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January 9, 2014

From Carnegie to Cooperstown

Pianist, Peltzman, to play concert series


The museum is on the site of the barracks where 26,000 Jews, including Stern, were deported to Auschwitz. “It’s primary focus is the plight of the Belgian Jews during WWll, but it also addresses the discrimination and hate that still exist throughout the world” explains Peltzman. “I will give a talk, too, about the process of why I made this CD.”

Like his uncle, Peltzman considers Chopin, along with Bach, Schubert, and Bartok, his favorite composers. “These are the composers I feel a real kinship to,” he said. 

Only Chopin’s work will be played for this concert. “I have always felt a kinship with this uncle who only lived for me in history. I see this project as an homage to his great talent, tragically lost to the world, and as an act of remembrance for a life cut short which may, in this way, continue to live.”

Peltzman worked as a musician, musical engineer and record producer, garnering praise from publications like The Chicago Tribune, and The Atlantic Monthly. Now, he is back to his real true passion, playing piano. He lives in New York City with his wife, Sharon, and when he is not performing he teaches at The Third Street Music School.

The Cooperstown Concert Series, in it’s 44th season. For tickets and/or more information please call (607) 547-1812 or email

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