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20th Anniversary Chamber Music Series

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Violin & Piano
February 4, 2018

Viola, Viola
April 8, 2018

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20th Anniversary Season at a Glance

 

Venues:
Please note that Goethe-Institut is undergoing
rennovations during the 2017-2018 concert season.

All Chamber Music Series performances are at
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street

All Up Close recitals are at Mary Norton Hall at
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street

Download the 2017-2018 season programs and ticket order form

Order subscriptions and single tickets

Seating is reserved for all performances.

Concert Times:
Saturday evening performances begin at 8 PM
Sunday afternoon performances begin at 4 PM

 
 

concert 1: Appalachian Spring: Creating an American Sound

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4 PM
, First Church in Boston

  • Charles Ives, Songs for soprano & piano
  • Amy Beach, Piano Quintet in f sharp minor, Op. 67 (1908)
  • Arthur Berger, Quartet for Winds in C Major
  • John Harbison, North & South I for soprano & English horn, clarinet, bassoon & strings
  • Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring for chamber ensemble

concert 2: of voice and verse

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 4 PM
, First Church in Boston

  • Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps for flute & piano (1918)
  • Augusta Read Thomas, Rumi Settings for violin & viola
  • Aaron Copland, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson for soprano & piano
  • Joseph Schwantner, Music of Amber for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion
  • Maurice Ravel, Piano Trio in a minor

concert 3: earthly echoes, celestial song

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 PM
, First Church in Boston

  • Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76. No. 4 “Sunrise”
  • Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for flute & piano
  • David Ludwig, Pleiades for oboe & piano
  • Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, violin, cello & piano

Chameleon Up Close 1

Robyn Bollinger, violin & Elizabeth Schumann, piano
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4 PM, Mary Norton Hall at Old South Church

  • Arvo Pärt, Fratres
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2
  • Eric Satie, Choses vues a droite et a gauche (sans lunettes)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Sonata, Op. 134

concert 4: immortal notes and Tuscan air

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4 PM, First Church in Boston

  • Samuel Barber, Summer Music for woodwind quintet
  • Louise Talma, The Ambient Air for flute, violin, cello & piano
  • Camille Saint-Saens, Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18
  • Libby Larsen, Black Birds, Red Hills for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence for string sextet, Op. 70

Chameleon Up Close 2

Scott Woolweaver and Mark Holloway, violas & Vivian Choi, piano
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4 PM, Mary Norton Hall at Old South Church

  • Frank Bridge, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (arr. Benjamin Britten)
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 25, No. 4
  • George Benjamin, Viola, Viola
  • Arnold Bax, Sonata, GP 251
  • Johannes Brahms, Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, No. 1

concert 5: darers and dreamers

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4 PM, First Church in Boston

  • Claude Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola & harp
  • Bela Bartok, Contrasts for clarinet, violin & piano, Sz. 111, BB 116
  • David Bruce, Steampunk for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & bass
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Phantasy for violin & piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”

concert 6: opus twenty

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8 PM, First Church in Boston
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4 PM
, First Church in Boston

  • Benjamin Britten, Lachrymae “Reflections on a Song of John Dowland,” Op. 48
  • Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Palimpsest for flute, clarinet, string trio & piano
  • Igor Stravinsky, Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” for violin & piano (1932)
  • Colin Matthews, Fantazia 13 (after Purcell) for clarinet, violin, cello & piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

annual free family concert & instrument "petting zoo"

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2 PM

Join the Chameleons for an afternoon of exploration and discovery for kids and adults. Program and details to be announced.

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