Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.
Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series,
Concert III: April 12, 2015
Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church
Concert II: April 12, 2014
Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Gabriela Diaz; Rose Drucker; Lena Wong; Karen Oosterbaan, violin
Joan Ellersick; Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell; Cora Swenson Lee, cello
Kendra Colton, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano
Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only.
NEP’s 2014-15 Season concludes with Matthew Browne’s Call for Scores winning piece that takes its inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while Composer Laureate Gunther Schuller’s Meditation revisits the start of his long and illustrious musical path and Andy Vores premieres his second violin concerto written for and performed NEP’s concertmaster Danielle Maddon. We travel to Russia to arrive at Rachmaninoff’s final composition, his nostalgic and colorful Symphonic Dances.
Matthew Browne How the Solar System Was Won (Boston premiere, 2014 Call for Scores Winner)
Gunther Schuller Meditation (Symphonic Study)
Andy Vores Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere, NEP commission)
Danielle Maddon, soloist
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
In this colorful opera that “knocked everything else sideways,” as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.
Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: Donald Wilkinson
In just four short years at the helm of Emmanuel Music, Artistic Director Ryan Turner has taken the professional orchestra and chorus (both featuring some of the country’s most in-demand soloists) to new heights. From the standing-room-only performances of their Boston premiere of The Great Gatsby at Jordan Hall and the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, to the critically acclaimed performances of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Emmanuel Music under the direction of Mr. Turner continues to traverse new ground while firmly keeping Bach as their core companion, proving themselves, once again, to be one of Boston’s most cherished and enduring ensembles.
Join over 300 guests from the arts, business, and legal communities of Greater Boston to celebrate our thriving creative economy and recognize those business and legal professionals who work to strengthen it. Martinis & Masterpieces features live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by local chefs, and a silent auction featuring art and gift packages. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.