Upcoming Recitals in 2022-2023

Dvořák: Dumka and Furiant, op. 12

Poulenc: Five Impromptus, FP.21

Brahms: Capriccio in B minor, op. 76-2

​                Intermezzo in A major, op. 118-2

Schubert: Piano sonata in F minor, D. 625

 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Calvary United Methodist Church

​Frederick, MD

Calvary's Community Concert Series

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Williamsburg Regional Library

Williamsburg, VA

Dewey Decibel Concerts

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Reformation Lutheran Church    

Newport News, VA

Mildred McDaniel Concert Series

Past recitals

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2021-2022

Program:

Grieg:               Lyric Pieces

Čiurlionis:       Four preludes, Op. 21

Schubert:        Impromptu No. 3, Op. 90

​Liszt:                Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Sibelius:           The Spruce, Gentle West Wind

                          Valse Triste

Prokofiev:        March from The Love for Three Oranges

​                          Piano sonata No.3

January 15, 2022   Richmond Public Library

                                Richmond, VA

                                 Gellman Room Concerts

September 14, 2021   The Church of the Epiphany

                                     Washington DC

                                      Tuesday Concert Series

2019

Program:

Mendelssohn: Piano sonata No. 1 

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

            Jeux d'eau 

Lyapunov: Transcendental etude No.10, Lezghinka 

​                   Nocturne 

Scriabin: Etude Op. 8-12

                 Piano sonata No. 4 

January 26   Richmond Public Library

                      Richmond, VA

                      Gellman Room Concerts

March 10     Newton Free Library

                      Newton, MA

                      Concert Series at Druker Auditorium

March 17      Reformation Lutheran Church

                      Newport News, VA

                      Mildred McDaniel Concert Series

May 28          The Church of the Epiphany

                      Washington DC

                      Tuesday Concert Series

2018

​January 20     Artist Music in White Marsh, MD

                       Artist Music Series

​February 17   Artist Music in Reisterstown, MD

                       Artist Music Series 

​March 24  Lutherville Music School, Lutherville, MD

​                   Spring Piano Concert

April 14  Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Silver

               Spring, MD

June 8,  All Saints Lutheran Church, Bowie, MD

October 7, The Inn at Ragged Edge,

                   Parlour Concert Series   

                   Chambersburg, PA

November 4, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

                       Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

                     

2013   Program  A 

          Weber:           Grande Polonaise

                               Rondo Brillante

          Mendelssohn:  Venetian Gondola Song, No. 1

                               Venetian Gondola Song, No. 2

                               Lost Illusion

                               Rondo Capriccioso

          Liszt:              Un Sospiro

                               Liebestraum No. 3

                               Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10

          Chopin:          Barcarolle

                               Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante

        

          Program B

          Debussy:       Suite Bergamasque

          Scriabin:        Polonaise

          Chopin:         Barcarolle

          Beethoven:    Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"

February 23      Dover Public Library, Dover, NH

                       Dover Public Library Classical Concert Series, Vol. 2 "Schubert"

                       Soprano: Sharon Baker, Violin: Melissa Waterhouse, Viola: Sally Wituszynski

                       Cello: Gary Hodges, Base: Ken Godel, Piano: Naho Bessho, Ichiko Harju

April 3              First Parish Church, Dover, NH

                       CD Release Concert for the second CD "Spianato"

May 4              Dover Public Library, Dover, NH

                       Dover Public Library Classical Concert Series, Vol. 3 "French Music"

                       Flute: Richard DuBois, Soprano: Melissa Manseau, Soprano: Kate Kneisley

                       Piano: Naho Bessho

August 20         Dover Public Library, Dover, NH

                       Dover Public Library Classical Concert Series, Vol. 4 "Beethoven"

September 8     Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

                       Concert Series at Druker Auditorium

            

2012   Program  

          Weber:           Grande Polonaise

                               Rondo Brillante

          Mendelssohn:  Venetian Gondola Song, No. 1

                               Venetian Gondola Song, No. 2

                               Lost Illusion

                               Rondo Capriccioso

          Liszt:              Un Sospiro

                               Liebestraum No. 3

                               Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10

          Chopin:          Barcarolle

                               Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante

May 6               Middlesex Community College Concert Hall, Bedford, MA

                        A World of Music Concert Series

August 28         Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

                       Concert Series at Druker Auditorium

September 19   The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston, MA

                       Wednesday Evening Concert Series

October 14       Ashburnham Community Church, Ashburnham, MA

                       Frederick Historic Piano Collection

                       Historical Piano Concerts

December 1      Dover Public Library, Dover, NH

                       Dover Public Library Classical Concert Series, Vol. 1 "Mozart"

                       Soprano: Mellissa Manseau, Violin: Sally Wituszynski

​                       Piano: Naho Bessho

2011   Program

          for clarinet and piano

          Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, No. 2

          Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

          Muczynski: Time Pieces

          Kovacs:  Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!

          for piano and violin

          Beethoven:  Sonata for Piano and Violin, No. 5, "Spring"

          for clarinet, violin, and piano

          Milhaud:  Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

January 30       Weston Public Library, Weston, MA

                       Concert Series, clarinet and piano

                       Clarinet: Karen Luttik, Piano: Naho Bessho

March 27          Unitarian Universalist Church, Nashua, NH

                       Clarinet: Karen Luttik, Piano: Naho Bessho

April 7              First Parish Church, Dover, NH

                       Charity Concert for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

                       Clarinet: Karen Luttik, Violin: Randy Hiller, Piano: Naho Bessho

​April 20            Nagakute Cultural Center, Aichi, Japan

                       Charity Concert for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

                       Clarinet: Yumiko Moriyasu, Violin: Kiyomi Hirota, Piano: Naho Bessho

​April 22            Minami Ward Community Cultural Center, Hiroshima, Japan

                       Clarinet: Yumiko Moriyasu, Bassoon: Yuki Hattori, Piano: Naho Bessho

2010   Program

          Weber:            Invitation to the Dance

                                Polacca Brillante

          Faure:             Barcarolle No. 1

                                Nocturne No. 13

          Mendelssohn:  Contemplation

                                Spring Song

          Medtner:         Canzona Serenata

                                Fairy Tale op. 20-1

                                Danza Festiva

          Rachmaninoff:  Piano Sonata No. 2

May 29             York-Ogunquit United Methodist Church, York, ME

June 5              Grace Episcopal Church, Manchester, NH

June 12            River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME

June 26            Starbird Music & Piano Gallery, Portland, ME

September 12   Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme, NH

September 24   Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT

October 3         Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA

October 23       Piano Gallery of Rhode Island, Middletown, RI

November 6      Pianoforte Chicago, IL

​November 22    First Parish Church, Dover, NH

                       CD Release Concert for the first CD "Invitation"

December 4      Yamano Hall, Nisshin, Japan

December 26    Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

                       Concert Series at Druker Auditorium

2007   Program

          Debussy:  Suite Bergamasque

          Bartok:     Out of Doors

          Schubert:  Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959

 

February 24      United Methodist Church, York, ME

March 4            St. John's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, NH

April 29            Bell Center for the Arts, Dover, NH

                       Two pianos: Minako Merritt and Naho Bessho, Soprano: Yuka Cass

December 8      Bell Center for the Arts, Dover, NH

​                       Violin: Maia Zander, Piano: Naho Bessho

        

2006   Program

          Schumann: Three Romances

          Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32

          Prokofiev:   Piano Sonata No. 2

 

January 29        Boston University, MA

                       Violin: Johanna Reiss, Piano: Naho Bessho

May 18             Boston University, MA

              

June 10            Community Church of Durham, NH

June 24            Bell Center for the Arts, Dover, NH

                       Two pianos: Minako Merritt and Naho Bessho, Clarinet: Yumiko Moriyasu

November 19    Boston University, MA

                       Violin: Maia Travers, Piano: Naho Bessho

2005    Program

           Bach:    English Suite No.2 

           Chopin:  Piano Sonata No. 3

           Ravel:   Le Tombou de Couperin

March 18          Boston University, MA

                       Violin: Johanna Reiss, Piano: Naho Bessho

April 8              Boston University, MA

                       Piano quartet

May 6              Boston University, MA

                      Violin: Johanna Reiss, Clarinet: Yumiko Moriyasu, Piano: Naho Bessho

July 1              Broookline Main Library, MA

                      Clarinet, cello, and piano

July 22            West Chester University, PA

                      Recital in Brandywine Piano Institute

October 20      University of New Hampshire

                      EOS Concert Series

November 28   Boston University, MA

                      Piano trio

December 1    Boston University, MA

                     Two pianos: Yejin Nam and Naho Bessho

December 8    Boston University, MA