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From My Life
Reflections on Life by Smetana and Shostakovich
Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power and meanings of their repertoire.
JCC members and seniors get a 10% discount for this event. Price includes $2 per ticket fee
This hilarious a capella ensemble “plays” the orchestrated sounds of a full musical production using only their voice.
$3 per ticket fee online and at the box office, JCC members and Seniors get 10% off ticket prices.
Shostakovich confounded the expectations of the Soviet authorities, who were expecting a big, triumphant symphony saluting Stalin, with his Ninth, the lightest and brightest of his symphonies. Legendary violinist Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, often called the most perfect violin concerto ever written. Haydn’s penultimate symphony, known as the “Drumroll,” features high spirits, drama and a brilliantly dynamic ﬁnale.
John Storgårds, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori teams up with renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a program of his radiant violin sonatas. Experience her “characteristic verve, fire, and tonal gleam” (Chicago Classical Review) and his “great energy, brilliant technique, unassailable artistry” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland) in this highly-anticipated return.
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, “Spring”
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1
The royal wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry made an international sensation out of the mesmerizing cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who makes his BSO debut playing Saint-Saëns’ charming First Cello Concerto. The concert opens with composer Florence Price’s brooding and lush tone poem, The Oak, and closes with Dvořák’s exquisite Seventh Symphony.
Marin Alsop, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
PRICE The Oak
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7
Combining clips from classic Chaplin films with live music, Charlie Chaplin’s Smile is violinist Philippe Quint’s tribute to Charlie Chaplin on his 130th birthday, tracing Chaplin’s relationship with 20th-century master composers and his own film scores. This cinematic program also features John Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne, Barber’s heartbreaking Adagio for Strings (Platoon) and John Williams’ poignant Three Pieces from Schindler’s List.
Carolyn Kuan, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making at the BMA with Christian Paquette, one of The Peabody Institute’s top talents and winner of the 2019 Yale Gordon Competition. With recent engagements including the Ottawa and National Arts Centre symphonies, he has crafted a program highlighting the parallels between the flute and the human voice.
BACH: Allegro assai from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA (b. 1955): Lied for Flute and Piano
SCHUBERT: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano, D. 802
The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist, Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr. will be entertaining us with their wonderful music on 2/9/20. They have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Music rooted in swing and be-bop, the Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style.
Please join us for music an good food following the performance.