring” themed piano recital to benefit Jack London State Historic Park. Since 2011 the Piano Club has presented quarterly concerts, raising over $7,000 to benefit operations at the Park.


Guest vocalist will be Laura Benward, an accomplished musician who has performed widely, locally and on tour in musicals, light opera and folk programs. She is a member of the Vintage Singers trio whose repertoire includes many vintage folk classics. Pianists performing at the concert include Jud Goodrich, Deborah Knapp, Rubina Hovhannes, Larisa Migachyov, Zinaida Milyavsky, Esfir Ross, and Jim Wittes.


Until 1988 Jack London's 1901 Steinway grand piano sat untouched for 30 years, since the death of Jack's wife, Charmian. At the urging of Park Rangers Greg Hayes and Matt Atkinson, Park Volunteer Jud Goodrich rounded up six other pianists launching the Jack London Piano Club to once again make music with the cherished piano. Since then, every weekend afternoon the Museum in the House of Happy Walls has rung with live piano music to entertain museum visitors. Over 60 pianists over the years have been members of the Club, and currently there are 25 active volunteer pianists.



SUNDAY, May 4  2:00 – 4:30 pm ♦ Refreshments served at intermission



HOUSE OF HAPPY WALLS, Museum at Jack London State Historic Park

2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen


Tickets (which include parking): $20 and are available in advance at the Museum store, online at  or by calling (707) 938-5216. Limited seating available. Performance space can be reached by stairway only; for more information about access, please call
(707) 938-5216.

Fee: $20.00

Contact Information
Name: jack London State Historical Park     Email:
Phone: 707-938-5216




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