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Chamber Music Series – NOTE: Some performances changed after the PCA Brochure was published.  See descriptions below before ticket purchase.



4:00 PM PCA members/Seniors $15; Non-Members $20; Under 18 FREE

Program:  Turbulence

Iannis Xenakis
Daniel T. Lewis
Evan Kassof
John Aylward

Sound Energy is a dynamic, Boston-based string trio committed to exploring new sounds, new collaborations, and new music. Established in 2013 by founding members Micah Brightwell (violin) and Ashleigh Gordon (viola) with the subsequent addition of Benjamin Swartz (cello), SE is constantly searching for ways to push the traditional violin-viola-cello combination to represent the bold, daring voices of 20th- & 21st-century composers.

SE has worked closely with award-winning composers Jeffrey Mumford and Marti Epstein, has commissioned rising stars John Aylward, Anthony Green, Noam Faingold, Evan Kassof, Daniel T. Lewis, and Daniel Miller, and has performed on the Equilibrium Concert Series, Advent Library Series, and at Clark University in Massachusetts. With a repertoire spanning Anton Webern to Andrew Norman, Sound Energy stands at the forefront of a new generation in contemporary music with ambitious upcoming projects including tours, residencies, and large-scale commissions – all in a continued effort to explore the energy of sound.

Sound Energy members hail from as far as New Zealand with studies in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Germany. As individuals, they’ve performed internationally in Hong Kong, London, and Mexico with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Callithumpian Consort, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. They’ve attended festivals including Britten-Pears, Aspen, Tanglewood, and Kneisel Hall, and hold degrees from New England Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, Baldwin-Wallace University, and the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie.


For more information on Chamber Concerts, contact Colleen Ruddy at colleenruddy@gmail.com


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2016   ALCYON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, featuring Nathaniel Farny
4:00 PM   PCA members/Seniors $15; Non-Members $20; Under 18 FREE

Join us for a program featuring the rarely heard, richly sonorous combination of viola and double bass. Violist Nathaniel Farny performs with feature musicians Yilin You, piano and Colleen Ruddy, bass. Elegant and profound works by Dittersdorf, Schumann, Bruch, Gliere, Hindemith and Britten weave a compelling narrative from the classical era to the twentieth century. See detailed program list below.

Chamber Nathaniel FarnyNathaniel Farny plays viola with many Boston area groups. He is an extra player with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, and Boston Ballet Orchestra, and plays with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, and the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. He is a faculty member of the Cambridge School of Weston and the Intensive Community Program of Boston. During the summers he has served as a chamber music coach at the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp and played in the orchestra of the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University in 2010, where he studied with Steven Ansell.

Program details:

Dittersdorf (viola, bass, piano)
Hindemith Solo Viola Sonata “1937”
Schumann Fantasy Pieces (viola, piano)

Bruch Kol Nidre (bass, piano)
Britten Lachrymae (viola, piano)
Gliere Suite for Viola and Bass

4:00 PM   PCA members/Seniors$15; Non-Members $20; Under 18 FREE

Art Song Collection
Boston area opera performers sing selections from popular art songs.