2009-10 Concert Season

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Sunday, October 18, 2009 — 3 pm

Beatrice Affron, Guest Conductor

Pro Arte commemorates the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, and the inauguration of Barack Obama as the President of the United States.

Copland, Music for the Theatre
Stravinsky, Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Barber, Capricorn Concerto
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Gershwin, Lullaby for Strings

Wunderkinds of Music

Sunday, November 29, 2009 — 3 pm

Gunther Schuller, Principal Guest Conductor
2009 Concerto Competition Winners, Guest Soloists

Pro Arte continues to make a difference in the lives and careers of gifted young musicians by featuring the winners of its second annual concerto competition. Concertgoers are encourage to make a difference in the community by bringing contributions for local food banks, which Pro Arte will deliver to provide both comfort and nourishment to those in need.

Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 (1st movement)
Jonah Ellsworth, Cello
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 (1st movement)
Daniel Kim, Piano
Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni
Honegger, Symphony No. 2
Dvořák, Notturno Op. 40

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Weaving Harmonies

Saturday, February 20, 2010 — 5-7 pm
Chamber music at Gregorian Oriental Rugs

Beat the winter doldrums with beautiful music in a stunning and intimate setting. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

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Rhodes to Pro Arte

Friday, April 16, 2010 — 6-9 pm
Intimate Benefit Gala at Steinert Hall

Kevin Rhodes, Music Director

An evening of chamber music with Pro Arte’s powerhouse new Music Director, Kevin Rhodes, at the piano, plus scrumptious food, a live auction, and fun surprises!

Joint Performance with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus

Saturday, April 24, 2010 — 8 pm
Special nonsubscription concert

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Kevin Leong, HRC Conductor

Fauré, Requiem
Mendelssohn, Psalm 42

Celebrating the Arrival of Summer

Sunday, May 9, 2010 — 3 pm

Joel Smirnoff, Guest Conductor
Nina Moe, Soprano

Pro Arte rounds out this year of “making a difference” by joining forces with concertgoers participating in local “walks” in support of improved health care.

Barber, Knoxville Summer 0f 1915
Gershwin, Summertime
Kodaly, Summer Evening
Haydn, Sinfonia Concertante