Community Concerts & Events

 Chris Beadle 160 NEW Zlotomir 160

Saturday, January 24, 3 PM

Next Generation Recital: Christopher Rogers-Beadle, viola
Zlatomir Fung, cello

with David Deveau, piano and Sayuri Miyamoto, piano

Hear rising young musicians who have won numerous competitions, soloed with orchestras, but who are still in high school.

Christopher Rogers-Beadle studies with Dimitri Murrath at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and attends the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.  Chris also participates in chamber music at NEC and plays with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.   The winner of numerous competitions, Chris has performed with the Walden Chamber Music Players, was a soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, and this spring will be a soloist with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He attended the prestigious Senior Young Artist Program in Canada last summer and plans to return to this program at the National Arts Centre under the tutelage of Pinchas Zuckerman.

Fifteen-year old cellist Zlatomir Fung is a student of Richard Aaron and Julie Albers, and studies chamber music at the New England Conservatory (NEC) Preparatory School.  Winner of gold medals at the 2014 Stulberg String Competition and the 29th Irving Klein Competition, Zlatomir has also placed second in the cello division of the 20th International Brahms Competition in Austria and won silver medal winner of the cello division of the Seventh International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Switzerland. He has appeared on NPR’s From the Top four times.  Free, No tickets required.

PROGRAM

POULENC: Sonata for cello and piano
BACH: Suite No. 3 in C major, BMV 1009
TSINTSADZE: Five Pieces on Folk Themes
BRAHMS: Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 120, No. 1 in F minor
BEETHOVEN: Duo for viola and cello in E-flat major, WoO 32, “Eyeglass Duo”

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Sunday, February 8, 3 PM

Tribute Concert to Martin Luther King
Boston Children’s Chorus

The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and love of music.  The Boston Globe hails the choir as “angelic and dazzling.” Performing a tribute concert to Martin Luther King with a program of spirituals and arrangements of popular folk tunes by Paul Simon and Woody Guthrie.  Learn More

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Opera 101 Monteverdi 160

Wednesday, February 11, 7-8:30 PM

Opera 101: The Beginnings: Why Music?

Highlights: Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Peri’s Euridice, then the expansion of the style with Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea
Performances: Evangeline Athanasiou singing Caccini’s “Amarilli mia bella” and “Addio Roma” from Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea.

Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. (Photo: Monteverdi)

Individual Tickets: $25
Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80
Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70

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Opera 101 Handel Rosenkavalier

Wednesday, February 18, 7-8:30 PM

Opera 101: Opera’s Malleable Style: Baroque Responses

Highlights: Handel and Italian Opera Seria (Guilio Caesare) and Lully who introduced Tragédie Lyrique (Persée)
Performances: Evangeline Athanasiou singing “Infortunez” from Lully’s Persee and Abigail Dock singing Handel’s “Crude Furie” (Xerxes) and “Cor Ingrato” (Rinaldo).

Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. Individual Tickets: $25 Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80 Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70

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Saturday, February 28, 2-7:30 PM

Diploma in a Day

Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Brentano Quartet on the composers and works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss the composers and the music from multiple aspects.  Tickets: $99 (includes dinner)

SCHEDULE
2-3 PM       Debussy (Lecture by Dr. Seitz)
3-3:45 PM  Performance Practices, Charpentier (Brentano Quartet)
4-4:30 PM  Wine & Hors d’oeuvres
4:45-5:45 PM Brahms Quartet in B-flat major (Dr. Swafford)
6-7:30 PM    3-Course Dinner

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Schoenberg 160

Sunday, March 1, 3 PM

The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr. Elizabeth Seitz will explore the three different stylistic periods of Schoenberg. We will follow his growth as a composer from his lush post-Romantic language, through his atonal period, and then discuss how Serialism works. Each period will have a live performance component, as well as open discussion and questions with the audience.  Free, no tickets required.

Performances will include the Julius Quartet with Lila Brown and Elisa Rodriguez Sodaba performing “Verklarte Nacht,” Daniel Jepson playing op.11 and Britt Brown singing Schoenberg’s op.48 with Daniel Jepson on piano.

Taken during the rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera on October 4, 2011.

Wednesday, March 4, 7-8:30 PM

Opera 101: Opera’s Themes Expand: Classical Music and Social Commentary

Highlights: Mozart and the Exploration of Class Structure including Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni
Performances: Simon Dyer and Sarah Hennessey singing the opening duet from Figaro, Dyer singing “Se viol bailare ” from Figaro, Anna Bridgeman singing Figaro’s “Dove Sono” as well as the Countess/Susanna duet (along with Sarah Hennessey.

Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. (The photo is from the Metropolitan Opera past production of Don Giovanni and is not representative of the presentation at the class.) Individual Tickets: $25 Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80 Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70

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Macbeth 160

Wednesday, March 18, 7-8:30 PM

Opera 101: Two Different Paths to the Same Place: Wagner, Verdi and the Exploration of Continuous Drama

Highlights: Verdi: The Italian Master of Melody (Otello) and Wagner: The German Master of a Symphonic Style (Tristan und Isolde)
Performances: Laura Ethington singing “Traume” from Wesendonck Lieder and also “Ave Maria” from Otello

Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. (The photo is from the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Macbeth and is not representative of the presentation at the class.) Individual Tickets: $25 Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80 Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70

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Brattle Street 160
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Sunday, March 29, 3 PM

Brattle Street Chamber Players

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard’s most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998. Learn More

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Violin Bow 140

Thursday, April 2, 7 PM

The Bow Maker’s Dilemma

Lecturer: Yung Chin, President, American Federation of Violin and Bow makers

New federal regulations for protecting Africa’s endangered elephants prohibit musical instruments with any amount of ivory from entering the U.S. unless proven they were purchased prior to 1976.  Yung Chin will discuss how these new regulations are dramatically affecting the music world, as well as the search for Pernambuco.

American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers Website 

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Free, no tickets required.

Harlem_Quartet 160

Thursday, April 16, 7 PM

Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts. The Quartet completed the Professional String Quartet Residency Program at New England Conservatory in 2013, and participated in NEC’s string quartet exchange program in Paris, working extensively with violinist Günter Pichler.

Harlem Quartet is regularly featured at jazz festivals around the world, including the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Miami Nice Jazz Festival.

Free, no tickets required.

This concert is sponsored by the Summer Star Foundation.

Artist’s Website