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Fromm Players at Harvard with ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE
Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University campus, Cambridge, MA (GPS: 1 Oxford St)
The natural | The artificial

Carola Bauckholt Vollmond, unter null
Evan Johnson: die bewegung der augen
Erin Gee: Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter
Rick Burkhardt: Alban
Wolf Edwards: the road from Mutlaa to Basra (1991) (World Premiere)

Marianthi Papalexandri Yarn (US Premiere)
Aaron Einbond: Without Words
Hans Tutschku: Still Air (World Premiere)
Ming Tsao: Mozart Adagio from the Oboe Quartet in F., K.370/368b / The Book of Virtual Transcriptions (US Premiere)
Enno Poppe: Salz

The concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Free parking in the Broadway garage, corner of Felton and Broadway, opposite Broadway Market in Cambridge.

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The Boston New Music Initiative will present the final performance of its third concert season on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. Featuring new chamber works by living composers, the concert will include the world premiere of Michael Lee’s The Sun That Breathes by the Riverside, Charles Halka’s Trio, Emily Cooley’s Variations on a Theme from “Wit”, Aaron Kirschner’s Three Bagatelles, Ezra Donner’s ¡Cigarra! (featuring soprano Margot Rood), and Peter Klatzow’s Dances of Earth and Fire (featuring percussionist Jeff Stern). Music Director Nathan Lofton will conduct.

The concert will begin at 8:00 pm with a pre-concert talk with the composers at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. Please visit for tickets or more information.

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston 2011-2012 Season

Concert 4: into unison with romantic spirit
with guest artist Elizabeth Keusch, soprano

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 PM

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3 PM

Goethe-Institut, Boston, 170 Beacon Street

Pronounced a genius at the age of 10 by Mahler himself, Erich Korngold was hailed as the last breath of the Romantic spirit of old Vienna. Exiled to Hollywood before the Second World War, he is known today almost exclusively as a composer of first-rate film scores, and his music is now largely absent from the concert stage.

We are thrilled to keep Korngold’s Romantic spirit alive with a rare performance of his dazzling 1930 Suite, Op. 23 for piano left-hand and strings. Rounding out the program are: Mahler’s single movement Piano Quartet written when he was only 16 years old; John Harbison’s Book of Hours & Seasons, a setting of texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the towering figure of German literature who most embodied the Romantic Movement; and works by Alban Berg and Robert Schumann.

Gustav Mahler, Piano Quartet in a minor
Alban Berg, Adagio from Kammerkonzert for clarinet, violin & piano
John Harbison, Book of Hours & Seasons for soprano, flute, cello & piano
Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen for oboe & piano, Op. 94
Erich Korngold, Suite for 2 violins, cello & piano left hand, Op. 23 (1930)

For tickets or more information:
Tickets are $43, $33 and $23; with $5 discounts for students and seniors. To order, call 617-427-8200 or visit

Goethe-Institut and First Church, Boston are a wheelchair accessible venues.

About Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston
Since its founding in 1998, Chameleon and artistic director Deborah Boldin have earned unqualified praise for integrating old and new repertoire into unexpected chamber music programs that are themselves works of art. They were recognized nationally with 2009 and 2007 ASCAP/CMA Awards for Adventurous Programming. The Boston Globe praised Ms. Boldin’s “stellar example of interesting programming,” and her “discerning ears and cosmopolitan tastes,” and remarked, “Boldin is continually looking for big but little-known works – new, recent, and old – and putting them together in intriguing, organic combinations. The cross-references are not just intellectual; you can feel them in your body.”

This innovative ensemble now draws capacity audiences of those who love the adventure of music—classic and contemporary. The musicians are among Boston’s most sought-after performers, with growing national and international reputations. Their superb artistry and finely honed collaborative skills ensure luminous performances and dynamic musical dialogues. The Boston Phoenix hailed “A performance that was as tender as it was ferocious, as expansive as it was intimate, as mysterious as it was open-hearted…I doubt I’ll ever hear it played better.”

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The Boston New Music Initiative will present Are You Still There? music of voyage and remembrance as part of its third concert season on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.  Featuring a chamber orchestra with soloists performing new works by living composers, Are You Still There? will showcase Ted Hearne’s Cordavi and Fig, Timothy A. Davis’s In Memoriam, Garrett Byrnes’s Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (featuring piano soloist Esther Ning Yau), Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Odaraganeen Sharagan (Stranger’s Song) (featuring mezzo-soprano Christina English), and the Boston premiere of Oliver Knussen’s Requiem: Songs For Sue (featuring soprano Erin M. Smith). Nathan Lofton, Music Director, will conduct all pieces, which, with the exception of the Knussen, were selected from BNMI’s international call for scores.

A pre-concert talk with the composers begins at 7:15.  Tickets are $15 general / $10 student / Free with Longy ID or under 18, available online until the day of the show or at the door.

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Renegade chamber opera company OperaHub concludes its season-long celebration of opera with a fully-staged production of The Four-Note Opera—Tom Johnson’s lovingly subversive, hilariously tongue-in-cheek one-act salute to the genre—collaboratively created by OperaHub’s inaugural Resident Company. More information at


Performances: 8pm on Thursday, March 3; 8pm on Friday, March 4; 3pm + 8pm on Saturday, March 5 at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.

FREE ADMISSION! In the spirit of accessible opera for all, tickets are absolutely free and may be reserved in advance by emailing with your name, phone number, requested performance date, and number of seats

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Boston New Music Initiative

Tickets $15 general / $12 students and seniors at the door.

Purchase online and receive $2 discount per ticket!


The Boston New Music Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.  For more information or to become involved, please visit

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