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Les musiciens du Roi SoleilMusic of Clerambault, Hotteterre, Rameau, Marais and Lambert ZachSpecial Guest Zachary Wilder, tenor
Symphony Nova performs three delightful gems by Nino Rota, Jean Françaix and Gustav Helsted, featuring a colorful ensemble of ten musicians led by Music Director Lawrence Isaacson. Nova’s opening concert of the season showcases the new class of talented Nova Fellows, who are hand-selected graduates from top music schools in Boston and beyond. Nino Rota was made famous by his score for The Godfather I & II, claiming an Academy Award for the second of the two, and he also wrote stunningly for the concert hall. Françaix’s Dixtour, written in 1986, features several light, witty movements written in the neoclassical style.
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Free and open to the public
Bradfield College is a well-known English Public School situated about 40 miles west of London. It was founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, the Rector of Bradfield, in order to supply choir boys to the parish church which is within the grounds. Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the college has had its own Chapel and Chapel Choir.
Schola Cantorum (the choir) sings in Chapel during the week. The Choir has toured abroad regularly since 1983 and recently completed highly successful tours to Venice, Prague, Vienna, Poland, Slovenia, Tuscany and Toronto. It has broadcast for Capital Radio, recorded CDs and was featured on ITV’s Carols from Bucklebury in 2011.
It's been a whole year of checking under your bed and sleeping with the light on since Horrific Harry Huff's last hair raising performance of Scared for Good. In a night sure to rattle your bones, this creepy crawly concert on Copley will feature everyone's favorite ghoulish tunes, played on the delightfully devilish E.M. Skinner organ. Set amidst the candlelit Gothic splendor of Old South Church in Boston, The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, The Exorcist, Harry Potter, The Ride of the Valkyries, and many more will all be brought (back) to life by the supernatural powers of Minister of Music Harry Huff.
Costumes are absolutely encouraged. Admission is free. A voluntary offering will support the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry which provides nourishing food at no cost to members of the Allston-Brighton community.
Featuring LHS Concert Choir, LHS Women's Chorus and LHS Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Jason Iannuzzi, Director of Choruses.
This concert will feature three Ave Maria settings: the brilliant 15th setting of Josquin des Prez, the epic 19th century setting by Anton Bruckner and a contemporary setting by Canadian composer, David MacIntyre; French chansons of Debussy, Ravel and Hindemith; music of Finland and Australia; and other sacred and secular music spanning six centuries.
This concert is free and open to the public.
Lexington High School has enjoyed a rich history of excellence in choral music from as far back as the 1930s. Today the program consists of four curricular choirs, seven student-run collegiate style a cappella groups, and about 215 singers. Students in the choral program perform a wide range of challenging choral music representative of many styles, languages and time periods, including at least one major work each year. A typical season of repertoire includes selections from the great Western art canon, folk and multicultural music, vocal jazz, pop and musical theater. Recent works include Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Francis Poulenc's Gloria, and the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by a Lexington High School student orchestra. Emphasis in rehearsal is placed on the importance of individual contribution, and students take pride in preparing music outside of rehearsal time.
In this retrospective concert, Renaissance Men goes back in time to 1965 and illuminates the parallels from then and now, the progress we have made, and perils we still face. The first set will consist of traditional choral music for men's voices written in 1965, including rarely-heard drinking songs by Franz Biebl, Lennox Berkeley's chilling Three Songs for Four Men's Voices, and a collection of rollicking Estonian folk-songs by Veljo Tormis. The final set will bring RenMen's signature in-house band back together for arrangements of pop hits from that year, from American folk-rock to the British Invasion.
Joined by Tony Williams Dance Center
DAG WIREN: Quartet op. 31
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: La Calle 92
STRAUSS/HASENOHRL: Till Eulenspiegel
BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B MinorThe Symphony Nova Fellows perform chamber music with dance by Strauss, Brahms and Piazzolla in collaboration with the critically-accliamed, Jamaica Plain-based Tony Williams Dance Center. Tony Williams, Founder of the Dance Center and Urban Nutcracker, established this company to train talented dancers from diverse backgrounds to pursue a full-time professional dance career. Featuring Hasenöhrl’s poignant arrangement of Strauss’s exciting tone poem Till Eulenspiegel, and Brahms’s nostalgic, heartfelt Clarinet Quintet.
Tickets $25 for General Admission and $10 for students
Music from the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Vocal Jazz, Chamber Jazz, and Handbells. Tickets $25-40.