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Chameleon Arts Ensemble Announces 2015-2016 Season

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble has announced their 2015-2016 season. On tap this season:

Chamber Music Series

  • Saturday, October 10 at 8 PM and Sunday, October 11 at 4 PM: Echoes of celestial song at First Church in Boston
  • Saturday, November 7 at 8 PM and Sunday November 8 at  4 PM: Each to each impart at First Church in Boston on Saturday and the Goethe-Institut on Sunday
  • Saturday, December 5 at 8 PM and Sunday, December 6 at 4 PM: J. S. Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051 at First Church in Boston
  • Saturday, February 13 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 14 at 4 PM: Here and there, in paths apart at First Church in Boston on Saturday and the Goethe-Institut on Sunday
  • Saturday April 2 at 8 PM and Sunday April 3 at 4 PM: A voice of love and twilight at First Church in Boston
  • Saturday, May 21 at 8 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 4 PM: Songs of earth and sky at First Church in Boston on Saturday and the Goethe-Institut on Sunday

Recital Series – Chameleon Up Close

  • Sunday, March 6 at 4 PM: A concert featuring Chameleon’s two superb clarinetists, Gary Gorczyca and Kelli O’Connor, along with pianist Vivian Choi at the Goethe-Institut
  • Sunday, April 17 at 4 PM: Violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Gloria Chien at the Goethe-Institut
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Winds of Music Passing On by the Chameleon Arts Ensemble

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston will continue its 2014/2015 season with their presentation of Winds of Music Passing On. The concert will feature:

  • Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47
  • Clara Schumann’s Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
  • Franz Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 951
  • Dan Welcher’s Florestan’s Falcon for flute and piano;
  • John Woolrich’s A Cabinet of Curiosities for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, and piano

The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 PM at First Church in Boston, and Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4 PM at the Goethe-Institut in Boston.

Tickets for this program exploring Robert Schumann’s influences and his influence on later generations can be ordered online at the Chameleon Arts Ensemble web site.

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DaPonte String Quartet to Kick Off 23rd Season

Maine’s DaPonte String Quartet will open their 23rd season, the 2014 / 2015 season, October 17 to 26, 2014 with a presentation entitled “Walking in Beethoven’s Shadow“. The show will look at composers who were influenced by Beethoven including:

  • Brahms (Quartets No. 1 in C Minor)
  • Schumann (the A Major, Op. 41, No. 3)
  • Mendelssohn (the D Major, Op. 44, no. 1)

Performances will be held:

  • October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Damariscotta at Lincoln Theater
  • October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Portland at the Public Library
  • October 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Topsham at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church
  • October 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Boothbay Harbor at St. Columba’s Church
  • October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Thomaston at St John’s Church
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Classical Music Fans Take Note

If you are a fan of classical music you may want to mark down the dates of these upcoming concerts that are sure to please.

October 24 to 27, 2013 with The DaPonte String Quartet
The DaPonte String Quartet will launch its 22nd season in Maine with a program of Beethoven’s and Prokofiev’s first quartets, and an overlooked piece by William Walton. There will be four concerts from October 24 to 27, 2013 in Thomaston, Damariscotta, Portland, and Topsham, ME. For their full schedule of upcoming concerts see their Event Calendar.

November 2, and 3, 2013 with The Chameleon Arts Ensemble
The Chameleon Arts Ensemble will continue its 2013-2014 season on November 2 and 3, 2013 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay with a program of Robert Schumann’s Marchenerzahlungen for clarinet, viola, and piano, Op. 132 “Fairy Tales;” Gary Kulesha’s Bagatelles from The Devil’s Dictionary for wind quintet; Laura Schwendinger’s High Wire Act for flute, violin, viola, cello, and piano; Francis Poulenc’s Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano; and Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32. For a complete schedule of their 2013/2014 season see Season at a Glance.

November, 9 2013 Boston Early Music Festival
The 2013/2014 Boston Early Music Festival season continues with Ensemble Plus Ultra performing a program of Victoria, Morales, Ribera, and Guerrero on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 8 PM at St. Paul Church in Cambridge. For their complete season schedule see 2013/2014 Concert Season.

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Opera in Jail? It is With the Boston Opera Collaborative

Last year it was “Opera Goes to Hell“. This year it’s “Opera Goes to Jail“. Leave it to the Boston Opera Collaborative to come up with an interesting theme right around Halloween. Join them this year as they present an evening of “opera’s seedy underbelly”. Included in the evening’s entertainment will be scenes and arias from Carmen, Peter Grimes, Don Pasquale, and more.

Opera Goes to Jail will be presented on November 2 and 4, 2012 at OBERON at 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge.

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2012 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival Kicks Off Tonight and Runs through Sunday

Picture of the Crowd at the Berklee Beantown Jazz FestivalThe Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival takes over Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street this Saturday, September 29, 2012 from Noon to 6 PM. That is the outdoor portion of the festival that consists of performances on multiple stages as well as street performances, family activities, and vendor booths offering food and crafts. The outdoor festival, billed as “Boston’s biggest block party”,  is free and happens rain or shine.

The festival actually kicks off tonight (Thursday September 27, 2012) with a performance by Melody Gardot at 8 PM at the Berklee Performance Center. It continues tomorrow (Friday) with A Night of Two Pianos at 7:30 PM at the Berklee Performance Center featuring Geri Allen and Joanne Brackeen with special guests Tia Fuller, John Lockwood, Terri Lyne Carrington, and more. The festival concludes on Sunday with a final concert by Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio at 7:30 PM also at the Berklee Performance Center.

This is a great event that draws upwards of 80,000 people every year. Make it a point to join the party…

Picture credits: The picture of the crowd at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival was taken by Phil Farnsworth and was provided by the Berklee College of Music Media Relations department.

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Free Concerts from the Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Let music ring out for the summer of 2012. Better yet, with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra presenting the music, it is free!

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will present two different series of free concerts this summer:

  1. Landmarks Festival at the Shellat the DCR Hatch Shell in Boston
  2. Concerts in the Neighborhoods

What better way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon or evening? Check their concerts page for the latest information.

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The Tallis Scholars 23rd Annual Appearance with the Boston Early Music Festival

The Tallis Scholars from the UK will return for their 23rd annual appearance with the Boston Early Music Festival on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The program entitled The Field of the Cloth of Gold: Music of Jean Mouton and William Cornysh will feature:

  • Jean Mouton: Nesciens mater
  • William Cornysh: Ave Maria
  • Mouton: Ave Maria
  • Mouton: Quaeramus cum pastoribus
  • Browne: Salve regina
  • Mouton: “Kyrie” and “Agnus dei” from the Missa Dictes moy toutes vos pensees
  • Mouton: Salva nos
  • Cornysh: Ah Robin
  • Cornysh: Woefully arrayed
  • Cornysh: Magnificat

The performance will be held at St. Paul Church, Bow and Arrow Streets in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

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The Boston Early Music Festival 2011 / 2012 Concert Series

The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) has announced their 2011 / 2012 concert series that will kick off on Friday, October 21 and run through Saturday, April 28. This is the BEMF’s 22nd annual season of presenting some of Early Music’s most acclaimed soloists and ensembles to Boston.

The BEMF is recognized as a world leader in the field of early music. If you are a fan of early music, be sure to check out the 11 performances of the 2011-2012 Boston Concert Series.

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