Tickets are now available for the following concerts in the Coolidge Auditorium. All concerts are free but require tickets available from Ticketmaster. Click on the artist’s name below to reserve yours.
Thursday, October 21 @8:00 pm
Masterworks performed by the second incarnation of one of the world’s finest quartets – the epitome of the illustrious Czech tradition of string playing.
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6 (“La Malinconia”)
JANÁCEK: String Quartet no. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”)
DVORÁK: String Quartet in G Major, op. 106
6:15 pm – Whittall Pavilion: Pre-concert presentation (no tickets required): “Sam McGee’s Railroad Blues and Other Versions of the Republic” – Greil Marcus, cultural critic and popular music scholar, author of Lipstick Traces and The Old, Weird America. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
Thursday, October 28 @8:00pm Thomas Hampson
with Craig Rutenberg, piano
A passionate advocate of American song and special advisor to the Library of Congress for the Legacy of the Performing Arts celebrates Barber’s 100th and Mahler’s 150th birth anniversaries. Visit the Performing Arts Encyclopedia to read about Hampson’s Song of America tour and to listen to songs from the tour.
6:15 pm – Whittall Pavilion: Pre-concert presentation (no tickets required): Barbara B. Heyman, author of Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music.
Saturday, October 30 @8:00pm
Founder’s Day Concert
Aapo Häkkinen, Artistic Director and harpsichord
Teppo Lampela, countertenor
Minna Kangas and Tuomo Suni, violin
Mikko Perkola and Varpu Haavisto, viola da gamba
The accomplished Finnish period instrument group makes its American debut with Bach and works from the Düben Collection of 17th- and18th- century music.
FÖRSTER: Laudate Dominum
BUXTEHUDE: Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64
BACH: Sonata for G Major for viola da gamba, BWV 1027
TUNDER: Salve mi Jesu
BACH: Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt, BWV 198
BACH: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
MEDER: Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht
KIRCHOFF: Suite à 4
BUXTEHUDE: Jesu, meine Freud und Lust, BuxWV 59
6:15 pm – Whittall Pavilion: Pre-concert presentation (no tickets required): Gustav Düben’s Music Library: A European Treasure – Dr. Kerala Johnson Snyder, Professor Emerita of Musicology, Eastman School of Music, and co-editor of the Düben Collection Database Catalogue.