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BOSTON-AREA CONCERTS | 2019-2020

Kim Kashkashian, Artistic Director
2019 - 2020 Season
Sunday, October 20, 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall . 7:30 PM
Performers

Eureka Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian, Geneva Lewis, Maria Ioudenitch, Jing Peng, Andrew Samarasekara, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Rachel Yi, Zhanbo Zheng

Eureka Ensemble

Telemann–Concerto for 4 Violins in G major, TWV 40:201
Betty Olivero–“Neharót Neharót”
Luke Hsu–Partita for violin and piano
Telemann–Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9

The Eureka Ensemble opens our 10th season of Music for Food concerts in Boston! Join us for an evening of Telemann concerti, Betty Olivero’s musical testament on war and women’s voices, and the premier of Luke Hsu’s “Partita,” written specifically for Music for Food.

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)

Sunday, October 27, 2019. 3PM
Rivera Hall. Rivers Conservatory. 331 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493
Performers

Ron Lowry, Cello
Lois Shapiro, Piano

Free Sunday Series | Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano

This first concert of the year at Rivers Conservatory will feature highly-acclaimed chamber musicians Lois Shapiro (piano) and Ron Lowry (cello), as a Music for Food concert to benefit A Place to Turn. The program presents a rare opportunity to hear all five Beethoven cello sonatas in one afternoon. In Shapiro’s words, “Many consider Beethoven to have been a visionary who transformed the way we engage the musical experience. His music inspires us all to take risks and think ‘outside the box’ . . . His five remarkably diverse cello sonatas span his entire compositional output, and thereby afford an extraordinary overview of his evolving compositional process.”

Sunday, December 15, 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

Phoenix Ensemble, Michael Block, Sandeep Das, Janny Joo

Phoenix

Bach–Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
“Masters of Tradition”–music for cello and tabla
Bach–Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Our second concert of the season features the Phoenix chamber orchestra performing two Brandenburg Concerti and a cross-genre duo formed by Mike Block and Sandeep Das performing music for tabla (a pair of Indian drums used in Hindustani classical music) and cello (a bowed string instrument used in European classical music).

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

Palaver Strings, Triple Helix, Soovin Kim, Ayano Nimomiya

Palaver Strings and Triple Helix

Vivaldi–Four Seasons: “Winter”
Arno Babadganian–Piano Trio
Bright Sheng–Piano Trio
Vivalidi–Four Seasons: “Spring”

Beginning in winter and ending in spring, our March 1st concert presents two piano trios from Armenia and China, respectively, nestled between two of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)

Sunday, March 29, 2020. 7:30 PM.
Theodore Parker UU Church, 1859 Centre Street. West Roxbury. MA
Performers

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, Mary O’Keefe, Sammy Andonian, Kevonna Shuford, Mari Nagahara

Boston Church Concert 2

Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Martinů

In MFF Boston’s second church concert, interns join Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek for a diverse program of chamber works.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

New England Conservatory chamber orchestra, Calvin Chin Martial Arts Academy, Robert Levin, Shuishan Yu

NEC, Tai-Chi, and Robert Levin

Mozart–Piano Concerti
Tai-Chi traditional exhibition performance
Selected Songs from China

Our season 10 finale presents a pair of Mozart Piano Concerti with Robert Levin and New England Conservatory musicians, a Tai-Chi performance,  and a selection of folk songs from China played on Guqin (a plucked string-instrument used in Chinese classical music).

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)