Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

CCCO: Haydn the Pirate

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Sun. October 20th, 2019 | 3 PM
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port

Join the CCCO in a program featuring the life and story of "Black Sam" Bellamy, who after becoming one of the richest pirates in history, goes down with his crew in 1717 aboard the Whydah during a violent storm off the coast of Wellfleet. Composer-in-Residence Cody Forrest joins us for his first commission of the season depicting this harrowing story.

Our famous fugitive will be met by the Military Symphony of Haydn, a work complete with a handful of percussion, trumpet calls, and absolute joy. The CCCO will also perform Sibelius' reaction to Belshazzar's Feast, and a selection of music from Jean-Philippe Rameau's ballet and opera works.

PROGRAM:
SIBELIUS Belshazzar's Feast
RAMEAU Selections from Ballet and Opera
CODY FORREST "Black Sam" Bellamy Commission
HAYDN Symphony No. 100 "Military"

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Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

CCCO: A Mostly English Holiday

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Sun. December 15th, 2019 | 3 PM
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port

This concert is in part a benefit for the Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod.

The CCCO takes a trip over seas with more beautiful English music for strings. Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis was inspired by this English Renaissance composer, creating a work featuring many of our musicians from the orchestra. Johann Christian Bach (the son of famed Johann Sebastian Bach) was best known as the "London" Bach, as he reached much success as a composer in England. The CCCO will perform his Sinfonia in G minor.

Peter Warlock will entertain us with his Capriol Dances (1926), and prepare to be serenaded by Sir Edward Elgar himself.

PROGRAM:
ELGAR Serenade for Strings
J.C. BACH Sinfonia in G minor
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
WARLOCK Capriol Suite

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

CCCO: Cape Legends & Lore

  • The Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation (map)
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Join the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra in concert as we present an afternoon of string quartets and readings of select Cape Cod Legends.

A unique fusion of chamber music and live storytelling, with the music of Beethoven, Bartok, Schubert, Dvorak, and more!

Conductor Matt Scinto and narrators will give a pre-concert talk at 2:15 discussing the musical selections and the various stories of Cape lore that will be shared

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Celebrity Series: Concert for One- Harvard

This fall, Celebrity Series will give powerful, free music experiences to 5,000 people, one listener and one musician at a time. Concert for One will pair individual listeners with solo musicians for 60 seconds of focused live performance and concentrated listening, fostering intimate connections between performers and audience members.

Violist and New England Conservatory graduate Rayna Chou created the project in Taiwan in 2016 to address concerns that classical music had become inaccessible and musicians’ feeling of isolation from their audience.

In Boston and Cambridge, performances will take place inside a temporary art installation featuring an interactive lobby and performance space that will have just enough room for two chairs, two people and an instrument.

Concert for One is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets required. The performer’s name, instrument, and what music they will play will be a mystery until a listener enters the space.

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Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrity Series: Concert for One- Opening Day

This fall, Celebrity Series will give powerful, free music experiences to 5,000 people, one listener and one musician at a time. Concert for One will pair individual listeners with solo musicians for 60 seconds of focused live performance and concentrated listening, fostering intimate connections between performers and audience members.

Violist and New England Conservatory graduate Rayna Chou created the project in Taiwan in 2016 to address concerns that classical music had become inaccessible and musicians’ feeling of isolation from their audience.

In Boston and Cambridge, performances will take place inside a temporary art installation featuring an interactive lobby and performance space that will have just enough room for two chairs, two people and an instrument.

Concert for One is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets required. The performer’s name, instrument, and what music they will play will be a mystery until a listener enters the space.

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrity Series: Concert for One-preview

This fall, Celebrity Series will give powerful, free music experiences to 5,000 people, one listener and one musician at a time. Concert for One will pair individual listeners with solo musicians for 60 seconds of focused live performance and concentrated listening, fostering intimate connections between performers and audience members.

Violist and New England Conservatory graduate Rayna Chou created the project in Taiwan in 2016 to address concerns that classical music had become inaccessible and musicians’ feeling of isolation from their audience.

In Boston and Cambridge, performances will take place inside a temporary art installation featuring an interactive lobby and performance space that will have just enough room for two chairs, two people and an instrument.

Concert for One is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets required. The performer’s name, instrument, and what music they will play will be a mystery until a listener enters the space.

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Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

Phoenix @ ISGM: “Music for the Eye”

Calderwood Hall
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

"MUSIC FOR THE EYE"

Boston-based orchestra Phoenix returns to the Gardner to perform a suite of music inspired by images. "Music for the Eye" moves from Wagner’s piece—written as a musical valentine to his wife and son, and meant to conjure “birdsong and orange sunrise," according to his inscription—to Charles Ives’s work inspired by the sculpture adorning Beacon Street, “Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment.” Phoenix then brings to life Julia Wolfe’s sonic visualization of Johannes Vermeer’s A Girl Asleep, and closes with a world premiere inspired by John Singer Sargent’s El Jaleo from Boston composer Jonathan Bailey Holland.

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Program

Richard WAGNER - Siegfried Idyll
Julia WOLFE - The Vermeer Room
Roberto SIERRA - Turner
Charles IVES - The St. Gaudens from Three Places in New England
Claude DEBUSSY orch. Benno SACHS - Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun
Jonathan Bailey HOLLAND - World Premiere

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Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

CCCO: Summer Celebration: America & the Nords

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Join the CCCO in a program featuring William Grant Still, who in 1931 became the first African American composer to have a symphony debuted by a major American orchestra. His success followed when in 1936 he became the first African American to conduct a major orchestra, when he led the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

Clarinetist David Dziardziel will perform Copland's majestic Clarinet Concerto, and the CCCO concludes the concert with Nielsen's Little Suite for Strings

PROGRAM:
SIBELIUS Valse Triste
GOULD Spirituals for Strings
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Serenade for Orchestra
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
David Dziardziel, clarinet
NIELSEN Little Suite for Strings

$35 General Admission
Free admission for ALL students
Children under 12 FREE

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

CCCO :Brunching with Mozart

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Join us for brunch on Sunday July 14th, featuring the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and conductor, Matthew Scinto. Experience magnificent water views, a sumptuous brunch buffet, Bloody Mary bar and classical music. A perfect way to celebrate the summer season.

The CCCO will perform music for harp and strings, featuring harpist Charles Overton. Program includes Saint-Saen's Fantasy for Violin & Harp, Mozart Divertimento in F, and Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite.

The brunch will be held on the Garden Terrace from 11am to 1pm. Price is $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling 508-432-5400 or at wequassett.com.

The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) was founded by conductor Matthew Scinto to provide the Lower Cape with opportunities to experience classical music that emphasizes community building, and features young artists, composers, and performers. The orchestra works with artists and organizations across mediums on Cape Cod to commission new music as well as perform music of the classical canon. The 2018-19 season featured concerts with poet Judy Askew, the Guild of Harwich Artists, and the Edward Gorey House. To learn more about our 2019-20 season, please visit www.CapeCodChamberOrchestra.org

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

North Chapel Classical Music Series-May Concert

  • Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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On Sunday, May 12th, at 2 pm, violinists Klaudia Szlachta and Jean Huang, violist Amy Galluzzo, cellist Hyun-Ji Kwon and pianist Victor Rosenbaum will perform Dvorak’s Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 (the “Dumky”) and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in f minor.  

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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Music for Peace: Music of Dvorák and Brahms
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Music for Peace: Music of Dvorák and Brahms

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To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve seats online for the single concert or purchase online for the entire series.

Donations to support our work for peace are needed in any amount.  Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each concert and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets.

The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.

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Klaudia Szlachta, violin
Jean Huang, violin
Amy Galluzzo, viola
Hyun-ji Kwon, cello
Victor Rosenbaum, piano

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

In which we discover the violin

  • 25 Croton Street Wellesley, MA, 02481 United States (map)
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Thrilled to be the first ever violinist performing at the Croton Hall!

*Note: This is a house concert generously sponsored by Mr. William Pike via GroupMuse.

After two years of mostly piano concerts, "Croton Hall" has discovered the violin! We are honored to have Jean Huang, accomplished violinist and near-doctorate diplomate at the New England Conservatory of Music, as our inaugural violinist. I asked her to play a variety of styles and she came up with the theme, "Postcards from around the world," which you can see in the probable program below. Please visit her website at www.facebook.com/violinjeanius

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op. 42 
Kosaku Yamada: Japanese folk tune "Red Dragonfly (akatombo)”
Carl Engel: "Sea-shell" 
Deng Yu-Shian: Taiwanese folk song "Longing for the Spring Breeze" 
J.S. Bach: Partita No.2 for solo violin in D minor BWV. 1004
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56

As always here at Croton Hall, Jean will briefly discuss each piece before playing it.

We hope you will join us, and with luck, be among the first to acknowledge Jean as a new Doctor of Music Arts.

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Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra- Folk and Gorey

Composer-in-Residence Francis Snyder returns for his last concert of 2019 in a project with the Edward Gorey House, featuring the short story 'The Doubtful Guest' from Edward Gorey's collection of works. The CCCO is joined by tenor Joshua Collier, who has been hailed as a "great Italian tenor on the make" by Boston's Classical Scene, in Britten's stirring Les Illuminations. Folk music flows through the rest of the program, with music of Bartok and Grieg.

Join conductor Matt Scinto, composer Francis Snyder, and Edward Gorey House Curator Gregory Hischak for a pre-concert talk at 2:15 PM.

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PROGRAM:

GRIEG Two Nordic Songs
BRITTEN Les Illuminations
Joshua Collier, tenor
SNYDER The Doubtful Guest
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances

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Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra-An Afternoon of Chamber Music

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An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Sun. February 17th, 2019 | 3 PM
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port

Pre-concert talk at 2:15PM with CCCO conductor Matt Scinto and Composer-In-Residence Francis Snyder.

Members of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra are featured in An Afternoon of Chamber Music, offering performances of Mendelssohn's riveting String Octet in E flat, the debut of new art songs by composer-in-residence Francis Snyder, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp.

Composer Francis Snyder shares some thoughts about his new composition: “For my piece titled 'Another', I collaborated with Conductor Matt Scinto and Mezzo-Soprano Marissa Plati to select a text that was both interesting and fun. We settled on several riddles by Irish poet Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver's Travels.” Snyder scored the piece for mezzo-soprano (Marissa Plati), viola (Sam Kelder), and piano (Matthew Scinto), taking inspiration from Swift's home country of Ireland by borrowing from many Irish folk tunes. “The work is set in several movements, each its own riddle. Each riddle and movement pairing is titled simply 'Another', to allow the audience to enjoy the music, guess the answer to the riddle, or both!”

Violinist Jean Huang and Harpist Charles Overton are featured in Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, a piece written by Saint-Saëns in 1907, at age 72, while he enjoyed leisure time in the Italian Riviera.

PROGRAM:
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
SAINT--SAËNS Fantaisie for Violin & Harp
Jean Huang, violin | Charles Overton, harp
FRANCIS SNYDER Another: Riddles by Jonathan Swift
Marissa Plati, mezzo-soprano | Sam Kelder, viola
MENDELSSOHN String Octet in Eb Major

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Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

TAIPEI- Music for Food Charity Concert-Ysaÿe Amitié

Very excited and flattered to be performing as the soloist for the Music for Food charity concert in Taipei, Taiwan! I will be joined by violinist Shuxiang Yang and we will be playing
Eugene Ysaÿe’s Amitié for two solo violins and orchestra.

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Our concert is part of a global effort to end child hunger; we will be donating ALL revenue from ticket sales to the 1919 food bank (https://www.ccra.org.tw/foodbank/foodbank.aspx). 

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TAICHUNG- Music for Food Charity Concert
Jan
2
7:30 PM19:30

TAICHUNG- Music for Food Charity Concert

  • Taichung Opera House-Grand Theather (map)
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Very excited and flattered to be serving as the Concert master for the Music for Food charity concert in Taichung, Taiwan! We will be playing Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
and Selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (selections).

Our concert is part of a global effort to end child hunger; we will be donating ALL revenue from ticket sales to the 1919 food bank (https://www.ccra.org.tw/foodbank/foodbank.aspx). 

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Kaohsiung- NSO Masters Series - American Classics
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Kaohsiung- NSO Masters Series - American Classics

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What an honor to be invited to join the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra for their performance celebrating the voice of America on December 22th at the newest musical hall located in the south of Taiwan, Kaohsiung- the city where I grew up. The orchestra will be joined by world renown violinist Chao-Liang Lin (totally screaming inside in fan-girl mode).

NSO名家系列《美國春秋》
指揮/呂紹嘉
小提琴/林昭亮

伯恩斯坦:《憨第德》序曲
《柏拉圖對話錄》小夜曲
柯普蘭:《阿帕拉契之春》
蓋希文:《波吉與貝絲》交響圖畫

在美國古典音樂發展的版圖上,蓋希文、柯普蘭、伯恩斯坦占有舉足輕重的地位。三人以音樂為媒介,各闢蹊徑,反映美國社會「民族大熔爐」的多元文化。他們擁抱爵士音樂、拉丁節奏、民間歌謠等,打破精緻與通俗的界線,跳脫種族隔閡與社會階層的區分,在音樂國度實現自由開放的理想。

三人中最早出生的是蓋希文,生於1898 年,但歲數最短,只有不到40 年。柯普蘭在1900 年出生,比伯恩斯坦大18 歲,兩人於1990 年同年去世。

《波吉與貝絲》交響圖畫,改編自蓋希文同名歌劇。在種族藩離高築的年代,蓋希文以藍調、爵士為素材,大膽在舞臺上敘說非裔美國人的故事,以非裔歌手為舞臺的主角,劇中的《Summertime》更成為傳唱不輟的金曲。柯普蘭的《阿帕拉契之春》受瑪莎葛蘭姆舞團委託,以基督教震教徒的歌曲《樸實的恩賜》為主題旋律,也讓這首曲子走出宗教的世界。至於阿帕拉契山脈與樂曲的關係,基本上作曲家想透過樂曲描寫遼闊的山川景致,只是編舞家對作品的命名而已。

2018 年適逢伯恩斯坦百歲冥誕。伯恩斯坦集作曲、指揮於一身,1954 年他專注於兩個新作品的創作,分別是歌劇《憨第德》以及為小提琴和管絃樂團創作的小夜曲《柏拉圖對話錄》,後者主要為庫賽維茲基基金會的委託。俄國指揮庫賽維茲基(Serge Koussevitzky)曾為波士頓交響樂團音樂總監,也是伯恩斯坦的恩師。

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Taipei- NSO Masters Series - American Classics
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Taipei- NSO Masters Series - American Classics

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What an honor to be invited to join the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra for their performance celebrating the voice of America on December 21th at the National Music Hall in Taipei, where we will be joined by world renown violinist Chao-Liang Lin (totally screaming inside in fan-girl mode)

NSO名家系列《美國春秋》
指揮/呂紹嘉
小提琴/林昭亮

伯恩斯坦:《憨第德》序曲
《柏拉圖對話錄》小夜曲
柯普蘭:《阿帕拉契之春》
蓋希文:《波吉與貝絲》交響圖畫

在美國古典音樂發展的版圖上,蓋希文、柯普蘭、伯恩斯坦占有舉足輕重的地位。三人以音樂為媒介,各闢蹊徑,反映美國社會「民族大熔爐」的多元文化。他們擁抱爵士音樂、拉丁節奏、民間歌謠等,打破精緻與通俗的界線,跳脫種族隔閡與社會階層的區分,在音樂國度實現自由開放的理想。

三人中最早出生的是蓋希文,生於1898 年,但歲數最短,只有不到40 年。柯普蘭在1900 年出生,比伯恩斯坦大18 歲,兩人於1990 年同年去世。

《波吉與貝絲》交響圖畫,改編自蓋希文同名歌劇。在種族藩離高築的年代,蓋希文以藍調、爵士為素材,大膽在舞臺上敘說非裔美國人的故事,以非裔歌手為舞臺的主角,劇中的《Summertime》更成為傳唱不輟的金曲。柯普蘭的《阿帕拉契之春》受瑪莎葛蘭姆舞團委託,以基督教震教徒的歌曲《樸實的恩賜》為主題旋律,也讓這首曲子走出宗教的世界。至於阿帕拉契山脈與樂曲的關係,基本上作曲家想透過樂曲描寫遼闊的山川景致,只是編舞家對作品的命名而已。

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2018 年適逢伯恩斯坦百歲冥誕。伯恩斯坦集作曲、指揮於一身,1954 年他專注於兩個新作品的創作,分別是歌劇《憨第德》以及為小提琴和管絃樂團創作的小夜曲《柏拉圖對話錄》,後者主要為庫賽維茲基基金會的委託。俄國指揮庫賽維茲基(Serge Koussevitzky)曾為波士頓交響樂團音樂總監,也是伯恩斯坦的恩師。

演前導聆 │ 主講人 楊元碩
19:00(18:50由國家音樂廳售票口開放入場)
國家音樂廳一樓大廳

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Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Farewell 2018 concert
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Farewell 2018 concert

Say farewell to 2018 with the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and the famous "Farewell" symphony of Joseph Haydn. Featuring Corelli's "Christmas" Concerto, the music of Stephanie Ann Boyd, and Debussy's stunning display of the Harp, Danses sacrée et profane.

This concert is in part a benefit for the Foster a Dream Fund of Cape Cod. Since 2013, this fund has provided foster children and teenagers with music lessons, dance lessons, application fees for college, and many more opportunities. 

Profits from this concert will be donated to the Foster a Dream Fund.

PROGRAM:*
BOYD Beyond the Gate
CORELLI Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas"
DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et danse profane
Charles Overton, Harp
HAYDN Symphony No. 45 in F# minor, "Farewell"

*Jean Huang will be serving as the concert master at this concert.

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Phoenix Parlor Series: Made in Boston
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Parlor Series: Made in Boston

This event will feature a real-time mashup of Phoenix (Aeronaut's Orchestra-In-Residence for 2018-19) performing music composed by Boston-area composers (some of whom will be in attendance) alongside a wide assortment of texts that embody Boston, read by reporters from our pindrop sessions partners WGBH and WCRB.

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PROGRAM
Robert Honstein
Juno

Osvaldo Golijov
Lullaby and Doina

Michael Gandolfi
Plain Song, Fantastic Dances (Three Movements)

Kirsten Volness
little tiny stone, full of blue fire

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Third Thursdays with Phoenix orchestra at the Gardner Museum
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Third Thursdays with Phoenix orchestra at the Gardner Museum

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (map)
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Third Thursdays “RE-SPIN”:

Weave together a night inspired by textile patterns. Stitch a pixelated art project in the Studio, then head to the galleries to watch Harvard Dance Center perform site-specific vignettes and experience live installations by the orchestra, Phoenix.

Phoenix Orchestra // Calderwood Hall
Phoenix Orchestra, Improper Bostonian's 2017 Classical Ensemble of the Year, performs Robert Honstein's Juno in the Gardner's iconic Calderwood Hall. The piece weaves together six musicians to recall the composer's life in Boston during the legendary Winter of 2015. Before and after the performance, Phoenix musicians will discuss the piece and answer questions from the audience.

Phoenix musicians with legendary flutist Paula Robison

Phoenix musicians with legendary flutist Paula Robison

Trust me, you don’t want to miss the chance to see me performing in jeans.

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Lecture-performance "To be, or not to be"
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

Lecture-performance "To be, or not to be"

Boston friends! 
Have you ever wonder what musicians do, standing in between the composer and the audience? 

It is my great honor to be invited by the New England Association of Chinese Professionals and my dear Boston mama Cathy Chan, to give a mini lecture-performance "To be or not to be: Musician's role in Music-making"at the 41th annual gathering. 

I will be joined by pianist Chi-Wei Lo (who's also giving a mini talk on "Improvisation" in that afternoon) and together we will play Taiwanese and Japanese folk tunes, 望春風 and 紅蜻蜓 赤とんぼ. 

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

School of Continuing Education Workshop

  • Brown Hall @New England Conservatory (map)
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As the violin faculty at New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education, I would like to invite all of you music lovers in Boson area to join me at the SCE workshop on Friday, November 2nd at Brown Hall.

In the workshop Continuing Education string students will perform works in progress and receive helpful comments from attending faculty.  This is a wonderful chance for everyone to gather, support the performers, enjoy some beautiful music, and learn from some of our faculty members. Followed by a chamber music sight-reading party.

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