Tag: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Concert Preview Performance: True Pearl, An Opera in Five Tapestries

Concert Preview Performance: True Pearl, An Opera in Five Tapestries

true pearl (2018) an opera, in five tapestries commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Music by David Lang Libretto by Sibyl Kempson Performed by Roomful of Teeth and the Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor true pearl is an opera made specifically to be seen and heard in the Tapestry Room of the Gardner Museum. The opera comprises five scenes—one for each tapestry in the Gardner’s spectacular 16th century Flemish series based on the life of King Cyrus of Persia—and […]

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Weekend Concert Series: Sergey Malov, Violoncello Da Spalla

Weekend Concert Series: Sergey Malov, Violoncello Da Spalla

PROGRAM Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites Nos. 2, 3, and 6 The remarkable violoncello da spalla—literally a cello “played on the shoulder”—has been almost completely forgotten. J.S. Bach loved the instrument and wrote expressly for it—it may, in fact, be the instrument for which he wrote one or more of his cello suites. This Boston debut by Sergey Malov, the world’s greatest performer on this extraordinary instrument, will change the way you hear this iconic music. Not to be missed! Tickets […]

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Rise: Terri Lyne Carrington, featuring Jas Kayser

Rise: Terri Lyne Carrington, featuring Jas Kayser

“IN THE SPIRIT OF RHYTHM” Legendary Boston jazz drummer, composer, singer, and three-time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington borrows from jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical, and R&B to syncopate your perception and tune your heartbeat. PROGRAM Terri Lyne Carrington | Jas Kayser Headliner: Terri Lyne Carrington Opening Act: Jas Kayser Pre-Show Act: L’Duke, formerly known as DJ Leah V Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Adults $27, seniors $24, members $17, students & children 7–17 $15 (children under 7 […]

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Weekend Concert Series: New York Festival of Song

Weekend Concert Series: New York Festival of Song

Songs from Leonard Bernstein’s hit Broadway shows anchor this program, which opens with Bernstein’s brilliant late song cycle, performed by the pianists of New York Festival of Song, who gave the world premiere in 1988 and won a Grammy® Award for their premiere recording. PROGRAM “Songs of Leonard Bernstein” Leonard Bernstein, Arias and Barcarolles (1988) Songs from On the Town (1944), Wonderful Town (1953), Candide (1956), West Side Story (1957), and more. New York Festival of Song is comprised of Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo soprano; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; and Steven […]

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Weekend Concert Series: Borromeo String Quartet

Weekend Concert Series: Borromeo String Quartet

This first concert in a two-year cycle of Mendelssohn’s six quartets features an eloquent mid-century quartet by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, based on African American spirituals. PROGRAM Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 (1827) Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 (1847) Leonard Bernstein (arr. N. Kitchen), Ilana, the Dreamer (c. 1950) Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, String Quartet No. 1, Calvary (1956) Tickets are required and include Museum admission. SECTION A: FLOOR LEVEL AND FIRST […]

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Weekend Concert Series: A Far Cry with Tai Murray, violin

Weekend Concert Series: A Far Cry with Tai Murray, violin

PROGRAM “Portraits” Leonard Bernstein, “Agathon,” from Serenade after Plato’s Symposium (1954) Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) Ottorino Respighi, Botticelli Triptych (1927) William Grant Still, “Mother and Child” from Suite for Violin and Piano (1943) Jessica Meyer, world-premiere Gardner Museum commission (2018)