Monday, April 1st, 2019

Lorelei Ensemble to perform with members of the Bucknell University Choirs at the Weis Center

Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble will join forces with members of the Bucknell University Choirs to present James Kallembach’s new oratorio Antigone: the Writings of Sophie Scholl on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Beth Willer will serve as conductor for the performance. The performance is free and tickets are not required. In the first half of the Weis Center performance, Lorelei Ensemble will present choral works by John Luther Adams, Maggie Payne, David Lang and Pavel Chesnokov. After intermission, the vocal ensemble will perform James Kallembach’s new oratorio for treble choir and cello […]

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Aizuri Quartet teams up with five rising composers to present new project, Intricate Machines, in free Atrium performance at Weis Center

Internationally-distinguished string quartet, Aizuri Quartet, will present a new project, Intricate Machines, on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. General admission seating is first-come, first-seated. Celebrating America’s compositional diversity and talent, Intricate Machines pairs the acclaimed Aizuri Quartet with rising American composers Nina C. Young, Sky Macklay, Daniel Temkin, Phil Taylor, and Katherine Balch. The five works on the program were all written since 2013. Co-curated with composers Daniel Temkin and Phil Taylor, the project features composers of diverse styles, […]

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Classical Performance Will Feature Piano Soloist

Jasper String Quartet, featuring Qing Jiang on piano, will perform on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. The ensemble includes: J Freivogel and Karen Kim, violins, Sam Quintal, viola and Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello. While at the Weis Center, they will perform Joseph Haydn: Quartet in Bb Major Op. 76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise’, Joan Tower: Wild Summer (2018 commission for the Jasper String Quartet), Shelley Washington: Middleground and Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2, A major, Op. 81, featuring Qing Jiang on piano. “The Jaspers…match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2019

St. Olaf Orchestra to perform free classical concert at Weis Center, Acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang featured

St. Olaf Orchestra, featuring Sarah Chang on violin, will perform on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is free and tickets are not required.  The performance is family-friendly and is suggested for grades 5 and above. Named “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. Founded in 1906, the ensemble has been heralded as one of the best collegiate orchestras in the country and was named the winner of the 2013 American Prize for […]

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to be Joined by Accordion and Mandolin Duo at Weis Center

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the unconventional duo of Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital and Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova in a program called Stars Aligned on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig. One of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras, Orpheus has recorded 71 albums, including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and has commissioned and premiered 48 original works. The members of Orpheus rotate musical leadership roles for each work. In Stars Aligned, Orpheus welcomes two innovative artists who are reinventing their time-honored […]

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Ensemble Specializing in Baroque Classical Music to perform at Weis Center with Acclaimed Countertenor

Les Violons du Roy will perform with renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Cohen from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is in honor of George Jenks. Les Violons du Roy with a core membership of 15 players specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra and performs in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the baroque […]

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Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cuban Symphony will play works by Tchaikovsky, Roldan and Beethoven at the Weis Center

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform world-renowned classical works on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bob and Dede Gronlund. While at the Weis Center, they will perform: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Roldan’s Tres Pequeños Poemas (Three Poems), Piano Concerto/Rachmaninoff Rhapsody featuring Yekwon Sunwoo, De Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Please note that the program repertoire has […]

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble Showcases Early and Contemporary Vocal Repertoire for Women’s Voices

Lorelei Ensemble, an ensemble of nine women who are committed to expanding the repertoire for women’s voices, will perform on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Heralded for its “warm, lithe and beautifully blended” sound by The New York Times “impeccable musicality” by The Boston Globe and unfailing display of the “elegance, power, grace and beauty of the human voice” by the Boston Music Intelligencer, the […]

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Friday, November 10th, 2017

A Far Cry brings “The Blue Hour” to life

It is very rare to witness a multitude of moving artistic parts come together so ingeniously in the name of creating one body of work. This is just what occurred at the Weis Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9 with an exquisite performance of a piece entitled the “The Blue Hour” by A Far Cry string orchestra and vocals from Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. The piece was a creative collaboration that came to fruition from the works of five notable female composers – Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider – and featured […]

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Shanghai Quartet performs with pianist Qing Jiang

The Shanghai Quartet with Qing Jiang, piano will perform Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12, Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3 (commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet), and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional […]

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