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Past Seasons: 2008-2009

transcendent music I have heard

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 8 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 3 PM

Claude Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola & harp
Krzysztof Penderecki, Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano (2000)
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

We open our second decade with a bang - three blockbusters from three centuries, works that define genres and set new benchmarks for what can be expressed through music. Don't miss this tour de force concert, including Penderecki's colossal Sextet, the first undeniable masterpiece of the 21st century.

a hundred onward years

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 8 PM

Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D Major for flute, viola & violin, Op. 25 (1801)
Robert Schumann, Sonata No. 2 in d minor for violin & piano, Op. 121 (1851)
Charles Martin Loeffler, Deux Rhapsodies for oboe, viola & piano (1901)
Lou Harrison, Songs from the Forest for flute, violin, vibraphone & piano (1951)
Aaron Jay Kernis, Trio in Red for clarinet, cello & piano (2001)

Take a trip with the Chameleons as we hop, skip and jump through musical history fifty years at a time. We begin joyfully with early Beethoven and end with Aaron Jay Kernis, one of America's most decorated composers, the youngest ever to win a Pulitzer Prize.

a tale that's told in ancient song

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 8 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 3 PM

Maurice Ravel, Tzigane Rapsody de Concert for violin & piano
Manuel de Falla, Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas for soprano & piano
Judith Weir, Airs from Another Planet: Traditional Music from Outer Space for winds & piano
Chen Yi, Qi for flute, cello, percussion & piano
Bedrich Smetana, Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15

Composers have long filled concert halls with the sounds of their native lands. This lighthearted, jubilant program draws from the richest folk traditions, even Judith Weir's fanciful imagining of interplanetary settlers, many generations removed from their Scottish heritage!

like woven sounds of streams

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8 PM

Franz Schubert, Quintet in A Major for piano & strings, Op. 114, "The Trout"
Dan Welcher, Mill Songs: Four Metamorphoses after Schubert for oboe & bassoon
Dominick Argento, To be sung upon the water for soprano, bass clarinet & piano
Hanns Eisler, Fourteen Ways to Describe Rain for flute, clarinet, string trio & piano

Life begins with water, nature's greatest force of regeneration and renewal. Join us for this invigorating program of music inspired by water and its sounds, including a rarely-heard seminal work by the brilliant German exile Hanns Eisler, one of the first victims of the Hollywood blacklist.

of spirits voices ecstatic

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 8 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 3 PM

with guest artists Elizabeth Keusch, soprano and Aditya Kalyanpur, tabla

Robert Schumann, Fantasiestucke for cello & piano, Op. 73
Toru Takemitsu, Rain Spell for flute, clarinet, piano, vibraphone & harp
Shirish Korde, Zhikr for soprano, flute, string trio, harp, tabla & percussion - World Premiere
Arvo Part, Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet & piano
Gabriel Faure, Piano Quartet in g minor, Op. 45

Our season comes to a close with music that transports us to a mystical realm, a rapturous place of inner spirituality and otherworldly fantasy.

Education and Family Concerts:
Silver Songs and Golden Drums

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 2PM
Forsyth Chapel, at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Morton Gould, Astor Piazzolla, Kevin Volans, Frederic Rzewski, and Hans Spencer


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