Category Archives: Concerts

Descriptions of individual concerts

Master Class: March 12, 2016 at 3pm

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS with PETER ZAZOFSKY
Saturday, March 12, 2016    3:00 pm
Brookhaven at Lexington, 1010 Waltham St.,  Lexington
Program Coordinator: Shaylor Lindsay

PROGRAM

Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in F Major (Op. 18, No. 1)  I. Allegro con brio
Marilyn  Malpass and Brenda Nishimura, violins
Joanna Ostrander, viola
Susan Lucker, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478  I. Allegro
Barbara Oren, violin
Bruce Kinmonth, viola
Julie Durrell, cello
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Many thanks to Brookhaven for providing the facility and refreshments for this event.

About Peter Zazofsky

Violinist Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician and educator that spans twenty years and thirty countries on five continents. He has performed with many of the great orchestras in the US and Europe, including the Boston Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with maestros such as Tennstedt, Ozawa, Ormandy, Kurt Sanderling and Charles Dutoit. As a recitalist, Mr. Zazofsky has given innovative programs in Carnegie Hall, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He also tours the world’s music centers as first violinist of the Muir String Quartet.

Peter Zazofsky was born in Boston, where his father was assistant concertmaster of the Boston Symphony. Joseph Silverstein was his first teacher, and he later studied with Dorothy Delay, Jaime Laredo and Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute. Beginning in 1974, Mr. Zazofsky won a series of prizes and awards culminating in the Gold Medal at the 1980 Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Grand Prize of the 1979 Montreal International Competition. (He remains the only American to win this award.) In 1985 he was honored to receive the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Since then, Peter Zazofsky has made solo appearances with the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Leipzig, Santiago, Toronto, Minnesota and Montreal. He has toured Asia as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, as well as the US with the Danish Radio orchestra. He is a frequent visitor to Israel, where he has given over forty performances of concerti, from Beethoven and Sibelius to Bach, Berg and Brahms.

In recent years Peter Zazofsky has added several new facets to his career. He has given premieres of new works written for him by composers in Holland, Belgium, Denmark and Spain, and he recorded concerti by Robert Chumbley and Frederick Van Rossum in Liege, Belgium and Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Zazofsky holds the position of Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Boston University, and he occasionally serves as a jury member for the violin competitions in Montreal, Brussels, and Odense, Denmark. As first violinist of the Muir Quartet, he has performed many complete cycles of the Beethoven quartets, and has encouraged creation of new works by American composers Joan Tower, Sheila Silver, and Richard Danielpour.

Public Concert: February 6, 2016 at 3pm

Lexington Music Club Annual Public
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:00 pm
Follen Church, Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington
Program Coordinator: Shaylor Lindsay
Refreshments Coordinator: Mary Cunningham

Donations accepted for the Club’s Annual Lexington High School Music Scholarship Fund

PROGRAM

Images Book 1 (1895) Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I – Reflets dans l’eau
L’isle Joyeuse (1904)
Kathryn Rosenbach, piano

Sonatina in G Major (Op. 100) Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
I – Allegro resolute II – Larghetto III – Scherzo – molto vivace IV – Finale – allegro
Marilyn Malpass, violin
Polly Oliver, piano

Bourrée for Bach by J.S. Bach (transcribed B. Williams)
Lift Thine Eyes by Felix Mendellsohn
Eli, Eli by  Zehavi/Senesh/arr. Hirschhorn
O Swallow, Swallow (from “The Princess”) by Tennyson/Holst
Under the Boardwalk by Resnick/Young/arr. Brymer
Once Upon A Time by Adams/Strouse/arr. Shaw
Just One of Those Things by  Cole Porter/arr. Hayes
The Jeweltones:
Marsha Byrnes
Sally Huebscher
Shirley Hurwitz
Bonnie Kelly, director
Bernice Manning
Carol Sacerdote
Fern Schaffer

From Foreign Parts: Spain-Poland-Italy-Hungary by M. Moszkowski (1854-1925)
Yoko Schwartz and Akiko Tsukamoto, piano 4 hands

Club Concert: November 22, 2015 at 3pm

Sunday, November 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Program Coordinator: Julia Harper
Refreshments: Mary Cunningham & Diane Winkelman

PROGRAM

Rondo in A major (Op. 107, D. 951) by Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Fern Abrams and Joan Garniss, piano 4 hands

Come You Not from Newcastle? by Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Die Liebende schreibt (op. 86) by F. Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Notre Amour (Op. 23, No. 2) by Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924)
I shall not live in vain by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
Alexandra Whitfield, soprano
Elizabeth Whitfield, piano

Friday Morning Fugue by Pamela J Marshall
(for an improvising ensemble of random instruments)
Spindrift Improv Ensemble
Karl Henning, clarinet
Pamela Marshall, horn
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Legends (Op. 59) by Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
#1 Allegro non troppo Quaisi andante
#6 Allegro giusto
#3 Allegro giusto  – Andante  – Allegro
Fern Abrams and Joan Garniss, piano 4-hands

Irish Ayres
Tis the Last Rose of Summer  – Lyrics: Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)
Danny Boy  – Lyrics: Frederick Edward Weatherly (1848 – 1929)
Carsten Kowalczyk, tenor
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Club Concert: October 18, 2015 at 4pm

At the home of Brenda Nishimura
Program Coordinator: Pamela Marshall
The concert was followed by our annual potluck dinner.

PROGRAM

Suite in f minor (G 193–197) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Adagio, Allegro, Allemande, Courante, and Gigue
Elizabeth Landman, piano

Sonata No. 2 in A Major BWV 1015  by J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Andante con moto – Allegro assai – Andante un poco – Presto
Marilyn Malpass, violin
Polly Oliver, piano

Cantos de España  Op 232, No.2:  Orientale by Isaac Albèniz (1860-1909)
Julia Harper, piano

Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Prelude in Eb Major, Op. 23 No. 6
Prelude in G Major,   Op. 32 No. 5
Prelude in g minor,    Op. 23 No. 5
Wanda Paik, piano

String Quartet No. 14 “Death and The Maiden” by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Chain Reaction:
Janet Luan, violin
Brenda Nishimura, violin
Joanna Ostrander, viola
Boris Goldowsky, cello

Club Concert: May 9, 2015 at 3pm

At the home of Wanda Paik
Program Coordinator: Wanda Paik

PROGRAM

Solo pour Hautbois (1898) Emile Paladilhe (1844 – 1926)
Carolyn Bruse, oboe Shaylor Lindsay, piano

American Quartet (Op. 96) Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
First movement
Karen Seligson and Victor Troll, violins
Scott Smith, viola Emily Buchholz, cello

Ballad in G minor (Op. 118, No. 3) Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Intermezzo in E minor (Op. 118, No. 6)
Rhapsody in G minor (Op. 79, No. 2)
Wanda Paik, piano

Quatres Petites Pieces Charles Koechlin (1867 – 1950)
Pastoral, Dans le foret, L’appel de la chase, Nocturne
Lynn Geltman, clarinet Jeanne Paella, horn

Twelve Duets Andrew Kazdin (1934 – 2011)
Fanfare I, Contrapunctus III, March, Contrapunctus I, Fanfare II, Finale, Waltz, Polka, Elegy, Contrapunctus IV
Lynn Geltman, clarinet Jeanne Paella, horn

Club Concert: April 11, 2015 at 3pm

At the home of Bob Noyes.

PROGRAM

3 Venetian Gondola Songs by Felix Mendelssohn
Op. 19, #6, Op. 30, #6, Op. 62, #5
Elizabeth Landman – piano

Two Novelettes by Francis Poulenc
Bob Noyes – piano

Bach sonata #2 for cello and piano in D major
Adagio, Allegro, Andante, Allegro
Janice Tervo – cello, Polly Oliver – piano

Songs from Die Schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert
IV: Danksagung an den Bach
VI. Der Neugerige
XIX: Der Mueller und der Bach
Carsten Kowalczyk – tenor, Shaylor Lindsay – piano

3 Capriccios, Op. 76, from by Johannes Brahms
#1 in F# minor, #2 in B minor, #8 in C Major
Wanda Paik – piano

from “Ein Deutches Requiem”, Op 45, by Johannes Brahms
Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
Epp Sonin – soprano, Shaylor Lindsay – piano

Annual Public Concert: Jan 25, 2015 3pm

Follen Church, Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Program coordinator: Shaylor Lindsay
Refreshments: Greg Lenhart

Donations accepted for the Scholarship Fund. Each spring, the Club gives two scholarships to Lexington High School seniors who plan to continue music studies.

PROGRAM

Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Adagio ma non tanto
4. Allegro
Marilyn Malpass, violin and Polly Oliver, piano

Panis Angelicus by César Franck (1822-1890)
Pietà, Signore attributed to Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
Carsten Kowalczyk, tenor and Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Rhapsody in Blue (1924) by George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. By H. Levine
Akiko Tsukamoto and Yoko Schwartz, piano 4-hands

Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
2. Andante con moto tranquillo
1. Molto allegro agitato
Barbara Oren, violin
Janice Tervo, cello
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Club Concert: November 22, 2014 3pm

The next concert is Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 pm at the home of Shaylor Lindsay.

Program Coordinator: Shaylor Lindsay
Refreshments: Mary Cunningham

PROGRAM

W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sonata in A minor K. 310  – Allegro maestoso
Bob Noyes, piano

G. F. Handel (1685 – 1759)
Violin Sonata No. 3 in F Major – Adagio Allegro Largo Allegretto assai vivace
Marilyn Malpass, violin

Claude Debussy (1862 -1918)
Claire de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Julia Harper, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875 -1937)
Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty)
2. Petit Poucet (Little Tom Thumb)
3. Laideronette, impératrice des pagodes (Little Ugly Girl, Empress of the Pagodas)
4. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête (Conversations of Beauty and the Beast)
5. Le jardin féerique (The Fairy Garden)
Shaylor Lindsay and Marguerite Samoorian, piano 4-hands

J. B. Loeillet (1680 – 1730)
Five Selections for Flute and Piano
Largo from the E Minor Sonata
Poco allegro from the E Minor Sonata
Allegro ma non troppo from the E Minor Sonata
Largo from the C Major Recorder Sonata
Gigue from the C Major Sonata
Suzanne John, flute Fern Abrams, piano

Club Concert & Potluck: October 19, 2014 4pm

Our season of house concerts opens with the annual potluck at the home of Brenda Nishimura. The concert is Sunday October 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Please feel free to invite friends who may be interested in participating in our club.

If you’d like to perform, contact Bonnie Kelly. Refreshment coordinator is Mary Neumann.

PROGRAM

Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor (Op.35)  –
Grave; doppo movement , Scherzo, Marche funebre, Presto
Wanda Paik, piano

Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
Slavonic Dances
(Op. 72)  No. 2 in E minor
Diane Winkelman, piano
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Duo No. 1
Barbara Snyder, flute
Bonnie Kelly, clarinet

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Trio No. 1 in D minor  – 
Movement #1 “Molto allegro agitato”
Barbara Oren, violin
Janice Tervo, cello
Shaylor Lindsay, piano

Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Polonaise-Fantasie (Op. 61)
Kathryn Rosenbach, piano

 

Club Concert: Sunday May 4, 2014 3pm

Host and Program Coordinator: Wanda Paik
Refreshments: Marilyn Abel, who coordinated a terrific buffet of snacks and sweets

PROGRAM

J. S Bach (1685 – 1750)
Italian Concerto (BWV 971) – Andante molto espressivo, Allegro animato
Elizabeth Landman, piano

Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor (Op. 35) – Grave; doppio movimento, Scherzo
Wanda Paik, piano

Carl Reinecke (1824 – 1910)
Andante and Variations
Fern Abrams, piano
Joan Garniss, piano

Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
String Quartet in D minor (Op. 34) – Allegro
Brenda Nishimura, violin
Janet Luan, violin
Joanna Ostrander, viola
Boris Goldowsky, cello

There will be a brief Membership Meeting following the program to discuss
ideas for next season.