Hi folks. It’s that time again. Spring music making in Boston is almost upon us. I’ve been receiving a lot of mail lately about audition opportunities and upcoming concerts. Some of these I’ll repost individually later as the date of the concert approaches.
From Adam Isbitsky at Next Generation Theatre Company
Next Generation Theatre Company announces…
The Music Man Jr.
1132 Highland Ave, Needham.
From Teri Kowiak at Meravelha.
From Matthew Hall at Musical Offering:
Next weekend we offer an intimate recital of French baroque music for flute and harpsichord next week. Join Sarah Paysnick (traverso) and Matthew Hall (harpsichord) in two performances of the sublime music of Hotteterre, Blavet, Couperin, de La Guerre, and Leclair. Further details are available here.
January 26, 4:00pm, Lindsay Chapel (FCC), Cambridge Purchase tickets
January 27, 2:00pm, St. Anne’s in-the-Field, Lincoln Purchase tickets
In February Musical Offering offers a concert of music written for the private enjoyment of the King of France: Musique pour la chambre du roi. From the Concerts Royaux of Couperin to the Quatuors parisiens of Telemann to cantatas by Clérambault and Rameau, this program showcases the variety and emotionality of 18th-century Parisian chamber music. Save the dates!
February 16, 7:30pm, Church of Our Saviour, Brookline
February 17, 4:00pm, Jewish Community Center, Springfield
Further details are available here. Check back for updates.
20th Annual Family Concert
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 3:00pm
Tsai Performance Center (685 Commwealth Ave., Boston)
Click here for directions and venue information.
Ma Goose, 2008
Click here to view video clips of Ma Goose.
Click here to view photos of the 2008 production of Ma Goose.
The New Kid world premiere*
Steve Aveson, narrator
and the Northeast Youth Ballet
Denise Cecere, Artistic Director
The Northeast Youth Ballet and NECN anchor Steve Aveson return to BMV’s Annual Family Concert with a revival of Hoffer’s Ma Goose, a playful reimagining of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. In Samuel Headrick’s children’s ballet The New Kid, a student responds bravely to bullies at her new school.
Recommended for ages 4+.
Enjoy the Ma Goose soundtrack today! The CD is available for purchase on the our website.
*The New Kid is commissioned by Boston Musica Viva with the friendly support of:
And, of course, what kind of post would it be without a mention of my own upcoming Seraphim concert?
Icons and Music: Windows on the Divine
Music of the Russian choral tradition, including works of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky,
Gretchaninoff, Sviridov, Penderecki, et al
Sunday, February 10, 2013
3:00pm (Pre-concert talk at 2:30)
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church
16 Highland Avenue, Cohasset
Tickets: $20/15 for students & seniors
Envisioning the Divine by means of visual artistic media, such as religious icons and stained glass windows, has long been an integral part of religious experience. In this concert the Seraphim Singers demonstrate a fusion of the aural and visual contemplative imagination in a concert of sacred choral works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Gretchaninoff, Sviridov, Penderecki, and others.
And that’s what I’ve got for now. Happy music making and concert going.