chamber music

Palaver Strings: Sing to the Moon

Palaver Strings presents an evening of classical music and spoken word connected. Inspired by Laura Mvula’s song “Sing to the Moon,” this program deals with mental health issues both among musicians and in the world at large. Palaver will perform well-known works by composers who struggled with mental health, including Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninoff, along- […]


Pièces en Trio: Musical Delights from 18th-century France

The new season of Early Music Afternoons begins on Sunday, October 14, 2018, with a concert of chamber music from 18th-century France performed by flutists Peter H. Bloom and Na’ama Lion, viola da gambist Carol Lewis and theorbo and baroque guitar player Olav Chris Henriksen.  The quartet will play a variety of chamber works unique […]


Pièces en Trio: Musical Delights from 18th-century France

The new season of Music for Viols and Friends begins on Friday, October 12, 2018 with a concert of chamber music from 18th-century France performed by flutists Peter H. Bloom and Na’ama Lion, viola da gambist Carol Lewis and theorbo and baroque guitar player Olav Chris Henriksen.  The quartet will play a variety of chamber […]


Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the […]


Strings and Keys

Zograf String Quartet invites you to our spring event “Strings and Keys.” We are excited to welcome special guest Ona Jonaityte on the flute for Roussel’s Elpénor, and the rarely performed Suite for Flute and String Quartet by Richard Stöhr. Also on the program is Borodin’s 2nd String Quartet. Ona Jonaityte, flute Mina Lavcheva and […]


Mascharada! Musical Surprises from 17th-century Germany

The 2017-18 season of Early Music Afternoons will conclude on Sunday, April 15, 2018, with a concert of German baroque instrumental music featuring El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute & theorbo).  The program includes canzonas, dances, and music with […]


Around Hear Strives to Make Live Music Accessible

Somerville violinist Marji Gere knows firsthand that seeing live music can get expensive. “I just want it to be as accessible as possible for anyone to come,” she says. “It’s expensive to go out for concerts. We went out to one this weekend, a friend casually invited us, and we ended up paying $25. Maybe […]