Denovo Quartet Sunday, December 3, 2pm
Enjoy Classic and contemporary music. Since their debut at the Deer Valley Music Festival in 2015, the Denovo Quartet has quickly established a creative presence in the greater Boston area as sought-after performers and collaborators.
Julia Erhard Sunday, December 17, 1:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 3pm
Ivan Linn is a composer, pianist, producer, and production executive of Goldstones Studios. He received a gold medal at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Oslo and was invited by UNESCO to be featured at the Festival international de la diversité culturelle in Paris as a concert pianist. He performed with Yoko Shimomura, composer of Kingdom Hearts, and recorded as a pianist for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae -, which came out worldwide in 2015.
Mae Lynn Arnold
Sunday, January 21, 3pm
MaeLynn Arnold began her life as a violinist at the age of six under the instruction of her mother. She went on to study at the Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald at the age of ten and made her solo debut that same year as a soloist with the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra. She received both her Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music degree in violin performance from Boston University. She has studied with Milan Vitek at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ani Schnarch at the Royal College of Music in London, Ivan Chan of the Miami String Quartet, Bayla Keyes and Peter Zazofsky at Boston University College of Fine Arts. Ms. Arnold has performed in master classes for such renowned violinists as James Buswell, Christian Tetzlaff, William Preucil, Lucie Robert, Charles Castleman, Lewis Kaplan, Andres Cardenes, and Stephen Clapp.
Ms. Arnold was the first place winner of the 2010 Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition in Akron, OH, and has performed as soloist with the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, and the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. She has attended such festivals as the Lucerne Festival Academy (2015), Deer Valley Music Festival Emerging Quartets program (2015), Spoleto Music Festival USA (2014), the Duxbury Music Festival (2011), International Music Festival (2010), Opera de Bauge in France (2008-2009), Kent Blossom Music Festival (2007), Boston University Tanglewood Institute and quartet workshop (2005-2006), Credo Music Festival (2002-2004), Kinhaven (2001), Indiana University Summer String Institute (2000), and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy (1999). She was on the faculty for the 2012 Duxbury Summer Music Festival Preparatory Division, and violin faculty at the Youth and Muse music festival at Boston Conservatory in 2016.
Ms. Arnold is currently the concertmaster of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Max Hobart, and also performs with Boston Pops, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, the Marsh Chapel Players, and Cantata Singers. In April 2009, she participated in the Internationale Junge Orchester Akademie performing on tour in Germany. She has played under conductors Michael Tilson?Thomas, James Conlon, Pierre Boulez, and Franz Welser?Most.
In 2000, Ms. Arnold founded a trio with her sisters- Danae Anderson and Sarah Arnold- Strings of Gold (www.stringsofgold.com ), performing in concert and in public outreach settings. She currently performs in concert and collaboration with the Denovo Quartet, founded in Boston 2014 (www.denovoquartet.com).
Ms. Arnold is a certified Suzuki instructor and teaches privately at her studio in Arlington. She has served on the faculty at Winchester Community Music School 2015-2017, the South Shore Conservatory from 2010-2014, and the Aurora School of Music in Ohio from 2009-2010. She resides in Arlington with her husband and daughter.
Sunday, February 4, 3:00pm
Night’s Blackbird have been performing regularly in the Boston area since 2016. The group plays original music for voice, lute, viol da gamba and soprano saxophone, drawing heavily on material from Stare Into the Sound, an album of original lute songs by members Jamie Dunphy and Seth Peterson. Metronome Magazine called the recording one of the best of 2016, and dubbed the music “artfully ingenious.”
Night’s Blackbird also features two early music experts (Teri Kowiak and Carol Lewis) and an inventive jazz saxophonist (Ian Carroll). Along with Dunphy and Peterson, they share a restless creative spirit, and a willingness to draw from a wide range of styles. Recent performances have included songs by the Elizabethan composer John Dowland, “Timshel” by Mumford and Sons, “Gold” from the musical Once, and a jazz ballad medley.
The group continues to compose new music and to explore the rich color palette available in this unique instrumentation.
Table for Two
Saturday, March 10, 3:00pm
A Piano Duo, features American pianist Ilana Joyce Cady and Mexican-American pianist Linda Chávez. Their journey together began with a passion for finding new and undiscovered music and sharing it with a wide range audience.
The two pianists met at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts where both are pursuing postgraduate degrees in Piano Performance. Cady and Chavez took on this project independently from school requirements and have now been invited to participate in advanced chamber for Longy and will remain a duo for future endeavors outside of school.
Soon after playing together, Table for Two won a competition in Graz, Austria where they were invited to debut at the Styriarte Festival. They opened the festival with their all female composer program. The duo has also performed at the Thayer Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, MA and will perform later in the season in Vermont and Texas.
Their current program consists of all women composers including Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix Mendelssohn’s sister), French composer Cecile Chaminade, American composer Amy Beach, and others, creating a rich and diverse recital.
In addition to providing high quality music their goal is to make way for “old” and “new” music that is not often heard on the stage. Table for Two is committed to sharing their art and passion within communities where classical music is embraced and celebrated and in areas where classical music is up and coming. Sharing music is their greatest joy and every opportunity is a new avenue to make music and grow community.
Sunday, March 18, 1:30pm
A band brought together by chance, whose paths have crossed in search of art, beauty, and the Unknown which calls them from across the ocean.
George Crotty is a multi-instrumentalist, and multi-media artist who aspires to redefine the term Cellist. He has embraced a variety of genres including rock, world music, and jazz. Currently pursuing a Bachelors degree at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, he previously studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as St. Michaels Choir School, Toronto.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and dancer Juliano Vendemiatti, works with Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory coordinating interdisciplinary arts workshops between the two institutions. Vendemiatti plays violin, didgeridoo, harmonium, percussion, flute, and the traditional Brazilian rabecão, a stringed instrument from his native country. A classically trained musician, Vendemiatti spent eight years studying butoh dance in Brazil and Japan, and his interests extend to the Feldenkrais method, the Seitai technique, art research, conceptual art, and the philosophy of art.
Fares Btoush is an Oud player from Jordan who has been playing internationally with ensembles and orchestras for music concerts and music and film festivals since childhood. He currently performs with the Qantara Ensemble led by Master Oud player Simon Shaheen.