SALON SERIES 2015-16

Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosi in an intimate setting and join with them in lively roundtable discussions. Featuring eclectic settings like Gregorian Rugs in Newton Lower Falls, The Scandinavian Cultural Center’s Nordic Hall, and the beautiful Margaret Jewett Hall at the First Church in Cambridge.

 

NEWTON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: STRING QUARTETS 
SUNDAY, MAY 22

3PM –  The Scandanavian Cultural Center,  206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA

FEATURING

Kristina Nilsson, violin
Stacey Alden, violin
Anne Black, viola
Steven Laven, cello

WORKS

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 44, No. 3
       I Allegro vivace
      II Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace
      III Adagio non troppo
      IV Molto allegro con fuoco
Antonin Dvořák
      String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “American Quartet”
       II Lento
Steven Laven (b. 1963)
     “Barnraising” for String Quartet

 

PAST SALONS 2015-16

SPRING AWAKENING | THURSDAY, APRIL 7

7PM –  Gregorian Rugs,  2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls

Cello Quintet in C, D. 956,  Franz Schubert

QUINTET

Julia Cash, violin
Lisa Goddard, violin
Donna Jerome, viola
Leo Eguchi, cello
Jolene Kessler, cello

LOVE SONGS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

7:00PM –  Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls
 

REED TRIO

Nancy Dimock, oboe
Ron Haroutunian, bassoon
Jan Halloran, clarinet

WORKS
Cinq Pieces en Trio Jacques Ibert
Pastorals, Darius Milhaud
Rigaudon and Novelette, Cecile Chaminade
Entrata e Scherzetto,  Joseph-Guy Ropartz
Arias from Cosi fan Tutte,  W.A. Mozart
Concert Champetre, Henri Tomassi
 
 

IN SCANDINAVIA | THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

7:30PM –  The Scandanavian Cultural Center,  206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA 02465

FEATURING

Kristina Nilsson, violin
Colin Davis, violin
Anne Black, viola
Steven Laven, cello

WORKS
Dvorak
Mendelssohn
Laven

 

CORELLI, CAROLS & CLASSICS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015

7:00PM –  Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls (location information here)

WORKS
Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto) |  Arcangelo Corelli
Three Chorales from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 |  J.S. Bach
“Gloria in Excelsis Deo” from Gloria, RV 589 | Antonio Vivaldi
Traditional French Carols
English Carols
            “In the Bleak Midwinter”
            “What Child is This?”                                                                      
            “Lo, How a Rose”                                                          
            “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

FEATURING
Elizabeth Abbate and Barbara Englesberg, violins
Frances Pfeiffer-Rios, viola
Jan Pfeiffer-Rios, cello

A DUO OF TRIOS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

7:00PM –  First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge

 WORKS
Bernstein  | Piano Trio
Beethoven | “The Archduke” Piano Trio Op 97

FEATURING
Julia Cash, violin
Michael Curry, cello
John Kramer, piano

FIRST SALON | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

7:00PM –  Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls

WORKS
Tsintsadze
  | Georgian Miniatures
Hovhaness | Four Bagatelles
Haydn | String Quartet in C Major, “The Birds”  
Skalkottas | Five Greek Dances

FEATURING
Elizabeth Abbate and Barbara Englesberg , violins
Frances Pfeiffer-Rios, viola
Jan Pfeiffer-Rios, cello

ABOUT: Our “Salon Series” are chamber concerts with 3-6 musicians held in community settings. Chamber music is wonderful in its own right, but we hope that these concerts will help audiences get to know Pro Arte on a more intimate basis and encourage people to attend our full 35-member concerts in larger venues. The Salon Concerts are interactive, with easy-flowing educational and personal conversations between musicians and audience members.  Being able to recognize a musician from a chamber concert can help make the experience of attending the full-sized orchestra performance more personal and engaging.