(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The Boston Duo, a husband-and wife team of Boston Symphony violinist Tatiana Dimitriades and pianist Jonathan Bass, will inaugurate the 2014 season of the Music & More chamber series at historic Meeting House on the Village Green on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 4:30 pm. Making its festival debut, the duo will perform a stylistically varied program of sonatas by Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev.
The program will include the Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann; Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 94a by Sergei Prokofiev; and Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer.“ A reception for the artists will follow at The Meeting House Art Gallery.
“We love living in Boston, but coming to the Berkshires for each season for over 20 years is always a highlight,” say Dimitriades and Bass in a prepared statement. “We are excited to open this wonderful series with a program, which ranges from the passionate and haunting A Minor Schumann Sonata, to the neoclassical D Major Prokofiev Sonata, brimming with spiky virtuosity and balletic lyricism, to Beethoven’s famously brilliant and powerful ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata. It will be a treat for us to perform this great music in such a special place.”
The Boston Duo has been a fixture of the musical scene in Boston and the Berkshires for over 20 years. Dimitriades, a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1987, is frequently heard in chamber music concerts at Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood. Bass is the Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He has appeared with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall and at Tanglewood.
In its 23rd season, Music & More continues its vital contribution to the vibrant musical community of the Berkshires. Directed by its founder, Harold Lewin, and supported by the New Marlborough Village Association, this unique multi-genre series hosts outstanding established and next-generation actors, musicians, writers and other creative artists in performance at a beautiful New England setting, in the historic Meeting House of New Marlborough, MA. For complete schedule, event details, and ticket information call 413.229.2785 or visit Music & More.