Events

Events

Jun
2
Thu
Martinis & Masterpieces
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Martinis & Masterpieces @ Boston Childrens Museum

Join over 200 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, amazing views, entertainment surprises, artwork by local artists, a silent auction featuring art and gift packages.
Click here to view photos from previous Martinis & Masterpieces events!
Our Awardees

During the event we will honor two extraordinary individuals who work tirelessly to keep Boston’s arts community healthy.

More information will be posted in mid-February 2016.

Jul
8
Fri
Newport Classical Music Festival July 8-24
Jul 8 – Jul 24 all-day
Newport Classical Music Festival July 8-24 @ Various venues in Newport RI

The 2016 season of the Newport Music Festival will feature a marathon of 66 chamber music concerts in 17 days featuring a cast of 100 musicians from 17 countries performing at 12 different venues in Newport, including the famed Newport Mansions. More details will be available May 1, 2016.

Jul
12
Tue
The North American debut of the Boganyi piano
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The North American debut of the Boganyi piano @ Rosecliff Mansion

The Bogányi piano makes its North American debut, at the Newport Music Festival, 2016. Festival goers, journalists and invited guests can experience ‘Sound beyond time’ for themselves in the stately atmosphere of the Newport mansions. Gergely Bogányi will have two recitals, at the Breakers on July 9, 8pm and at the Elms on July 14th, 11am. There will also be a private cocktail evening on July 12th and an appearance at the Rhapsody at Rosecliff Gala Dinner on July 15th.

From the vision and development Gergely Bogányi and François Bandura had over the last 10 years, the reality is modern beauty in piano sound and design.

As an icon of Hungarian innovation and pioneering spirit, made to the finest luxury automotive finishes specifications, the Bogányi piano is available worldwide.

About the Bogányi piano
The Bogányi piano is a modern interpretation of the traditional, high performance grand piano. Envisioned and developed world renowned Hungarian pianist, Gergely Bogányi. Refined and produced by François Bandura, founder of Mono Group. Today, it is a new icon of Hungarian innovation and pioneering spirit, made to the finest luxury automotive finishes and specifications. Worldwide production is available out of our facility north of Budapest in Hungary.

Oct
1
Sat
Emmanuel Music presents Apollo and Dafne and Hyacinth
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Emmanuel Music presents Apollo and Dafne and Hyacinth @ Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

On October 1 at 8:00 p.m., Emmanuel Music, under the direction of Ryan Turner will commence its 46th season. This opening concert features the the works of a young Handel and Mozart, and a world premiere from the winner of Emmanuel Music’s first annual Handel Overture Composition Competition.

Handel Overture Competition Winner World Premiere Overture
Handel (at age 25) “Apollo and Dafne”
Mozart (at age 11) “Apollo and Hyacinth”

Apollo, the god of many things, provides the source of inspiration to Handel and Mozart at the height of their youthful creativity. The performances will feature sopranos; Susan Consoli and Margot Rood; tenor, William Hite and a world premiere by the winner of the Handel Overture Composition Competition.

Oct
23
Sun
Emmanuel Music presents Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year III
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emmanuel Music presents Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year III @ Parish Hall Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Music continues the exploration of the chamber works of Felix Mendelssohn and Hugo Wolf. Highlights will include the complete “Goethelieder” by Wolf, Mendelssohn’s gorgeous “Lieder ohne Worte” (“Songs without words”) and the solitary Wolf String Quartet in d minor.

Oct
29
Sat
New England Philharmonic presents Vores, Bartok, Ruggles
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
New England Philharmonic presents Vores, Bartok, Ruggles @ Tsai Performance Center

In keeping with the NEP’s commitment to “Innovation and Tradition in Concert,” the 40th anniversary season will feature world premieres of works from Andy Vores, Peter Child and Richard Cornell, all past NEP composers-in-residence who have gifted these works in honor of the orchestra’s milestone, the world premiere of a new composition by Bernard Hoffer on the annual Family Concert, and masterpieces from the orchestral tradition of the twentieth century.

OCTOBER 29, 2016

Andy Vores Fanfare (2016) WORLD PREMIERE
Andrew Norman Sacred Geometry (2003)
Yehudi Wyner Piano Concerto “Chiavi in mano” (2004) ….Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Carl Ruggles Evocations (1934–43)
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (1943)

Oct
30
Sun
Emmanuel Music presents Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year III
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emmanuel Music presents Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year III @ Parish Hall Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Music continues the exploration of the chamber works of Felix Mendelssohn and Hugo Wolf. Highlights will include the complete “Goethelieder” by Wolf, Mendelssohn’s gorgeous “Lieder ohne Worte” (“Songs without words”) and the solitary Wolf String Quartet in d minor.

Nov
4
Fri
Chorus pro Musica presents Missa Solemnis
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chorus pro Musica presents Missa Solemnis @ Jordan Hall

Chorus pro Musica, under the direction of Jamie Kirsch, will perform Beethoven’s monumental “Missa Solemnis” on November 4, 2016, at Jordan Hall as part of their 2016-17 season. The chorus will be accompanied by a full orchestra and prominent soloists. The concert will be in honor of the late Vera Godkin, long-time patron of the arts and mother of 25-year CpM chorister, David S. Godkin.

Raised in New York City, David Godkin shared his parents’ love of theater and opera, and started singing in choirs in his high school years. “My parents were avid supporters of the arts and would come to Boston regularly to hear me perform with CpM,” said Godkin, a trial lawyer in Boston and co-founder of Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP.

Upon her death in 2014, Vera Godkin left a bequest to CpM, and since that time, David Godkin and Kirsch have explored works the chorus could present that would honor her memory.

“‘Missa Solemnis’ is one of the monumental works of the choral repertoire. It is a larger-than-life piece … powerful and exhilarating to hear and perform,” said Kirsch. “CpM hasn’t performed it in almost 30 years, and (it) wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Godkin family, which makes this performance an extremely special event for us.”
About “Missa Solemnis”: Along with Bach’s Mass in B minor, Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” is widely regarded as one of the most significant mass settings. Although nearly eclipsed by the composer’s “Ninth Symphony,” completed directly after “Missa Solemnis,” it is generally considered one of the composer’s supreme achievements.
Beethoven began the work in 1819. It was to be performed at the ceremony where the composer’s long-time patron and friend, Rudolph, Archduke of Austria, was to be invested as archbishop in March 1820. Due to a myriad of circumstances, the piece was not finished in time, and without a deadline to manage, Beethoven completed the mass in 1823. The work is scored for a full orchestra, four soloists, and a mixed choir.

Nov
5
Sat
29th Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 1:00 am
29th Annual Steppin' Out for Dimock @ Sheraton Boston

The 29th annual Steppin’ Out for the Dimock Center gala will take place on Saturday November 6th, the black tie gala is always at the top of every HOT BOSTON EVENT OF THE YEAR list. Last year the evening was headlined by the ten-time Grammy Award-winning international icon, Chaka Khan who rocked the house. Boston artist Louie Bello opened the evening and the night was complete with after party music provided by the one and only DJ Spinderella. The black-tie fundraiser raised over $750K for The Dimock Center.

Stay tuned for the 2016 blockbuster schedule.

Dec
11
Sun
New England Philharmonic presents Annual Family Concert
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
New England Philharmonic presents Annual Family Concert @ Tsai Performance Center

DECEMBER 11, 2016
FAMILY CONCERT
In keeping with the NEP’s commitment to “Innovation and Tradition in Concert,” the 40th anniversary season will feature world premieres of works from Andy Vores, Peter Child and Richard Cornell, all past NEP composers-in-residence who have gifted these works in honor of the orchestra’s milestone, the world premiere of a new composition by Bernard Hoffer on the annual Family Concert, and masterpieces from the orchestral tradition of the twentieth century.

William Schuman Newsreel in 5 Shots (1942)
1. “Horse Race”
2. “Fashion Show”
3. “Tribal Dance”
4. “Monkeys in the Zoo”
5. “Parade”

Bernard Hoffer Nocturne (The Timber Wolf) (2016) WORLD PREMIERE
Andy Vores Big Bad Wolf (1996)
Paul Patterson Little Red Riding Hood Song Book (1994)
Narrator TBA,
Boston City Singers, Joshua DeWitte, Director
Concerto to be performed by the NEP Young Artist Competition Winner