Cellist Kate Kayaian will return to the library to perform solo works by Bach, Harbison, Hovaness and Cassado. Kate Kayaian is known for her stunning artistry and her passion for collaboration. Following her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, she won a three-year fellowship with the New World Symphony where she performed as principal cellist under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
John Guarino and Julia Meynert-Guarino, violins; Evan Perry, viola; and Robert Mayes, cello, are the Johnson String Quartet. They will perform quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart.
Pianist Stephen Porter will return to the library to give an all-Liszt recital of piano pieces inspired by art, religion and nature. Mr. Porter has appeared as a soloist in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro.
Join us for a lively concert of Jewish folk and klezmer music with clarinetist Bill Wise and pianist/accordionist Barry Shapiro. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and some American swing and blues numbers.
Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres. Barry Shapiro taught in the New England Conservatory preparatory department for over 20 years. Currently he teaches a klezmer ensemble and gives private lessons.
Mickey Katz will continue his survey of the repertoire for solo cello with Bach’s Suite in E Flat, and music by American composers including Philip Glass, John Williams and others. Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004.
Former Newton resident Lucy Tan will give a concert called Homecoming in which she will perform works by Chopin, Schumann, and Ravel. Details will follow.
Sasha Papernik will perform. Details will follow.
Violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal and pianist Paul Jacobs are the Thorau Piano Trio. Details on their performance will follow.
Liana Paniyeva will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.
Weston Wind Quintet will perform. Details will follow.
Join Rasa Vitkauskaite for a solo piano performance. Details will follow.
Celebrate the year of the dog at a concert in honor of Chinese New Year. Students from Ping Li's Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. Details will follow.
Join jazz/blues guitarist Paul Speidel and his bass player when they bring their interpretations of the traditional styles to the stage in the duo format. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms and rhythms of old, they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them. Seating is limited, first come, first served.
David Won, tenor, and Timothy Steel, piano, will perform. Details will follow.
Join Shannon Heaton as she sings and plays Irish flute. Details will follow.
Join Romanian-born bassoonist Adrian Jojatu for an afternoon of romantic music. Details will follow.
Hyun Jung Kim, violin, will perform. Details will follow.
Join us for a concert with a faculty member of All Newton Music School. Details will follow.
Nobel prize winning poet, writer, painter, thinker, maverick educational reformer and perhaps the greatest songwriter of all times - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) - remains a revered figure in both Bangladesh and India. His songs depict a sublime oneness with nature, the universal and bridge differences in race, religion and color. For this performance Ms. Chakraborty will present Tagore's compositions accompanied by live music and a power-point presentation with translations of his lyrics (originally written in Bengali) in English. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.
Join the Newton Family Singers for an afternoon concert. Details will follow.
Join Juan Ruiz, clarinet, and Chis Carson, piano, for an afternoon of classical music. Details will follow.
Join guitarist Francisco Roldan for an afternoon of Latin American music. Born in Colombia, Francisco Roldán has performed widely both internationally and in the U.S. He appeared at the Mannes Guitar Festival and in Symphony Space in New York, among other concerts. Details will follow.
You Ju Lee will give a solo piano recital. Details will follow.