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Sun, Jan 08


Sanders Theatre

Volcanic! Non-subscription concert

Pro Arte returns to Sanders Theatre in Cambridge for a special concert of earth-moving music. Conductor Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor conducts Carreño and Beethoven, and Boston Symphony violin Lucia Lin gives a special encore performance of Jofre's new concerto Mauna Loa.

Volcanic! Non-subscription concert
Volcanic! Non-subscription concert

Time & Location

Jan 08, 2023, 3:00 PM

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

About the event

CONCERT 2: Volcanic!

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Gisèle Ben-Dor, conductor

Lucia Lin, violin


CARREÑO Un Bal en Rêve

BEETHOVEN Octet for Winds

JOFRE Mauna Loa for violin and strings

CARREÑO Serenade for Strings

CARREÑO Mi Teresita

Conductor Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to lead Pro Arte in a sweeping program featuring American violinist Lucia Lin—a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a professor at Boston University.  Ludwig van Beethoven’s Octet is a playful suite in the tradition of wind band music popular in Austria at the time.  A century later, the Venezuelan-American composer Teresa Carreño wrote a Romantic take on the Classical suite during a stay in the Alps.  Her intoxicating Serenade for strings conveys all the charm of the Austrian lakeside village where it was written.  In the music of the contemporary composer J.P. Jofre, one hears the tango of his native Argentina alongside the jazz of New York City, where he now lives.  His violin concerto Mauna Loa, co-commissioned by Lucia Lin, is a vibrant work capturing the immense power of the world’s largest active volcano.

Digital Program

Read the reviews from Boston Musical Intelligencer and Boston Classical Review.

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