(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) — The Boston Duo – the husband-and wife team of Boston Symphony violinist Tatiana Dimitriades and pianist Jonathan Bass – will kick off the Music & More 2015 season at the historic Meeting House on the Village Green on Saturday, August 8, at 4:30pm, with a concert featuring music by Beethoven, Brahms, Martinu, and Faure.
The stylistically varied program includes sonatas by Beethoven (Op. 30 No. 3 in G Major, No.8), Martinu (No. 3, H.303 ), Brahms Sonatensatz, and Faure (Op. 13 in A Major). A reception for the artists will follow at the Meeting House Art Gallery.
The Boston Duo has been delighting Boston and Berkshire audiences for over 20 years. Tatiana Dimitirades has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1987 and frequently appears in chamber groups at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. Jonathan 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 both in Boston and at Tanglewood.
Next Music and More events:
August 22: Dane Johansen, cello; Victor Stanislavsky, piano
Internationally acclaimed cello virtuoso Dane Johansen will grace the stage of the New Marlborough Meeting House. Joined on stage by Victor Stanislavsky, one of the most outstanding and exciting pianists of the young generation in Israel today, Johansen will perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 3 in A major (1808), Elliott Carter’s Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948) and Edvard Grieg’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 (1882).
August 29: Frank Kelley, tenor; Joshua Rifkin, piano
American tenor Frank Kelley and pianist Joshua Rifkin will bring to the New Marlborough Meeting House stage one of Franz Schubert’s most beloved song cycles, Die schöne Müllerin. Die schöne Müllerin (the Lovely Maid of the Mill), based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, is a love story and a journey from optimism to despair. Considered one of Schubert’s most important cycles and one of the pinnacles of Lied, it is also the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed and recorded.
The 2015 season of Music and More is dedicated to its late founder and director, Harold Lewin, who passed away in November 2014.
The Meeting House on the Village Green is located at 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. For complete schedule, event details, and ticket information call 413.229.2785 or visit Music & More.
About Music and More
Music & More, founded by Harold Lewin (1929 – 2014), is a unique multi-arts series presented in New Marlborough’s Meeting House on the Village Green. In its 24th season, Music & More continues its vital contribution to the vibrant musical community of the Berkshires, offering outstanding chamber music and literary events with today’s finest musicians and writers. A program of the New Marlborough Village Association, this unique multi-genre series hosts exceptional established and next-generation musicians, writers and other creative artists in performance in a beautiful New England setting.