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CONCERT CALENDAR 2017-2018

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
CARTER'S MIRROR AND HOFFER'S CONCERTO
Bernard Hoffer
Concerto di Camera IV  world premiere

   William Kirkley, clarinet soloist
John Aylward
Ephemera
Hannah Lash
Subtilior, Lamento
Elliott Carter
A Mirror on Which to Dwell

   Zorana Sadiq, soprano




Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
CULTURES
W.A. Mozart
Magic Flute Overture
Ernst Bloch
Schelomo

   Jan Mueller-Szeraws, cello
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5




Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
EERIE COMPANY
Andrew Norman
Sacred Geometry
Joseph Schwantner
Magabunda

   Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Peter Child
Punkie Night
Igor Stravinsky
Petrouchka




Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 P.M., Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
NORTHEAST BY FAR EAST
David Horne
Spike  (from the 30th season)
Joyce Mekeel
Rune  (from the 8th season)

   Ann Bobo, flute

   Robert Schulz, percussion
William Kraft
Kaleidoscope  (from the 45th season)
Peter Child
new work   world premiere
Zhou Long
Metal, Stone, Silk, Bamboo   first Boston performance

   Guo Yazhi, soloist (Dadi, Quidi, Xun, Suona)




Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2 & 4 P.M.,  51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
FAMILY CONCERT, FAMILIES
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings, 4th movement

     with the Concord-Carlisle High School String Orchestra
Bernard Hoffer
Thundercats Suite
Herbert Chappell
Paddington Bear's First Concert

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Audience sing-along
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, White Christmas




Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
THE USUAL ORCHESTRAL SUSPECTS
John Adams
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Aaron Copland
Old American Songs, First Set

   Cambridge Children's Chorus

   Wendy Silverberg, Director
Nathaniel Stookey
Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead

   narrator tba
Young Artist Competition Winner as a concerto soloist




Friday & Saturday, January 26 & 27, 2018, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
COLLABORATIONS
Matthew Browne
How the Solar System Was Won
William Walton
Viola Concerto

   Steven Ansell, soloist
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F




Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8 P.M.Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
ANCIENT, MODERN AND BERNSTEIN
Claude Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-mid d'un faune
Eric Nathan
Paestum   world premiere of the orchestral version
Ferrucio Busoni
Indian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra

   Jeffrey Swann, soloist
Leonard Bernstein
Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
Steven Stucky
Symphony    first Boston performance
Lachlan Skipworth
Spiritus   first U.S. performance

   Call for Scores winning work




Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
FAMILY CONCERT, YOUNG HEROINES OF FOLKLORE
Barbara White
The Wrong Child   world premiere

   The Northeast Youth Ballet

   Denise Cecere, Director and Choreographer

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator 
Bruce Adolphe
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses   from the 38th season

   The Boston City Singers

   Joshua DeWitte, Director

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator




Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2017, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
SPRNG AWAKENING
Claude Debussy
Printemps
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C
Young Artist Competition Winner as soloist in a concerto




Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 P.M., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA

Melinda Wagner
new work   world premiere
David Stock
Scat   from the 2nd season

   Emily Thorner, soprano
Andy Vores
Forgot   from the 37th season

   Emily Thorner, soprano
Helen Grime
7 Pierrot Miniatures
George Perle
Critical Moments 2





Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
DANCING IN TIME
David Rakowski
Water Music   world premiere
Sebastian Currier
Time Machines   first Boston performance

   Danielle Madon, violin soloist
Bernard Hoffer
Three Pieces for Orchestra   world premiere
Mauric Ravel
Bolero




Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19, 2018 at 8 P.M. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
CONCORD POPS, HEROES AND VILLAINS
Leonard Bernstein
Candide Overture
Lowell Liebermann
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, First Movement

   Susan Jackson, soloist
Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz
Bernard Hoffer
That Old Black Magic, Johnny Mercer Songbook   world premiere

   Maureen McMullan, vocalist
John Williams
Superman March
Lerner, arr. Bennett
Selections from My Fair Lady

  sing-along led by Maureen McMullan
John Philip Sousa
The Stars and Stripes Forever






CONCERT CALENDAR 2016-2017

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
MEMORIES WITHOUT A MASTER, honoring Pierre Boulez and Steven Stucky
David Rakowski
Arabesques I Have Known  world premiere
Pierre Boulez
Le marteau sans maitre

   Jennifer Ashe, soprano
Steven Stucky
Cantus
Yu-hui Chang
Binge Delirium

   Robert Schulz, percussion




Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2016, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA

Hestor Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
W.A. Mozart
Oboe Concerto

   Alex Kinmonth,oboist
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2 in E minor




Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC

Andy Vores
40th Anniversary Fanfare  world premiere
Andrew Norman
Sacred Geometry
Yehudi Wyner
Chiavi in mano

   Geoffrey Burleson, pianist
Carl Ruggles
Evocations
Bela Bartok
Concerto for Orchestra




Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 P.M., Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
OLD FRIENDS & NEW FINDS
Kathryn Salfelder
Disciples  world premiere
Eric Nathan
Walls of Light  first Boston performance
Joseph Phibbs
Flex
John Huggler
Bittere Nuesse

   Barbara Kilduff, soprano
Luciano Berio
O King

   Barbara Kilduff, soprano
Mark Buller
Regressive Variations  first Boston performance

   Rapido! Composition Contest Winner




Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
FAMILY CONCERT
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sarabande from Concerto Grosso for Strings
Erik Satie, arr. Debussy
Gymnopedie No. 1

   with the Concord Middle School Strings, Anna Anderson, Director
Aaron Copland
The Red Pony
Sergei Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, White Christmas as an audience sing-along




Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
FAMILY CONCERT
William Shuman
Newsreel in 5 Shots
Bernard Hoffer
Nocturne (TheTimber Wolf)  world premiere
Andy Vores
Big Bad Wolf
Paul Patterson
Little Red Riding Hood Songbook  first U.S. performance

   Eric Fisher, narrator

   Boston City Singers, Joshua DeWitte, Director




Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28, 2017, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA

Witold Lutoslawski
Symphonic Variations
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Concerto to be performed by the winner of the Concord Orchestra Young ArtistCompetition




Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 P.M., Tsai Peformance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Richard Cornell
40th AnniversaryFanfare
Gunther Schuller
Vertige d'Eros (1945)
Michael Tipett
A Child of Our Time  (first performed in 1945)

   Sarah Pelletier, soprano,  Krista River,mezzo-soprano,  Charles Blandy, tenor,  Sumner Thompson, 

   baritone

   Chorus Pro Musica, Jamie Kirsch, Director




Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Bosto, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT
Peter Child
The Tale of Peter Rabbitt  world premere

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator

   Boston City Singers, Joshua DeWitte, Director
Camille Saint-Saens
The Carnival of the Animals

   Northeast Youth Ballet, Denise Cecere, Director

   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator




Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1, 2017, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord,MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
THOREAU BICENTENNIAL CONCERT
Robert Schumann
Manfred Overture  (1849, same year as Thoreau's Civil Disobedience)
Bernard Hoffer
Piano Concerto

   Randall Hodgkinson, soloist
Eric Sawyer
Civil Disobedience  world premiere

   David Gullette, narrator
Franz Liszt
Les preludes  (1854, same year as Thoreau's Walden)




Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8 P.M., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
MOONLIGHT (AND A) SERENADE
Yehudi Wyner
New Mini Piano Concerto  world premiere

   Geoffrey Burleson, pianist
Barbara White
My barn having burned to the ground I can now see the moon
Richard Festinger
Serenade for Six
Ronald Perera
Crossing the Meridian

   Charles Blandy, tenor




Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC

Peter Child
40th Anniversary Fanfare  world premiere
Aaron Copland
Orchestral Variations
David Rakowski
Violin Concerto  world premiere

   Danielle Maddon, soloist
Sebastian Currier
Microsymph  first Boston performance
Zoltan Kodaly
Peacock Variations




Friday & Saturday at 8 P.M., Sunday at 2 P.M., May 19, 20 & 21 2017, 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
CONCORD POPS: OL' MAN RIVER
Bedrich Smetana
The Moldau
Franz Strauss
Nocturno, Op. 7 for Horn and Strings

   Jeff Stewart, soloist
John Williams
Theme from Jaws
Ferde Grofe
Mississippi River Suite
Jerome Kern, arr.Hoffer
Kern Songbook

   Jeffrey Korn, soloist
Duke Ellington, arr.Collier
Spring, Meander, Giggling Rapids from The River Suite
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Selections from the King and I

   audience sing-along led by Jeffrey Korn
John Philip Sousa
The Stars & Stripes Forever






CONCERT CALENDAR 2015-2016  
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
STEVEN STUCKY & EUROPEAN FRIENDS
Steven Stucky
Cantus  East Coast premiere
     co-commissioned with the Seattle Chamber Music Society
Witold Lutoslawski
Grave (Metamorphoses)
Brett Dean  Sextet  first Boston performance 
Magnus Lindberg
Steamboat Bill Jr.  first Boston performance
Martin Brody, Peter Child,
Shirish Korde& Joseph Schwantner
Rilke Songs

   Sarah Pelletier, soprano




Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2015, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
AUTUMN CALLS
Ottorino Respighi
Poema Autunnale
Maurice Ravel
Tzigane

   Peter Zazofsky, violin
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D




Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685Commonwealh Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
CELEBRATING GUNTHER SCHULLER &
STEPPING STONES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Irving Fine
Toccata Concertante (1947)
Anton von Webern
Six Pieces for Orchestra (1909)
Maurice Ravel
Sheherazade (1903)
   Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Dmitri Shostakovich
October, Op. 131 (1967)
Gunther Schuller
The Past is in the Present (1994)  first Boston performance




Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8 P.M., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
A TRIBUTE TO LEE HYLA
Patrick Greene
Machine Language for Beginners  world premiere
Lee Hyla
Lives of the Saints
   Krista River, mezzo soprano
Rapido! Composition Contest Regional Semi-Finalists
Louis Cruz
MVC  world premiere
J.P. Redmond
Cheese Variations  world premiere
Nathan J. Stumpf
Working Man's Wage  world premiere




Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
THE POLAR EXPRESS - HOLIDAY FAMILY CONCERT
Johann Strauss
Pleasure Train Polka
Silvestre Revueltas
Construction of the Railroad
Samuel Adler
O Rock of my Salvation & WhoCan Retell? from Flames of Freedom
   Lexington High School Women's Chorus, Jason Ianuzzi, Director
Edward Elgar
The Snow
Rob Kapilow
Chris von Allsburgh's Polar Express
   David Kravitz, baritone
   Lexington High School Women's Chorus




Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
MUSICAL CHARACTERS
John Harbison
Remembering Gatsby
George Antheil
Tom Sawyer Overture
Rob Kapilow
Elijah's Angel
   David Kravitz, baritone
   Dana Whiteside, baritone
   Boston City Singers, Jane Money, Director
Concerto to be performed by the winner of the New England Philharmonic Young Artists Competition




Friday & Saturday, January 29 & 30, 2016, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
HISTORIC CONCORD & YOUNG ARTIST 2016
Georg Frederic Handel
From the Censer Curling Rise from Solomon
   Spectrum Singers, John Ehrlich, Director
Joyce Mekeel
Toward the Source
   Spectrum Singers, John Ehrlich, Director
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 5 (The Reformation)
Concerto to be performed by the Concord Orchestra Young Artist Competition Winner




Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
MIRACLES & RHAPSODIES
Roy Harris
Symphony No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Rhapsody on a Theme of  Paganini
   Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Brian Robison
In Search of the Miraculous  first Boston performance
Bernard Hoffer
MacNeil Lehrer Variations  first Boston performance




Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE
Bernard Hoffer
Paul Revere's Ride  world premiere
   Based on the poem by HenryWordsworth Longfellow
   Northeast Youth Ballet, Denise Cecere, Artistic Director &
   Choreographer




Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26, 2016 at 8P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
HORN CALLS
Gioachino Rossini
Il Singor Bruschino Overture
Oliver Knussen
Horn Concerto
   Richard Sebring soloist
W.A. Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D
   Richard Sebring, soloist
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 15




Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
MAD SCENES
Bernard Hoffer
Lear in the Wilderness  world premiere
   David Kravitz, baritone
Arnold Schoenberg
Serenade, Op. 24
   David Kravitz, baritone
Andy Vores
Fabrication 15: Amplification




Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
FROM THE SEAS TO THE HEAVENS
David Hertzberg
Music of the Spheres  first Boston performance
   Winner of the Annual Call for Scores
Alban Berg
Violin Concerto
   Danielle Maddon, soloist
Jean Sibelius
The Oceanides
David Rakowski
Symphony No. 6  world premiere




Friday & Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2016 at 8 P.M., Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA
CONCORD POPS - OUTDOORS CALLS
Aaron Copland
An Outdoor Overture
Camille Saint-Saens
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
   Siri Smedvig, violin
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee
Bedrich Smetana
From Bohemia's Forests and Meadows
Bernard Hoffer, arranger
Stormy Weather song medley  world premiere
   Maureen McMullan, vocalist
Isaac Albeniz
Suite Espagnole, Op. 47 (Granada & Sevilla)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
arr. RobertRussell Bennett
Oklahoma Selections
  audience sing-along led by Maureen McMullan
John Philip Sousa
The Stars and Stripes Forever




CONCERT CALENDAR 2013-2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA WORLD OF KLEZMER
David Schiff Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool
Aaron Copland Vitebsk
Eitan Steinberg Assembly of the Souls  world premiere
    Etty Ben-Zaken, soprano
Arr. Eitan Steinberg Play, Klezmorim, Play
    Etty Ben-Zaken, soprano
   

 
 
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
W.A. Mozart PIano Concerto No. 23 in A
    Randall Hodgkinson, soloist
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 2
   
   
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 P.M, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Gyorgy Ligeti Ramifications forTwelve Solo Strings
Bernard Hoffer Ligeti-split  world premiere
Igor  Stravinsky Capriccio
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano soloist
David Rakowski Symphony No. 5 (Dance Preludes)  world premiere
Mauric Ravel La valse
   

 
 
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA FOCUSING THE ABSTRACT
Richard & Deborah Cornell Wind Driven  world premiere
Pierre Jalbert Visual Abstract
Peter Child Tableaux II
Luciano Berio Folk Songs
    Krista River, mezzo-soprano
   

 
 
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
Georges Bizet Prelude to Carmen
Gustave Holst Three Christmas Carols
    Fenn School Boy Choir, Mike Salvatore, Director
Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear's First Concert
    Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival
Johnny Marks Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Irving Berlin White Christmas
    Audience sing-along with Fenn School Boy Choir
   

 
 
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC FAMILY CONCERT
Michael Gandolfi Night Train to Perugia  first Boston Performance
Arthur Honegger Pacific 231
Heitor Villa-Lobos The Little Train of Caipira
Concerto to be played by the Winner of the New England Philharmonic Young Artist Competition
Rob Kapilow Chris von Allsburg's Polar Express
    David Kravitz, baritone
    Newton All City Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director
   

 
 
Friday & Saturday, January 30 &31, 2015, 8 P.M., 51Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Irving Fine Toccata Concertante
P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor
Concerto to be performed by the Concord Orchestra Young Artist Competition Winner
   

 
 
Sunday, February 8, 2015,  3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT
THE ADVENTURES OF BABAR AND BLISS
Charles Zoll Bliss and the Pale Blue Dot  world premiere
    Steve Aveson, narrator
    Marimba Magic, Sarah Tnney, Director
Francis Poulenc Babar the Elephant
    Steve Aveson, narrator
   

 
 
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3 P.M., Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
John Harbison Darkbloom Overture  first Boston performance
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
Benjamin Britten Spring Symphony
    Sarah Pelletier, soprano
     Krista River, mezzo soprano
    Ray Bauwen, tenor
    Chorus Pro Musica, Jamie Kirsch, Director
    Boston Childrens Chorus, Anthony Trecak-King, Director
   

 
 
Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2015, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F
Franz Joseph Hayden Cello Concerto No. 2 in D
Michael Gandolfi Chesapeake: Summer of 1814
    Concord Chorus, Kevin Leong, Director
   

 
 
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 P.M., Longy Schol of Music, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA BMV WORLD TOUR 2015
Shirish Korde new work  world premiere
    Iva Bittova, soprano,  Wu Tong, shen and vocalist, Sandeep Das, tabla
Chou Wen-chung Ode to the Eternal Pine
Franco Donatoni Arpege
Sebastian Currier Whispers
   
   
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Matthew Browne How the Solar System Was Won  first Boston performance
    Call for Scores Winning Work
Gunther Schuller Meditation, Symphonic Study
Andy Vores Violin Concerto No. 2  world premiere
    Danielle Maddon, violin
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
   
   
May 15,& 16 at 8 P.M. and May 17 at 3 P.M., 2015, 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA CONCORD POPS
John Williams/Whitney The Empire Strikes Back Medley
Cecile Chaminade Concertino for Flute and Orchestra
      Susan Jackson, soloist
Aram Khatchaturian Sabre Dance
Alexander Borodin Polovetsian Dances
Bernard Hoffer The Rodgers & Hart Songbook  world premniere
    Jeffrey Korn, soloist
Aaron Lebedev Rumenye! Rumenye!
    Jeffrey Korn, baritone and violin
Jules Styne/Bennett Selections from Gypsy
    Jeffrey Korn, soloist
Jerry Bock/Ripley Selections from Fiddler on the Roof
    Audience sing-along led by Jeffrey Korn
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
   
   
   
CONCERT CALENDAR 2013-2014
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA BANNED IN BOSTON
Martin Brody Scene from Bisclavret, world premiere
Gunther Schuller Sonata Serenata
Robert Xavier Rodriguez Tango (concert performance)
    Frank Kelley, tenor
   
   
Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA CONCORD: THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS
Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Eric Sawyer Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations, world premiere
    Triple Helix, soloists
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
   
 
 
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Elliott Carter Suite from Pocohantas
John Harbison Cello Concerto
    Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist
Carl Schimmel Woolgatherer's Chapbook, first Boston performance
    Call for Scores winning work
Leos Janacek Sinfonietta
    Boston University Trumpet Ensemble
   
 
 
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8 P.M., Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA TRIALS OF YOUTH
Andy Vores Fabrication 15: Amplification, world premiere
Charles Zoll Bailes encima del escritorio, Rapido! winner, Northeast premiere
Thea Musgrave The Mocking-Bird, concert performance
    David Kravitz, baritone
   
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY FAMILY CONCERT
Georges Bizet Farandole from l'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Howard Blake The Snowman
    Joyce Kulhawik, narrator, boy soprano soloist tba
Irving Berlin (Bennett) White Christmas
Leroy Anderson Jingle Bells
Gene Autry Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
   
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC FAMILY CONCERT
John Adams Tromba lontana
Silvestre Revueltas Janitzio
Richard Cornell Umai's Journey
    Renee White, narrator
    Boston Children's Chorus, Anthony Trecak-King, Director
Concerto to be played by the winner of the NEP Young Artist Competition
   
 
 
Friday & Saturday, January 31 & February 1, 8 P.M., 2014, 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA HISTORICAL CONCORD
Felix Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Joyce Mekeel Toward the Source . . .  (Concord, MA 1635-1775)
    Chorus tba
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
Young Artist Competition Winner in a concerto  
   
 
 
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA PINOCCHIO AND KING MIDAS
Michael Gandolfi Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland
    Steve Aveson, narrator
Kate Salfelder King Midas and the Golden Touch
    PALS Childrens Chorus, Andy Iochea Iochea, Director
    Steve Aveson, narrator
   
 
 
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Dimitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 1
Bernard Hoffer Violin Concerto, world premiere
    Danielle Maddon, soloist
Michael Gandolfi Chesapeake: Summer, 1814,   first Boston performance
    Simmons College Chorale, Danica Buckley, Director
    M.I.T. Concert Choir, William Cutter, Director
   
 
 
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8 P.M., Studio 401, Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Boston Conservatory Student Composer Readings, program tba
   

 
 
Frdiay and Saturday, March 21 & 22, 2014, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA FROM CONCORD TO THE BSO: A NATIVE SON
Michael Gandolfi Night Train to Perugia
Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade
   
 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 P.M., Studio 401, Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA EMERGING COMPOSER READINGS, program tba
   
 
 
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Gunther Schuller Dramatic Overture
David Rakowski Dance Episode, world premiere
Roy Harris Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, first Boston performance
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 7
   
 
 
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8 P.M., Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA LIGHT,WIND AND SOUND
William Kraft New Work,  world premiere
Sean Shepherd Lumens
Brian Robison A Field Guide to North American Car Alarms
Julie Rohwein Borne on the Wind
Theo Loevendie Six Turkish Folk Poems
    Sarah Pelletier, soprano
   
 
 
Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17 at 8 P.M., Sunday, May 19, 2014 at 2 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA CONCORD POPS: EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
Julius Fucik Entrance of the Gladiators
Jean Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
    Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, English Horn soloist
Josef Strauss Auf Ferienreise, Polka Schnell (On Holiday)
Antonin Dvorak Carnival Overture
Cole Porter/ arr. Bernard Hoffer Aspects of Love, world premiere
     Marlene VerPlanck, vocalist
Johann Strauss Wine, Women and Song Waltzes
Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. Bernard Hoffer Oooh! Brazil
    Marlene VerPlanck, vocalist
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
 
 
 
 
CONCERT CALENDAR 2012-2013
September 16, 2012, 12:30 - 3 P.M., (three 40-minute performances)  Carroll & Sons Gallery, South End, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA GALLERY CONCERT
Patrick Greene AbstractEXTRACTIONS
Roberto Sierra Bongo-O
 Robert Schulz, percussion
David Froom Circling
 Ann Bobo, flute
 William Kirkley, clarinet
Franco Donatoni Elly
Michael Gandolfi Grooved Surfaces
Bernard Hoffer Country Dance from A Boston Cinderella
   

 
 
September 28, 2012, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA BREAKTHROUGHS
Peter Lieberson Raising the Gaze
Andy Vores Umberhulk
John Harbison Mirabai Songs
 Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Rapido Composition Contest semifinalists:  
Erik Segerstrom Indecisive Dances, world premiere
Derek Hurst Pas de trois, world premiere
Mark Berger Dream Dances, world premiere
   

 
 

October 19 & 20, 2012, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9
   

 
 
October 27, 2012, 8 P.M.,  Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
David Rakowski Symphony No. 4 (Scarequotes), world premiere
Richard Strauss Vier letzte Lieder
 Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Thea Musgrave Rainbow, first Boston performance
Claude Debussy La mer
   

 
 
November 16, 2012, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA ALLUSIONS
Curtis K. Hughes Verbiage, world premiere
William Kraft Settings from Pierrot Lunaire
 Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Arnold Schoenberg Suite, Op. 29
   

 
 
December 2, 2012, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT
Josef Suk Meditation on an Old Bohemian Carol
Aaron Copland Hoedown
 with the Westford Academy String Orchestra
Nathaniel Stookey The Composer is Dead
 Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
   

 
 
December 9, 2012, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC FAMILY CONCERT
Silvestre Revueltas Sensemaya
Aaron Copland Buckaroo Holiday and Hoedown from Rodeo
Aaron Copland Old American Songs, Part 1
 PALS Childrens Chorus
Concerto performed by Winner of  NEP Young Artists Completition
   

 
 
January 25 & 26, 2013, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Dimitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Concerto to be playedby the Winner of the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition
   

 
 
February 10, 2013, 3 P.M.,  Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA 20TH ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT
Samuel Headrick The New Kid, world premiere
Bernard Hoffer Ma Goose
 Northeast Youth Ballet, Dense Cecere, Artistic Director
 Steve Aveson, narrator
   

 
 
March 2, 2013, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Peter Child Jubal
Michael Gilbertson Vigil, first Boston performance
Call for Scores winning composition
Bernard Hoffer Violin Concerto,world premiere
 Danielle Maddon, soloist
Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6
   

 
 
March 15 & 16, 2013, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor
 Peter Zazofsky, soloist
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 6
   

 
March 24, 2013, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA ROLE-PLAY
Judith Weir Blue-Green Hill, world premiere
Peter Child Duo for Flute and Percussion
ElliottCarter Double Trio, first Boston performance
Sebastian Currier Vocalissimus
 Zorana Sadiq, soprano
   
 
 
April 27, 2013, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Gunther Schuller Five Bagatelles
Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto
 Randall Hodgkinson, soloist
Steven Stucky Rhapsodies, first Boston performance
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7
   
 
 
May 17 & 18, 8 P.M., May 19, 3 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA CONCORD POPS, SAINTS, HEROINES & WITCHES
Antonin Dvorak Wanda Overture
Georg Frideric Handel Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor
 Veronica Kenney, soloist
Bernard Hoffer Market Day in Castries from St. Lucia Morning
Jean Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter
George Gershwin, arr. Bernard Hoffer Six, By George
 Jeffrey Korn, baritone soloist
Johann Strauss Fata Morgana Polka-Mazurka
Camille Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Delilah
Aaron Lebedev Rumenye! Rumenye!
 Jeffrey Korn, baritone and violin
Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady sing-along
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
   
   
CONCERT CALENDAR 2011-2012
September 30, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Musica Viva Time Cycles
David Rakowski Thickly Settled , world premiere
Mark Berger String Trio
David Froom Circling, first Boston pierformance
Lukas Foss Time Cycles
   Meredith Hansen, soprano

 
 
OCTOBER 14 & 15, 2011, 8 p.m., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA Centennials, Celebrating Orchard House, 1911 - 2011
Charles Ives Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting) (1904)
W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in Eb, K. 449
   David Deveau, soloist
Igor Stravinsky Petrouchka (1910-11)
   
   
October 29, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center,  685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Michael Gandolfi Of Angels and Neuones, first Boston performance
Bela Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3
   Stephen Drury, soloist
Michael-Thomas Foumai The Light-Bringer, first Boston performance
   Winner of the Annual Call for Scores
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
   
November 18, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Crossings
Bernard Hoffer Cello Concerto, world premiere
   Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist
Donald Martino B.A.B.B.IT.T
   William Kirkley, clarinet
Ronald Perera Crossing the Meridian
   Frank Kelley,tenor
John Elmquist Junk Shot, first Boston performance
   Winner of the national Rapido Composition Contest
   
December 4, 2011, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA Family Concert
Gustav Holst St. Paul's Suite
MIchael Gandolfi Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland
   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival
   
December 11, 2011, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Family Concert
Bernard Hoffer Suite from Thundercats, world premiere
Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
   David Gullette, narrator
Concerto to be played by the winner of  the Young Artist Competition
   
January 27& 28, 2012, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio Overture
Benjamin Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
   Frank Kelley, tenor
   Richard Sebring, horn
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E minor
   
February 12, 2012, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA 19th Annual Family Concert
Michael Gandolfi The Piper's Tale
   Steve Aveson, narrator
   Marimba Magic, Sarah Tenney, Director
Patrick Greene The Tortoise and the Hare, world premiere
   Steve Aveson, narrator
   Marimba Magic, Sarah Tenney, Director
   
March 3, 2012, 8 P.M., Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts
March 4, 2012, 4 P.M., Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence, Rhode Island
NEW ENGLAND PHLHARMONIC 35th Anniversary Concert
Benjamin Britten War Requiem
    Sarah Pelletier, soprano
   Frank Kelley, tenor
   Sumner Thompson, baritone
   Chorus Pro Musica, Betsy Burleigh, Director
   Providence Singers, Betsy Burleigh, Director
   Boston Children's Chorus, Anthony Trecak-King, Director
   
March 23 & 24, 2012, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Franz Liszt Le preludes
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Concerto with the Winner of the Young Artists Competition
   
April 27, 2012, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Origins
Shirish Korde Ka, world prmiere
   Deepti Navaratna, Carnatic soprano
Jorge Villavicencio-Grossman Mecanismos, first Boston performance
Eitan Steinberg Two GrandfathersSing
Ezra Sims Landscapes
   
May 5, 2012, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Simmons College Concert
Donald Harris A Lyric Fanfare, first Boston performance
Jaques Offenbach Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman
Hector Berlioz The Death of Ophelia
   Simmons College Concert Choir, Danca A. Buckley, MusicDirector
Andy Vores An Other I
   Danielle Maddon, violin soloist
David Rakowski Winged Contraption
Maurice Ravel Daphnis & Chloe SuiteNo. 2
   
May 25 & 26, 8 P.M., May 27, 2012 , 3 P.M.,  51 Walden, Concord, Masssachusetts
CONCORD ORCHESTRA Concord Pops, Vive la France
Bernard Hoffer Fanfare for Dick
George Gershwin An American in Paris
David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody
   David Paschke, cello soloist
Emmanuel Chabrier Marche joyeuse
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte
Leo Delibes Prelude & Cortege de Bacchus from Sylvia
George Gershwin, arr. Billy VerPlanck Song Medley: Little Jazz Bird, Love Walked In, Sure Thing,
Looking for a Boy, Isn't It a Pity
   Marlene VerPlanck, vocalist
Jacques Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld Overture
George Gershwin, arr. Billy VerPlanck Song Medley:  Embraceable You, Nice Work if You Can Get It,
Ask Me Again, For You For Me For Everyone, The Man That Got Away,
I Got Rhythm
   Marlene VerPlanck, vocalist
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
   
CONCERT CALENDAR 2010-2011 
October 1, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Aural Hypotheses
Lei Lang Aural Hypothisis, world premiere
Chou Wen-chung Ode to the Eternal Pine, first Boston performance
Seymour Shifrin Satires of Circumstance
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Rapido Composition Contest finalists  

 
 
October 15 & 16, 2010, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA Celebrating Concord's 375th
Charles Ives/Henry Brant Hawthorne from The Concord Symphony
Peter Child Louisa's War
   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
   Concord Women's Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Director
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor
 
 
October 30, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Aenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Chris Sainsbury First Light, from Symphony of the Birds, first US performance
   Winner of the Call for Scores
Gunther Schuller Four Soundscapes (Hudson Valley Reminiscences)
Henri Dutilleux Correspondances, first Boston performance
   Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 (The Rhenish)
 
 
November 12, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Convergences
Bernard Hoffer Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano ("Cosmic"), world premiere
Chris Arrell Convergence, world premiere
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Passages
   Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Donald Harris Five Tempi
 
 
December 4, 2010, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA FamilyConcert
Gustav Holst Brook Green Suite
   Bedford High School Strings, Phil Maffa, Director
Gioacchini Rossini La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Paul Patterson Roald Dahl's Three Little Pigs, first US performance
   Steve Aveson, narrator

 
 
December 12, 2010, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Family Concert
Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel & Gretel Overture
Aaron Copland El Salon Mexico
Concerto to be played by Winner of the NEP Young Artist Competition
Richard Cornell Umai's Journey
   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
   PALS Children's Chorus, Alysoun Kegel, Director

 
 
January 28 & 29, 2011, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Bernard Hoffer Elegy for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, world premiere
   Siri Smedvig, violin
P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Concerto to be performed by the Winner of the Concord Orchestra YoungArtist Competition

 
 
February 6, 2011, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA 18th Annual Family Concert
Curtis Hughes The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats (Brothers Grimm fairy tale), world premiere
   PALS Chldren's Chorus, Alysoun Kegel, Director
   Steve Aveson, narrator
Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
   Steve Aveson, narrator

 
 
February 26, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
David Rakowski Current Conditions
William Kraft A Kennedy Portrait
   David Gullete, narrator
W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
   David Deveau, soloist
Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration
   
March 25 & 26, 2011, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 101 in D (The Clock)
Gunther Schuller Cello Concerto
   Jan Müller-Szeraws, soloist
Richard Strauss Don Juan

 
 
April 30, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Andy Vores g major
Donald Erb Concerto for Brass & Orchestra, first Boston performance
Earl Kim Violin Concerto
   Danielle Maddon, voloist
Gustav Mahler Adagio & Purgatorio from Symphony No. 10
   
May 6, 2011, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Mise-en-scenes
Laura Elise Schwendinger Mise-en-scene, world premiere
Andy Vores Air Baby
   Zorana Sadiq, soprano
Lee Hyla Polish Folk Songs
Arnold Schonberg,/Webern Chamber Symphony
   
May 20, 21 at 8 P.M., 23 at 3 P.M., 2011, 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA Concord Pops, Shall We Dance?
Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2
Malcolm Arnold/Steptoe Concertino for Clarinet and Strings
   Grant Anderson, clarinet
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1
Giuseppe Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth
Bernard Hoffer Oooh Brazil!. medley of Bossa Nova Songs, world premiere
   Marlene VerPlanck, vocalist
Leroy Anderson Blue Tango
Henry Mancini/Custer The Pink Panther
Cole Porter/Billy VerPlanck In the Still of the Night
Jule Styne/Billy VerPlanck The Music That Makes Me Dance
Jerome Kern/Billy VerPlanck All the Things You Are
Irving Berlin/Billy VerPlanck Let's Face the Music and Dance
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
   
   
CONCERT CALENDAR 2009-2010
September 25, 2009, 8 p.m.,Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA All-American Grooves
Michael Gandolfi Grooved Surfaces
John Harbison The Seven Ages, first Boston performance
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Richard Cornell new work
Elliott Carter Triple Duo

 
October 16 & 17, 2009,  51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Johannes Brahms Ave Maria
   Concord Women's Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Director
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor
   Zenan Yu, soloist
Gustave Holst The Planets
   Concord Women's Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Director
 
 
October 31, 2009, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
Michael Gandolfi Impressions of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Manuel de Falla Nights in the Gardes of Spain
   Stephen Drury, piano soloist
Kathryn Salfelder Dessin No. 1
   Call for Scores Winner
Claude Debussy Iberia
 
 
November 20, 2009, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Elixirs
Joseph Schwantner Elixir
David Rakowski Mikronomicon, world premere
   Geoffrey Burleson, piano soloist
Chris Arrell Narcissus/echo, first Boston performance
Charles Ives/arr. Pittman 5 Street Songs
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano

 
 
November 23, 2009, 7:30 P.M.  Westwood High School, Westwood, MA
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Family Concert
William Kraft A Simple Introduction to the Orchestra
Nathaniel Stookey/Lemony Snicket The Composer is Dead,
   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator

 

 
December 6, 2009, 1:30 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA Family Concert
W.A. Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik
   Concord Middle School Orchestra, Anna Anderson, Director
Nathaniel Stookey/Lemony Snicke The Composer is Dead
   Lisa Hughes (WBZ Channel 4 News Anchor), narrator
Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival

 
 
Sunday, December 13, 2009, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Family Concert
William Kraft A Simple Introduction to the Orchestra, first Boston performance
Nathaniel Stookey/Lemony Snicket The Composer is Dead, first Boston performance
   Joyce Kulhawk, narrator
 
 
January 29 & 39, 2010, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA 
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Richard Wagner Forest Murmurs from Siegfried
Hector Berlioz Les nuits d'etē
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
 
 
February 27, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn
William Schuman Concerto for Violn and Orchestra
   Danielle Maddon, soloist
Ronald Perera Earthsongs
   Simmons College Chorale, Danica Buckley,Director
 Handel & Haydn Society Young Women's Chorus, Lisa Graham, Director
Bernard Hoffer Symphony (Pousette-Dart), world premiere
 
 
March 5, 2010, 8 P.M.,  Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Ocean Crossings
Chou Wen-chung Twilight Colors
Nicholas Maw Ghost Dances
Donald Crockett The Cinnamon Peeler
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Rand Steiger Elliott's Instruments, world premiere

 
 
March 19 & 20, 2010, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD ORCHESTRA  
Michael Gandolfi Greatest Hits
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 9 (Great C Major)
Concerto to be played by the Winner of the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition

 
 
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA AT KINGS PLACE, 90 York Way, London, England
March 25, 2010, 7:30 P.M.  
John Huggler Capriccio sregolato, first UK performance
Joseph Schwantner Elixir, first UK performance
Donald Crockett The Cinnamon Peeler, first UK performance
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
John Cage Credo in US
Chou Wen-chung Twilight Colors, first UK performance
   
March 26, 2010, 7:30 P.M.  
Michael Gandolfi Grooved Surfaces, first UK performance
John Harbison The Seven Ages, first UK performance
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Rand Steiger Elliott's Instruments, first UK performance
Elliott Carter Triple Duo
   
March 27, 2010, 7:30 P.M.  
Steven Stucky Boston Fancies, first UK performance
Charles Ives/arr. Pittman 5 Street Songs
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
David Rakowski Mikronomicon, first UK performance
   Geoffrey Burleson, piano soloist
Gunther Schuller 4 Vignettes, first UK performance

 
 
April 15, 16, 17, 2010, 8 P.M., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA  
Shirish Korde Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen (fully staged chamber opera), world premiere
 
 
April 23 & 24, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA  
Shirish Korde Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen (fully staged chamber opera)
 
 
May 1, 2010, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC  
John Harbison Symphony No. 2
Concerto to played by the Winner of the NEP Young Artists Competition
Dalit Warshaw Camille's Dance
Igor Stravinsky Le chant du Rossignol

 

 
May 14, 15 at 8 P.M., May 16, 2010 at 2 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, MA
CONCORD POPS Summertime
Mikhail Glinka Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla
Arthur Foote NIght Piece
   Susan Jackson, flute soloist
Johann Strauss Donner und Blitz Polka
Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, Scherzo, Wedding March
W.A.Mozart Batti. batti, o bel Masetto
George Gershwin Summertime
   Karyl Ryczek, soprano
Jacob Gade Jalousie
Johann Strauss Voices of Spring Waltzes
Harold Arlen Over the Rainbow
Richard Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Duke/Sayre April in Paris
John Philip Sousa Stars & Stripes Forever
 

 
June 18, 2010, 8 P.M., Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Massachusetts
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA  
Michael Gandolfi Grooved Surfaces
John Cage Credo in US
Charles Ives/arranged Pittman Five Street Songs
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Gunther Schuller Four Vignettes
Steven Stucky Boston Fancies
 

 
CONCERT CALENDAR 2008-2009
September 18, 2008, Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - BMV@40
Chou Wen-chung Twilight Colors
Gunther Schuller Four Vignettes
Ronald Perera Three Poems of Guenter Grass
   Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano
Richard & Deborah Cornell Tracer
Julie Rohwein Borne on the Wind (world premiere, commissioned by the American Composers Forum New England


 
 
October 3, 2008, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Musica Viva - Living Statues (Three mini-operas based on Boston statues)
Theo Loevendie William Lloyd Garrison (world premiere)
Andy Vores Leif Eriksson (world premiere)
Brian Robison Mary Dyer (world premiere)
   Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
   David Kravitz, baritone
   Nicholas Deutsch, stage director
Steven Stucky Boston Fancies
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Chamber Symphony
Aaron Copland Sextet


 
 
October 17 & 18, 2008, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Orchestra - Prague, Moscow and Paris
W.A. Mozart Symphony No.38 in D  (Prague)
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
     David Deveau, soloist
Claude Debussy Nocturnes
     Concord Orchestra Women's Chorus
   Jane Ring Frank, Director


 
 
November 1, 2008, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

New England Phlharmonic
Irving Fine Serious Song: A Lament for String Orchestra
Nicholas Maw The World in the Evening  (first Boston performance)
Paul Hindemith Konzertmusik, Op. 49
   Randall Hodgkinson, piano soloist
Sergei Prokofiev Selections from Romeo & Juliet Suites 1 & 2


 
 
November 14, 2008, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Musica Viva - Credo in US: An American Kaleidoscope
Peter Child Rilke Songs (world premiere)
     Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
John Huggler Capriccio sregolato
John Cage Credo in US
Donald Harris Ludus II
Ezra Sims Four Landscapes (world premiere)


 
 
December 7, 2008, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Orchestra - Family Concert: Little Red Riding Hood Conquers the Big Bad Wolf
Andy Vores Big Bad Wolf
Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso
     Concord Schools Strings, Scott Knopf, Director
Paul Patterson Little Red Riding Hood
     Concord Players


 
 
December 14, 2008, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

New England Philharmonic - Family Concert
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
George Kleinsinger Tubby the Tuba
   Steve Aveson, narrator
Concerto to be performed bythe winner of the NEP Young Artist Competition


 
 
January30 & 31, 2009, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord,  Massachusetts

Concord Orchestra - Carter's 100th
Elliott Carter Suite from Pocohantas
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
Concerto to be performed by the winner of the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition


 
 
February 8, 2009, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Musica Viva - 17th Annual Family Concert
Andy Vores Vanishing Cream
     Marimba Magic, Sarah Tenney, Director
Derek Jacoby The Emperor's New Clothes (world premiere)
     Marimba Magic, Sarah Tenney, Director
Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
     Steve Aveson, narrator


 
 
February 21, 2009, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

New England Philharmonic
Jorge Grossman Pasiphae
   Call for Scores Winner
Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Gunther Schuller Cello Concerto (first Boston performance)
   Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist
Steven Stucky Second Concerto for Orchestra (first Boston performance)


 
 
March 27 & 28, 2009, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 7 in C# minor
Johannes Brahms Double Concerto
   Bayla Keyes, violin
   Jan Mueller-Szeraws, cello


 
 
April 25, 2009, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

New England Philharmonic
Elliott Carter Remembrance
Peter Child Louisa's Letters  (world premiere)
   Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
   Simmons College Chorale, Danica Buckley, Director
Henri Dutilleux L'arbre des songes (Violin Concerto)  (first Boston performance)
   Danielle Maddon, soloist
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G


 
 
May 1, 2009, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Musica Viva - Lunar Eclipse
Joseph Schwantner In Aeternum (Consortium IV)
Michael Gandolfi new work (world premiere)
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
   Lucy Shelton, Sprechstimme


 
 
May 15, 16 & 17, 2009, 8 P.M., 8 P.M., & 3 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Orchestra Pops - Made in U.S.A.
Leonard Bernstein Candide Overture
Robert McBride Variety Day: Concerto for Violin
   Siri Smedvig, soloist
Raymond Scott The Toy Trumpet
Morton Gould Symphonette No. 2
Gershwin/arr. Bernard Hoffer Four, By George
   Steve Marvin, vocalist
Leroy Anderson The Typewriter
Custer Salute to the Big Bands
Davis/Schaefer I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
George Gershwin S'Wonderful
Vincent Youmans Tea for Two
   Steve Marvin, vocalist
John Philip Sousa The Starts and Stripes Forever



 
 
CONCERT CALENDAR 2007-2009
October 5, 2007, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Musica Viva - Made in Germany II
Gunther Schuller Four Vignettes (world premiere )

Paul Hindemith

Die junge Magd
     Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Joerg Widmann umduestert  (U.S. premiere)    

Detlev Glanert

Geheimer Raum
   

October 19 & 20, 2007, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Orchestra   Norway, Leningrad and Vienna

Richard Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture
Dimitri Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1

 

   Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist    
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2
 

October 27, 2007, 8:00 P.M.,  Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

New England Philharmonic

John Harbison Symphony No. 1
Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
      David Karvitz, baritone soloist
Carl Christian Bettendorf Cryptic Circle
Call for Scores co-winner
Jean Sibelius Tapiola

 
November 9, 2007, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva   Honoring Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter Triple Duo
  Tempo e tempi
      Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
Joerg Wyttenbach On Cheating the Fiddler
Frederic Rzewski 96 for Elliott Carter
Betsy Jolas Calling E.C.
Gyoergy Kurtag Hommage a Elliott Carter
Harrison Birtwistle Three Niedecker Verses
Franco Donatoni Elly
Rand Steiger Elliott's Instruments  (world premiere)


December 2, 2007, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Alice & Pinocchio in Wonder- & Fun-land
Rossini-Respighi La Boutique Fantasque Overture
Irving Fine Three Choruses from Alice and Wonderland
     Concord Academy Chorus, Keith Daniel, Director
Michael Gandolfi Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland
      Steve Aveson, narrator


December 9, 2007, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic - Family Concert: Musical Stories
Christopher Rouse The Infernal Machine
Aaron Copland Old American Songs, First Set
      PALS Children's Chorus, Alysoun Kegel, Director
Francis Poulenc The Story of Babar   
 

     Steve Aveson, narrator

P.I. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D, 1st Movement
      Daisy Joo, Winner of the NEP Young Artists  
    Competition
   
   
   
   
   

 

January 25& 26, 2008, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Card Game on the Rhine
Igor Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)
Sergei Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 1

      Robert Anemone, Winner of the Concord
    Young Artist Competition


February 10, 2008, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - 16th Annual Family Concert
Bernard Hoffer Ma Goose
  The Three Little Pigs  (world premiere)
      Northeast Youth Ballet
      Denise Cecere, Director
      Steve Aveson, narrator


February 23, 2008 , 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, Boston University
New England Philharmonic 
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 38  (Prague)
George Tsontakis Violin Concerto No. 2    first Boston performance
         Danielle Maddon, soloist
Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group II
        Simmons College Chorale
      Danica Buckley, Director     

      Wellesley Chollege Chorus

      Lisa Graham, Director

    

Irving Fine Symphony 1962


March 14 & 15, 2008, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Sounds of Concord (Thoreau and other heroics)
Hector Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture
Bernard Hoffer Piano Concerto
      Randall Hodgkinson, soloist
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)


April 26, 2008, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic - World Tour
Carlos Rafael Rivera Popol-Vuh: 4 Mayan Dance Scenes
       Call for Scores co-winner  
 Aaron Copland Piano Concerto    
       Randall Hodgkinson, soloist
 Bela Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin     

May 2, 2008, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Hands Across the Seas
Shirish Korde Songs of Ecstasy   (world premiere)
      Zorana Sadiq, soprano
      Wendy Jehlen, Indian classical dancer
Chen Yi Qi
William Kraft Percussion Concerto  
      Dean Anderson, soloist
Osvaldo Golijov There is wind and there are ashes in the wind


May 10, 2008, 7 P.M., Strauss Performing Arts Center,
University of Nebraska Omaha
Omaha Symphony
Gioacchino Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri Overture
Silvestre Revueltas Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Charles Ives Three Places in New England
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4  (Italian)


May 11, 2009, 2 P.M., Strauss Performing Arts Center,
University of Nebraska Omaha
Omaha Symphony - Discovery Series
Silvestre Revueltas Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Charles Ives Three Places in New England
 

May 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2008, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Pops - A Little Traveling Music
The Concord Orchestra
Arthur Sullivan Mikado Overture
Jean Sibelius Finlandia
Carl Maria von Weber Andante e Rondo Ungarese
      Bill Moran, bassoon soloist
Leroy Anderson Horse and Buggy
Edward Elgar Crown of India Suite
Berlin/Gershwin  arr. Hoffer Dance Medley
      Karyl Ryzcek, soprano
George Gershwin Porgy & Bess Selections
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
Albert Ketelby In a Persian Market
Williams/Whitney Empire Strikes Back Medley
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR 2006-2007

September 29 , 2006, 8 p.m., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Spatial
Willem Dragstra Stromenti spezzati  (world premiere )

Brian Robison

North American Field Guide to Car Alarms  (world premiere)
Henry Brant Pathways to Security
        David Kravitz, baritone

Thomas Ades

Catch
   

October 15, 2006, 3:00 P.M.,  Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

New England Philharmonic

Peter Child Punkie Night  (world premiere)
Stephen Gorbos

Diaphony  (world premiere)

Call for Scores Winner

Colin McPhee

Concerto for Piano and Wind Octet    
         Steven Drury, soloist
Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique    
 
October 20 & 21, 2006, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Orchestra

                      
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 7

 
November 17, 2006, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Made in Germany
Kurt Weill Frauentanz
        Eliabeth Keusch, soprano
Wolfgang Rihm In Frage  (first US performance)
York Hoeller Ex tempore  (first US performance)
Peter Child, Martin Brody, Shirish Korde, Joseph Schwantner 4 Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke  (world premiere)
         Elizabeth Keusch, soprano


December 3, 2006, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Introducing the Orchestra
Antonin Dvorak Karneval Overture
P.I Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite No. 1
Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinu         Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival
         First Parish in Concord Adult and Children's Choirs

       Elizabeth Norton, Director



December 10, 2006, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic - Family Concert
Richard Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries
George Antheil Tom Sawyer Overture
Richard Cornell Umai's Journey
       Steve Aveson, narrator
 

     Young Classical Singers, Marie Stultz, Director

Concerto to be announced

      Performed by Winner of the NEP Young Artists

      Competition



January 26& 27, 2007, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Mediterranean Journeys
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 63  (La Roxelane)
Edward Elgar In the South
Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy
        Steven Ansell, viola soloist


February 4, 2007, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - 15th Annual Family Concert
Michael Gandolfi Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland
        Steve Aveson, narrator
Bruce Adolphe The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses  (world premiere)
        PALS Chorus, Jody Simpson, Director
        Steve Aveson, narrator


February 24, 2007 , 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, Boston University
New England Philharmonic - In Praise of Women
Steven Stucky Son et lumiere  first Boston performance
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Concerto for Violin and Orchestra   first Boston performance
         Danielle Maddon, soloist
Claude Debussy La damoiselle elue
        Simmons College Chorale, Sharon Brown, Director     

      Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus, Miguel Felipe, Director

      soloists to be announced

Richard Strauss

Rosenkavalier Suite



March 23& 24, 2007, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - The Orchestra at an Exhibition
Steven Stucky Pinturas de Tamayo
Mussorgsky/Ravel

Pictures At an Exhibition

Concerto to be announced

performed by the winner of the Concord Orchestra

Young Artists Competition



April 21, 2007, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic
Alban Berg Wozzeck  (concert performance)
         David Kravitz, Wozzeck
         Sarah Pelletier, Marie
         Charles Blandy,Captain, Andres, Fool
         Paul Guttry, 1st Apprentice
         Krista River, Margret
         Mark McSweeney, 2nd Apprentice
         TBA, Drum Major
      

       Handel & Haydn Society Young Women's Chorus and

       Wellesley College Chamber Singers

       Lisa Graham, Director

       

       Worcester Polytechnic Glee Club

       John Delorey, Director


May 4 , 2007, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Roots
Mario Davidovsky Sefarad
  Sanford Sylvan, baritone soloist
Lee Hyla Polish Folk Songs  (world premiere)
Olly Wilson A City Called Heaven
Chou Wen-chung Twilight Skies  (world premiere)  

 

May 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2007, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Pops - Gotta Dance
The Concord Orchestra
Maurice Ravel

Alborado del Gracioso

Manuel de Falla Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat
P.I. Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso
       David Paschke, cello soloist
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Jacques Offenbach Doll Song from The Tales of Hoffman
Johann Strauss Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus
        Alice Tillotson, soprano
Anatol Liadov Baba Yaga
Leroy Anderson Blue Tango
Irving Berlin, George Gershwin (arr. Pittman)

Cheek to Cheek, It Only Happens When I Dance With You,

Fascinatin' Rhythm

sing-along led by Alice Tillotson

John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever

 


CONCERT CALENDAR 2005-2006

October 7, 2005, 8 p.m., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Cybersonic Adventures
Kaija Saariaho Aer

Richard & Deborah

Cornell

Tracer
Ronald Perera Three Poems of Guenter Grass
        Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano

Barbara White &

Allicon Crocetta, artist

Lift (world premiere)
Peter Child Ensemblance

October 15, 2005, 7:30 P.M.,  Amos Clark Kingsbury High School, 24 Pound St., Medfield, MA

New England Philharmonic - Halloween

Hector Berlioz Les francs juges Overture
Andrew Norman Sacred Geometry - first Boston performance
Antonin Dvorak The Noon Witch    
Joseph Schwantner Magabunda (Witch Nomad)
        Sarah Pelletier , soprano
 
October 21 & 22, 2005, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Orchestra

                       
Robert Kurka Music for Orchestra
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1 in Bb (Spring)
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb (Emperor)
     Russell Sherman, soloist

 

October 23, 2005, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 

New England Philharmonic - Halloween

Hector Berlioz Les francs juges Overture
Andrew Norman Sacred Geometry - first Boston performance
Antonin Dvorak The Noon Witch    
Joseph Schwantner Magabunda (Witch Nomad)
        Sarah Pelletier , soprano


November 4, 2005, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - The Boston (Musica Viva) Celtics
Andy Vores Forgot (world premiere)
        Valdine Anderson, soprano
Frank Corcoran Mad Sweeney (first US performance)
        Frank Corcoran, narrator
Thea Musgrave Orfeo
Judith Weir Distance & Enchantment


December 4, 2005, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Family Concert, Babar and Friends
Francis Poulenc Babar the Elephant
        Joyce Kulhawik, CBS 4, narrator
Igor Stravinsky Circus Polka
Bohuslav Martinu

Suite from Spalicek

Dances: with the Hare, of the Lion, of the Sparrow Hawk, of the Little Moouse,

of Puss 'n Boots, of the Bumblebee  

Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival
  Children’s choirs from:

     First Parish in Concord

     Trinitarian Congregational Church

     Trinity Episcopal Church

     Holy Family Parish



December 11, 2005, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic - Family Concert
W.A. Mozart The Magic Flute Overture
Donald Erb Music for a Festive Occasion
Michael Gandolfi Pinnochio's Adventures in Funland
       Steve Aveson, narrator
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto No. 3 in C

 

     Jung-Eun Yoon, winner of the NEP Young Artists

     Competition



January 27 & 28, 2006, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Mozart's 250th
Felix Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor
Jean Sibelius En Saga
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto No. 3 in C

 

    Jung-Eun Yoon, winner of the Concord Orchestra

    Young Artist Competition



February 5, 2005, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - 14th Annual Family Concert
Bernard Hoffer Ma Goose  world premiere of full length ballet
        Northeast Youth Ballet, Denise Cecere, Artistic Director/Choreographer
        Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, narrator


March 4, 2006, 8 P.M., Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T, Cambridge
New England Philharmonic
Peter Child The Sifting: Three Songs of Longfellow  world premiere
  Simmons College Chorale, Sharon Brown, Director     

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus, Miguel Felipe, Director

Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra
Gunther Schuller Violin Concerto No. 2  first Boston performance
       Danielle Maddon, soloist
Charles Ives

Three Places in New England



March 24 & 25, 2006, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra
William Kraft Vintage Renaissance
Maurice Ravel

Concerto for the Left Hand

         Steve Drury, pianist
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in Eb (Romantic)

April 22 , 2006, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Honoring Varese and the International Composers' Guild
Edgard Varese Octandre
  Density 21.5
Carl Ruggles Vox clamans in deserto
Ottorino Respighi Deita silvane   first Boston performance
        Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
Carlos Salzedo Preambule et jeux   first Boston performance
       Anna Reinersman, harp
Alfredo Casella Pupazetti   first Boston performance
Chou Wen-chung a new sextet   world premiere
Erik Satie Les danses du Piege de Meduse   first Boston performance


April 29, 2006, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic - Honoring Edgard Varese
Edgard Varese Tuning Up   first Boston performance
Claude Debussy Jeux
Chou Wen-chung Cello Concerto
        Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist
Edgard Varese Deserts
Colin McPhee Tabuh-Tabuhan

 

May 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2006, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Pops - Around the World in 80 Minutes
The Concord Orchestra
Giacomo Puccini

Introduction, Act III, Madame Butterfly

Bernard Hoffer St. Lucia Morning   world premiere of orchestra version
Albert Ketelbey Bank Holiday ('appy 'ampstead)
Ottorino Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Georges Bizet Habanera from Carmen
Gioacchino Rossini Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville
        Krista River, mezzo- soprano
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Johann Strauss Egyptian March
Leonard Bernstein West Side Overture
Rodgers & Hammerstein Selections from South Pacific
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
 

 


CONCERT CALENDAR 2004-2005

October 3, 2004, 3 p.m., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Peaceable Kindgdoms
Eitan Steinberg The Sultan is Pregnant - first US performance
        Etty Ben Zaken, voice
Mario Davidovsky Sefarad - world premiere
        David Evitts, baritone
Brian Robison Bonfire of Civil Liberties - world premiere
        Steve Aveson, narrator


October 22 & 23, 2004, 8 p.m., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra  
Chou Wen-chung And the Fallen Petals
Antonin Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
        Peter Zazofsky, soloist
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F (Pastoral)


October 30, 2004, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
October 31, 2004, 3 P.M., North Andover High School, Massachusetts
New England Philharmonic
Richard Wagner Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin
Nicholas Maw Concert Suite from Sophie’s Choice - first Boston performance
        Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
Alban Berg 5 Orchestral Songs on Picture Postcard Texts by Peter Altenberg, Op. 4
        Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor


November 19, 2004, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - The French Connection
Pierre Boulez Derive I
        Petite derives (en echo) - first Boston performance
Pascal Dusapin Comoedia (10) (3 texts from the Divine Comedy) - first U.S. performance
        Janna Baty, soprano
Jean-Claude Risset Dialogues - first U.S. performance
Marc-André Dalbavie Palimpestre - first U.S. performance
Donald Harris Five Tempi (Ludus III) - world premiere
Elliott Carter Statement
        Bayla Keyes, solo violin


December 5, 2004, 2 & 4 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra - Family Concert
George Antheil Tom Sawyer Overture
William Schuman Circus Overture
Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
        Jack Williams, CBS 4 news anchor, narrator
Pamela Marshall (arranger) Traditional Christmas Carols - world premiere
      

Children’s choirs from:

     First Parish in Concord

     Trinitarian Congregational Church

     Trinity Episcopal Church

     Holy Family Parish



December 12, 2004, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic
William Grant Still Mejorana y sovacon from Danzas de Panama
William Kraft Concerto for 4 Percussionists and Orchestra, 2nd mvt
Bernard Hoffer Fanfare, Adagio and Dance for Brass. Harp, Timpani and Percussion
  A Concord Rag
Benjamin Britten A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
        Steve Aveson, narrator
Maurice Ravel Concerto in G, first movement
        Larry Weng, piano, NEP Young Artists Competition  

      Winner



January 28 & 29, 2005, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra
W. A. Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Witold Lutoslawski Symphonic Variations
Franz Liszt A Faust Symphony
        Ray Bauwens, tenor soloist
        Worcester Polytechnic Glee Club,
              John Delorey, Director


February 6, 2005, 3 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - Annual Family Concert
Michael Gandolfi Pied Piper of Hamelin - world premiere
        Marimba Magic, Sara Tenney, Director
        Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, narrator
Francis Poulenc Babar The Elephant


February 26, 2005, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D (Haffner)
Andy Vores An Other I (violin concerto) world premiere
        Danielle Maddon, soloist
Irving Fine Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland
Elliott Carter The Harmony of Morning
  Simmons College Chorale, Sharon Brown, Director     

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus, John Delorey, Director

Franz Liszt Les preludes


April 1 & 2, 2005, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts
The Concord Orchestra
Heitor Villa-Lobos Uirapuru (The Magic Bird)
Henri Wieniawski

Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in D minor

       Hillary Ditmars, Winner of the Concord Orchestra

       Young Artist Competition

Franz Schubert Rosamunde Overture
Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration


April 30, 2005, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
New England Philharmonic
Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Leon Kirchner Orchestra Piece
Bohuslav Martinu Concerto for Piano Trio and String Orchestra - first Boston performance
        Triple Helix, soloists
Thomas Osborne The Burning Music  Call for Scores Winner
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D


May 6, 2005, 8 P.M., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston Musica Viva - From Eastern Europe with Love
Gyorgy Ligeti Horn Trio
Lee Hyla Six Polish Folk Songs - world premiere
Gyorgy Kurtag Scenes from a Novel, 15 Songs to Poems by Rimma Dalos - first Boston performance

May 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2005, 8 P.M., 51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Pops - "Spanish spoken here"
The Concord Orchestra
Emmanuel Chabrier

Espana

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
Morton Gould Tropical
Jules Massenet Le Cid Ballet Suite
Mauel de Falla/Halffter Seven Popular Spanish Songs
        Alice Tillottson, soprano
George Gershwin A Cuban Overture
Leonard Bernstein/Mason West Side Story Selections
John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
        Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
Steven Stucky Ad Parnassum
    

June 14, 2005, 7 P.M., Mohr & McPherson, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Viva the "Duke"
Boston Musica Viva
Duke Ellington

East St. Louis Toodle-Oo

  Demi-Tasse
  Rockin' in Rhthm
  On a Turquoise Cloud
  Choo Choo
  A Lull at Dawn
  Fugue-a-Ditty, Jam-a-Ditty
Earl Hines Grand Terrace Shuffle
Duke Ellington Self-Portrait (of the Bean)
  Creole Love Call
  Tiger Rag



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