Shizuka: MISE-EN Residency @NYC July 22-25
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Shizuka: MISE-EN Residency @NYC July 22-25

Newly formed viola duo comprised of Hannah Nicholas and Samuel Kelder will participate in a residency hosted by ensemble Mise-En in Bushwick, NY. In addition to preparing repertoire for the 2018-19 season, we will be working with composers Steven Long, Rosalie Burrel, and Bahar Royai on newly commissioned works for the ensemble. Concert specifics to follow!

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Monadnock Music
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Monadnock Music

An evening of chamber music hosted by the Monadnock Music summer festival.

John Antes String Trio in d minor
Reger String Trio in D minor
Ingrid Arauco String Quartet #2
Prokofiev String Quartet #1

Lisa Fujita and Sarah Atwood, violins

Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

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Ades and Anderson at SICPP
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ades and Anderson at SICPP

  • Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory (map)
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The Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice is a gem among new music gatherings in the Northeast. An oasis for performers and composers alike, this week is packed with DOZENS of performances in New England Conservatory's Jordan and Brown Hall.

This heavy handed program includes two works by composer in residence Julian Anderson, and the delicious string quartet of Thomas Adès. Join us!

Julian Anderson "Van Gogh Blue"

Julian Anderson "Book of Hours"

Thomas Adès "Arcadiana"

Gabriela Diaz, Gabe Boyers violins // Sam Kelder, viola // David Russel, cello

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Sound Energy and Emily Thorner at New Music Gathering: Boston
May
18
11:30 AM11:30

Sound Energy and Emily Thorner at New Music Gathering: Boston

Sound Energy String Trio unites with coloratura soprano Emily Thorner in a joint production of Betsy Jolas's rarely heard "Quatuor II". 

This vivid work explores soundworlds ranging from the extremely delicate, to vigorously agitated, to profoundly lyrical. While the soprano is given no text, the use of different phonemes punctuate the work as she weaves between the varied texture created with the string trio.  The quartet is considered Jolas's major work, and the rare performance of it is one not to miss. 

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Cape Cod Symphony: American Mavericks
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Cape Cod Symphony: American Mavericks

Maverick (noun): An individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, a rebel.

We celebrate the birthdays of important musical American mavericks, giants who revolutionized the very DNA of music.

Front and center, we honor our nation’s greatest maestro, Leonard Bernstein, on his 100th birthday. His pure genius led to groundbreaking works across many genres, and we’ll present his famous “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” and his playful “Divertimento.”

Two other American Mavericks celebrating birthdays are John Adams and Philip Glass. You’ll hear some of their greatest music for the orchestra. Join us to celebrate these true American originals, among the greatest our country has ever known!

Anniversary Overture
Philip Glass

The Chairman Dances
John Adams

Two American Portraits
William C. Banfield

"If Bernstein Wrote It..."

"I'm Dizzy Over Miles"

Intermission

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

Divertimento
Leonard Bernstein

May 5th, 7:30pm

May 6th, 6:00pm

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Bahar Royai Graduation Recital
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Bahar Royai Graduation Recital

Bahar Royai "Tombstone" for solo viola

This piece is written based on a poem by Iranian poet, Yadollah Royaee. His collection of poems exploring death include imagry of tombstones for unnamed persons. 

A tomb stone for "Simin":

... and I saw the "death" as a child,

running, exhaustedly, away

from death.

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Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Denovo Quartet

Beethoven String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Sam will be joining the Denovo Quartet for a wonderful concert sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra at the Harwich Cultural Center. 

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Steven Long Recital
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Steven Long Recital

  • Brown Hall, New England Conservatory (map)
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Composer, improvisory, and mensch Steven Long will be holding his graduation recital from New England Conservatory. I'll be performing his work for solo viola, which to my knowledge does not yet have a title.

There will be an exquisite array of his talents including works for vocal ensemble, jazz improvisation, ASMR, and viola!

8pm @ Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

 

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Sound Energy conTemplum
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sound Energy conTemplum

Sound Energy is completing their 2018 residency at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. This performance will consist of several new works written by young composers, who after having their sketches workshopped in February, have reworked and reimagined miniatures for string trio.

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MATA's Greatest Hits
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

MATA's Greatest Hits

Eric Wubbels Viola Quartet

Colin Brooks, Carrie Frey, Miranda Sielaff, Sam Kelder; violas


Past meets present on Friday, April 13th as the 20th MATA Festival presents MATA’s Greatest HitsThe evening will celebrate the festival’s most meaningful pieces, selected by some of those who have shaped MATA’s 20-year history, including Du Yun (artistic director, 2015-2018), Yotam Haber (artistic director, 2011-2015), Missy Mazzoli (executive director, 2007-2010)David T. Little (executive director, 2010-2012) and Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky (founders and directors, 1998-2005).   The evening will center around a reconstruction, featuring Sandbox Percussion, of experimental composer Randy Hostetler’s P(l)aces, a work which received its world premiere in MATA’s inaugural season, following the composer’s premature death. Also on the program Bolivian composer Carlos Gutierrez Quiroga’s (MATA 2015) Jintili, will be performed by Face the Music together with members of La Paz’s Orquiestra Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (OEIN). The program will also feature encores of Australian/Dutch composer Kate Moore’s (MATA 2008) hauntingly beautiful Sensitive Spot, performed by Vicky Chow and Eric Wubbels’s (MATA 2012) vibrantly compelling Viola Quartet (IJVER).

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We Should All Be Femenists
Mar
26
9:30 PM21:30

We Should All Be Femenists

  • Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (map)
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A concert of celebrating Women's History Month through music. Featured on the program will be Boston-based female composers of varied walks of life. Come here what is sure to be a stimulating presentation of new works offered by some of our town's finest. 

Bahar Royai "Tombstone" for solo viola 

Chaya Czernowyn String Quartet 1981

Tamar Diesendruck "Dagger/The Night has been Unruly" for String Quartet

Robert Phillips "Aur" for String Quartet and Electronics

 

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MIT Faculty Recital: Marcus Thompson
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

MIT Faculty Recital: Marcus Thompson

An evening as principal violist for orchestral and chamber music centered fully around the viola (and viola d'amore!). Marcus Thompson, Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at MIT, will give the Boston Premier of Elena Ruehr's concerto for viola and string orchestra "Shadow/Light", as well as a performance of works by Vivaldi, Feldman, and Vaughan Williams. 

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Boston Conservatory: New Music Festival contraBAND-chamberMUSIC
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Conservatory: New Music Festival contraBAND-chamberMUSIC

  • Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory (map)
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Students of the contemporary classical music program present contemporary chamber works by Marcos Balter, Anthony Cheung, Erin Gee, Missy Mazzoli, and Guo Wenjing, alongside Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Sarah Brady (flute), and guest artists Gabriela Díaz (violin) and Sam Kelder (viola).

Anthony Cheung "Book of Fake Tunes" for Flute and String Quartet

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Sound Energy ConTemplum Residency
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Sound Energy ConTemplum Residency

Sound Energy travels to Philadelphia to join the composers at Temple University for a weekend of string trio workshops (1:00-5:00pm) and performance (8:00pm). 

SE Concert is Saturday February 3rd in Rock Hall Auditorium. 

Marti Epstein "Barcarolle"

Evan Kassof

Kaija Saariaho "Cloud Trio"

Andrew Norman "Companion Guide to Rome" 

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Ashmont Chamber Music Society debuts a newly formed Bach Project presenting Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with Sam Kelder and Amelia Ames Hollander (violas), the motet "Lobet den Herrn", and Cantata 47. They will be joined by the All Saints' Boys Choir, and will be directed by All Saints' organist and choirmaster, Andrew P. Sheranian.

 

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Arctic Philharmonic: Chamber music of Mozart and Grieg
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Arctic Philharmonic: Chamber music of Mozart and Grieg

Mozart Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

Grieg String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor

I'm so delighted to play the Grieg Quartet, a work I've coveted for quite some time, in its country of origin. Working with members of the Arctic Philharmonic on this monumental piece has been such an incredible experience. Don't miss it if you happen to be in Bodø!

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A Far Cry: Music in Migration
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

A Far Cry: Music in Migration

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Caldwell Hall (map)
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Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture “les nations”

Elena Ruehr: Piano Concerto (AFC commission and premier) 

          Heng-Jin Park, piano

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No. 10, Op. 98

(October 21st, St. John's Church | 1 Roanoke Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

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