For Immediate Release – August 15, 2012
SINGLE TICKETS FOR PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF BOSTON 2012-2013 CONCERTS ARE ON SALE ONLINE AND BY PHONE
Program for 2012-2013 Announced
BOSTON, August 15, 2012 – The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston announced today that tickets for individual concerts in the 2012-2013 season, which begins September 9, are now on sale. Tickets are available at www.proarte.org, and at (617) 779-0900 for all of Pro Arte’s concerts.
Pro Arte’s season combines a commitment to new works as well as core classical repertoire and composers. The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra’s 35th season opens Sunday, September 9 at Sanders Theatre when Music Director Kevin Rhodes conducts an all-Beethoven program. Soloist Arturo Delmoni performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra, and Rhodes leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 4.
On Sunday, October 14 at Sanders Theatre, guest conductor Jonathan McPhee and the orchestra perform Ginastera’s Concertantes Variaciones with various solos by Pro Arte members; the chamber version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring; Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro; concluding with Márquez’ fiery Danzón No. 2.
The fall concert season concludes with a collaboration with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus on Saturday, December 8 at Sanders Theatre, when HRC conductor Edward Jones leads the chorus and the orchestra in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. Tickets for this performance can be purchased at the Harvard Box Office.
The spring season opens at First Church, Cambridge on Saturday, January 19, when Music Director Kevin Rhodes returns to conduct the orchestra in works by Mozart, Dvořák and Mendelssohn. On Saturday, March 2, Rhodes and the orchestra will present the winners of Pro Arte’s Fifth Annual Concerto Competition, continuing a tradition of showcasing the area’s promising young artists.
Pro Arte concludes its subscription series with a performance on Sunday, April 21 at All Saints Parish in Brookline, when pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs the Boston premier of Ellen Taafe-Zwilich’s Shadows with Kevin Rhodes leading the orchestra. This performance, postponed from last season, presents one of the latest works by Zwilich, the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, and was commissioned by Biegel and an international consortium of orchestras, including Pro Arte. Rhodes will later conduct the orchestra in Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. A season-ending gala is planned after the concert.
A second collaboration will be held on Saturday, May 18, when The Concord Chorus’ new Music Director, Kevin Leong, will lead the chorus and the orchestra in Haydn’s Salve Regina and Beethoven’s Mass in C. Tickets for this concert may be purchased by contact The Concord Chorus.
The orchestra also announced a series of monthly Salons, in which smaller groups of orchestra members will perform in intimate week-nights settings. Pro Arte intends that these salons will provide an opportunity to broaden its repertoire focusing on rarely heard music, including compositions by its own members. This new series opens on Monday, September 24 in the Library at Christ Church, Cambridge in Harvard Square. Other dates and venues will be announced, including a special Valentine’s Day romantic program.
Tickets are available for all Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra concerts in the 2012-2013 season by phone at (617) 779-0900, or online at www.proarte.org.
Founded in 1978 by Harvard Chaplain and visionary Larry Hill, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston is New England’s only professional cooperative orchestra. Its players are among the area’s finest free-lance musicians, and they perform regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Boston Ballet, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera. Pro Arte seeks to make classical music accessible to the entire community. Through its Access to the Best Music program, low income, at-risk, disabled, and elderly individuals receive free or discounted admission to Orchestra events and many of the best seats in the house. For more information, please contact the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 779-0900, or visit the website at www.proarte.org.