Concerts and Performances

Here is a list of our upcoming musical events  – please check our event calendar for more information, pricing and to make sure the times have not changed. Please call ahead to check on upcoming events that you are interested in to confirm a reservation as seats are limited.

Concert, Sunday, July 17th at 7:00 pm
 An Evening of Duos with violist Michael Zaretsky and violinist Victor Romanul
Michael Zaretsky and Victor Romanul, both members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will present a  program consisting of the following works: Sonata for two violins No. V in e minor by Jean-Marie Leclair; Duo for two violins in D major, Opus 67, No. 2 by Louis Spohr; Duo for violin and viola No. 1 in G major, K. 423 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Three Madrigals for violin and viola by Bohuslav Martinu.

Zaretsky is a native of the former Soviet Union with a cum laude degree from the Moscow State Conservatory.  His early career was as a member of Moscow ensembles and orchestras.  In 1972 he immigrated to Israel where he became principal violist of the Jerusalem Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. The following year, he played for Leonard Bernstein who took him to Tanglewood, where he successfully auditioned for the BSO.

Zaretsky is an active performer for solo recitals and chamber music in the U.S., having appeared with such leading artists as Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax and Gil Shahan, as well as several orchestras.   A faculty member at Boston University and the Longy School of Music, Zaretsky regularly performs in Israel, Japan and Mexico.  He has also made three highly acclaimed recordings for the ARTONA label.  In addition to the traditional viola repertoire, he performs extensive repertoire of new music.

Romanul, who holds the Bessie Pappas Violin Chair with the BSO, has been performing professionally since he was seven, having studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Silverstein and Jascha Heifetz.  An active recitalist, teacher and soloist, he has performed throughout the world.  He has served as the BSO’s assistant concertmaster and as associate concertmaster and second violinist of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

He has performed frequently as a member of the Boston Artists Ensemble and the Boston Conservatory Chamber Players.  As a professor of violin at the conservatory, he has taught violin, chamber music and pedagogy.  Recent career highlights include a three-concert series of the ten Beethoven violin sonatas and Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin in one recital.  Romanul’s recitals throughout the country have featured solo violin music by Paganini, including the composer’s complete 24 caprices, Wienawski, Vieuxtemps and Ysaye.

Several years ago, composer John Williams wrote a violin-viola duo, “Duo Concertante,” for Zaretsky and Romanul, to whom the Duo is dedicated.

Tickets for the concert are $20. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For information or reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

 

Concert, Monday, July 18th at 7:30 pm
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Young Artists Piano Program
Student RecitalBUTI is recognized internationally as a premier summer training program for aspiring young musicians, ages 14 to 22, and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals, and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, students are immersed in an atmosphere of extraordinary music making fueled by high artistic standards, rigorous programming, and a rich legacy of learning and performance.

The Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP) is an intensive summer training program for advanced high school-age pianists. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to a class size that encourages individualized attention. Under the direction of Boston University Professor and international recording artist Boaz Sharon and associate director Clara Shin, the YAPP attracts students from around the world, including those from Israel, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Canada.

Cost of admission is a free will donation.

 

Concert, Monday, July 25th at 7:30 pm
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Young Artists Piano Program
Boaz Sharon, international concert pianist and recitalist will perform works by Couperin, Schumann, Albeniz, Stravinsky and Prokoviev.  He is the director of the Young Artists Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and professor of piano and chair of piano at the university.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sharon studied from the age of 13 with Stefan Askenase – famed interpreter of Chopin and Mozart – in Brussels, Belgium. He later pursued his piano studies in the US with Leonard Shure.

Sharon, who is first prize winner and gold medalist of the Jaen International Piano Competition, is an international recording artist for Nonesuch, Hyperion, Arcobaleno and Unicorn-Kanchana Records. His recording release on Nonesuch/Asylum/Warner Bros. was cited as among the best recordings of the year by Newsweek Magazine and was cited by the New York Times as “beautifully recorded and played”.

Among concerts given have been performances in the Taipei National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan; Steinway Celebrity Series, London; Phillips Collection and National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Liszt International Piano Festival, Rio de Janeiro; the Chapelle Historique Piano Series, Montreal; and the Gasteig Hall, Munich.

Boaz Sharon was formerly Pianist-in-Residence at Duke University and Professor of Piano at the University of Florida. He is a frequent judge at competitions including the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition, Prague; the Liszt International Piano Competition, Moscow; the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain; and the “Composers of Spain” International Competition, Madrid.

Having founded and then directed the Prague International Piano Master Classes for 13 years, he is also on the artist faculty of the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, and was co-founder and on the faculty of the International Certificate for Piano Artists (sponsored by the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, Paris).

Sharon is Honorary Fellow at Charles University, Prague. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing.

In recent years Sharon has given a recital and orchestral tour of 13 concerts in Russia from the Far East to Moscow, which included several performances with the Ural State Philharmonic.  He was on the artist faculty of the International Piano Academy at Seoul National University, appeared on MBC-TV in South Korea, and presented recitals at the Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, the Nordic Piano Festival in Sweden, Yamaha Hall in New York City, Yamaha Hall in Seoul, and at the Bergamo International Festival in Italy.

In the 2012-13 year Sharon gave concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel; London, England; and at the Sichuan International Piano Festival, China for which he is Artistic Director. Sharon also gave a master class at the Royal College of Music in London and was in residency at the Middle School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

In the 2014-15 year Sharon gave concerts in Seoul (Mozart Hall), New York City (Harvard Club), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, and San Paulo. He served on the jury of the Jaen Internationa.

Cost of admission is a free will donation

 

Concert, Monday, August 8th at 7:30 pm
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Young Artists Piano Program
Student RecitalBUTI is recognized internationally as a premier summer training program for aspiring young musicians, ages 14 to 22, and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals, and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, students are immersed in an atmosphere of extraordinary music making fueled by high artistic standards, rigorous programming, and a rich legacy of learning and performance.

The Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP) is an intensive summer training program for advanced high school-age pianists. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to a class size that encourages individualized attention. Under the direction of Boston University Professor and international recording artist Boaz Sharon and associate director Clara Shin, the YAPP attracts students from around the world, including those from Israel, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Canada.

Cost of admission is a free will donation.

 

Concert, Monday, August 22 at 4:00 pm
Pianist Ludwig Olshansky
Olshansky will perform “The Maiden and the Nightingale” by Granados, five Intermezzos and four Capriccios by Brahms and Fantasy in C, Opus 17 by Schumann. Ludwig has performed throughout the US, Canada and Europe.  He studied at the Juilliard School of Music where he was awarded the Damrosch Scholarship as the “highest ranking student” and the Loeb Memorial Prize awarded “to the pianist most excellent in talent and achievement.”  He has made several recordings for Monitor Records.

Tickets for the concert are $20. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For information or reservations call us at 413-637-3206.