Nicole Parks

Violinist


Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Beauty of the Night

Boston New Music Initiative a concert with special guests Semiosis Quartet featuring the music of:

Osvaldo Golijov – Night Prayers
Caroline Shaw – Valencia
Shelley Washington – Say
Ryan Chase – Stargazer
Nickitas Demos – Akathist
Eren Gümrükçüoğlu – Bozkır
David Heuser – Taxi of Midnight
Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer – Night Airs
Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer – Flickering Airs
Ash Stemke – Emergent
Cheng Jin Koh – Kuda Kepang

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Ogni Suono in Boston w/ Semiosis Quartet

Ogni Suono plays SaxoVoce: album release!
with opening act Semiosis Quartet

8pm (doors 7:45pm)
$10 at the door

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SaxoVoce, the duo's new release, features seven premiere recordings of works that explore the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. From haunting whispers to nonsensical shouts, each composer uniquely integrates the human voice into Ogni Suono's playing, and articulates varied aesthetic goals within this unique instrumental context. The composers featured on SaxoVoce are among the leading voices in new music today and have collaborated closely with Ogni Suono on this project. Tonight's concert features pieces by: Kate Soper, Christopher Dietz, Dave Reminick, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and Erin Rogers.

Formed by Cleveland-based saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. The duo has presented concerts in Europe, Southeast Asia, and throughout the United States. Emphasizing the importance of education, Noa and Phil regularly supplement performances with clinics, master classes, community outreach programs, and presentations.

ognisuono.com

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Semiosis is a local string quartet that cares about representing music from the entirety of their community. Their programming reflects works from composers of diverse ethnicities, stylistic approaches, social standing, identities, etc. Nicole Parks, Kyra Davies, Lauren Nelson, and Allison Drenkow formed Semiosis in 2014. The quartet has been described by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “astonishing,” and is quickly gaining a reputation as a dynamic ensemble dedicated to presenting the string quartet repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Caroline Shaw - Valencia
Missy Mazzoli - Death Valley Junction
Steven Snowden - Appalachian Polaroids

Featuring Guest Cellist - David Fenwick

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Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

La Reine de Saba

Inspired by Gérard de Nerval's book Le voyage en OrientLa reine de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) is a grand opera composed by Charles Gounod. Balkis, the queen of Saba, arrives in Jerusalem to meet her betrothed, King Soliman. However the beautiful and powerful queen's attentions are shifted to Soliman's master architect Adoniram, who falls in love with Balkis. A struggle between love and duty, filled with intrigue, jealousy, and betrayal, this powerful love story of the famed Queen of Sheba, presented in concert at Jordan Hall, will launch our 2018-2019 odyssey.

Sung in French with English supertitles

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

New Music Gathering

Semiosis Quartet is fortunate to be premiering Aaron Jay Myers’ new string quartet ‘I’ll Swallow Your Soul” at this year’s New Music Gathering in Boston, MA. We will also be performing Steven Snowden’s Appalachian Polaroids. We are sharing this concert with Eve Boltax, Castle of Our Skins, New Gallery Concert Series, and Dinosaur Annex. 

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Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

BMOP

Yu-Hui Chang Pixelandia (2015) *

Huang Ruo Unscrolled (2015)

Anthony Paul De Ritis The Legend of Cowherd and Weaver Girl (2018)*

Beibei Wang, percussion

Lei Liang A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams (2017)*

*World Premiere

Gil Rose, conductor

Pixelandia was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation.

A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams is commissioned by the Jebediah Foundation.

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Odyssey Opera

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Audiences will experience a version of Joan of Arc’s story unlike anything so far this season. In a time of war and uncertainty, Giovanna (Joan of Arc), our young and courageous heroine, struggles to balance love and her duty to king, country, family, God and herself. Featuring Haeran Hong as Giovanna, Marc Heller as Carlos VII King of France, and Daniel Sutin as her father Giacomo. With vivid and colorful orchestration, rousing choruses and daring vocal writing, this fully staged opera will be a performance you do not want to miss. Come and join us for the epic conclusion to our #TrialByFire season!

April 5th and April 7th at 7:30 pm!

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Neon Dreams: The Electro-Classical Dance Music of David Ibbitt

Hear the riveting music of widely heralded local composer, David Ibbett, in the newly fashioned beer halls of Dorchester Brewing Company, including the world premier of a violin and electronics piece. Each of his works create a unique world in which our imaginations can roam effortlessly as we listen, propelled along by David's evocative gestures.

David Ibbett is a British composer based in Boston, USA. He has found musical inspiration in many places – songs, symphonies, pop, classical and the electronic – and bringing these strands together is his ultimate aim. The son of a scientist, he co-directs the Music of Reality performance series.

Click here to enjoy a selection of pieces David has put together for the OG audience, including free downloads!

Featuring exceptional local musicians:
Stephen Marrotto (cello); Jessica Smith (flute); Nicole Parks (violin); Francesca McNeeley (cello); and Mary Joy Pratchett (sax)

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Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Arlington Philharmonic - A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTRY

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"A Celebration of African-American Artistry" is a concert dedicated to musicians of color everywhere, and aims to add diversity to the classical stage. The program features contemporary music by two living composers - Adolphus Hailstork and Boston's own William B. Banfield, and centers around the iconic Symphony No. 1, by Florence Price, the first symphony written by an African-American woman ever to be performed by a major symphony orchestra. Violist Ashleigh Gordon will be performing as soloist. Free admission.

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Odyssey Opera - Arther Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher

Arthur Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake) is a large-scale dramatic production and, undoubtedly, the French-born Swiss composer’s most famous work. It has recently enjoyed renewed international interest thanks to global productions featuring popular French actress Marion Cotillard. The drama takes place during the heroine’s last minutes on the stake, with flashbacks to her trial and younger days. Honegger entitled his work a "dramatic oratorio", adding speaking roles and actors. The work is a dramatic mix of Honegger’s eclectic score, and sung and spoken libretto by poet and playwright Paul Claudel. Odyssey Opera’s performance will feature the voices of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. 
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Gil Rose // Conductor
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Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake)
by Arthur Honegger
Performed in English
Featuring the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Children’s Voices sung by Premiere Choir of the Boston Children's Chorus 
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February 17, 2018
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
8:00 PM

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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

BMOP - Joan Tower Celebration

In collaboration with New England Conservatory, BMOP honors trailblazing American composer Joan Tower. The concert highlights her works for soloist and orchestra, including "Red Maple," with bassoonist Adrian Morejon, and "Rising" and "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra" with flutist Carol Wincenc. The program also includes Tower's Ford Foundation commission, "Made in America," and her 2006 work "Chamber Dance."

BMOP will also premiere the winning work from New England Conservatory's Composition Competition.

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Guerilla Opera: Chrononhotonthologos

$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH
FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of, via student rush
Online Sales: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Box Office
Phone Sales: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.)
In-Person Sales: Window sales begin one hour prior to the scheduled event
Ticketing Email: boxoffice@bostonconservatory.edu

Chrononhotonthologos is a world premiere opera commissioned by Guerilla Opera. The libretto is based on the absurdist, satirical play by Henry Carey from 1734. An example of English nonsense verse, it uses nonsense words as substitutes to perhaps mock public figures of its era as well as the high theater from which it takes its form. It parodies the high-blown style of revenge tragedies and operatic libretti, while attacking the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful. It is sung in English and will be approximately 75 minutes in duration.

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Guerilla Opera: Chrononhotonthologos

$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH
FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of, via student rush
Online Sales: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Box Office
Phone Sales: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.)
In-Person Sales: Window sales begin one hour prior to the scheduled event
Ticketing Email: boxoffice@bostonconservatory.edu

Chrononhotonthologos is a world premiere opera commissioned by Guerilla Opera. The libretto is based on the absurdist, satirical play by Henry Carey from 1734. An example of English nonsense verse, it uses nonsense words as substitutes to perhaps mock public figures of its era as well as the high theater from which it takes its form. It parodies the high-blown style of revenge tragedies and operatic libretti, while attacking the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful. It is sung in English and will be approximately 75 minutes in duration.

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Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Equilibrium Concert Series Fundraiser

You are invited to join organizers, performers, composers, and friends of Equilibrium for a house concert and fundraiser to support Equilibrium's 2018 programming! Join us for light refreshments, drinks, live music, and conversation with the people who make Equilibrium happen behind the scenes and in the audience seats. We'll have a specialty craft cocktail to unveil (plus beer and wine), and we will be holding a raffle with lots of goodies for you to take home. Live music by Jason Huffman, Stefanie Lubkowski, Marti Epstein, and Aaron Jay Myers will be performed.

DETAILS//
  ›› Where: at the home of Kirsten and Lawrence Silverman in Malden, MA
  ›› When: Saturday, November 4th, from 4:00-6:30pm
  ›› Tickets: $75 – includes a free adult beverage and a raffle ticket
  ›› RSVP: through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas – please donate and include your email address
          * you will be notified of the address upon donation

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Guerilla Opera: Chrononhotonthologos

$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH
FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of, via student rush
Online Sales: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Box Office
Phone Sales: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.)
In-Person Sales: Window sales begin one hour prior to the scheduled event
Ticketing Email: boxoffice@bostonconservatory.edu

Chrononhotonthologos is a world premiere opera commissioned by Guerilla Opera. The libretto is based on the absurdist, satirical play by Henry Carey from 1734. An example of English nonsense verse, it uses nonsense words as substitutes to perhaps mock public figures of its era as well as the high theater from which it takes its form. It parodies the high-blown style of revenge tragedies and operatic libretti, while attacking the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful. It is sung in English and will be approximately 75 minutes in duration.

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Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Odyssey Opera: L’assedio di Calais

Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais) focuses on the bleak wartime and tales of courage and self-sacrifice in Edward the III’s year-long Siege of Calais during the Hundred Years’ War. This rarely-heard Italian bel canto work has undeservedly been absent from the operatic stage but recent revivals have shown it to be a work of great beauty and poetry. Salvatore Cammarano wrote the Italian libretto, which has been described as “…a remarkable libretto, the closest Cammarano ever got to real poetry, particularly in his description of the embattled city and the heartfelt pride of its citizens”

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