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All Corners: Free for all Concert in Upham's Corner
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

All Corners: Free for all Concert in Upham's Corner

Musicians
Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas, violin
Hsin-Lin Tsai, violin
Michelle LaCourse, viola
Hye Min Choi, viola
Hyun Ji Kwon, cello

Concert Program
Brahms - String Quintet #2 in G major, Op. 111
Dvořák - Cypresses for string quartet, B.152
Viola Duets -

Bartók: Duos

Frank Bridge: Lament

Free. $20 suggested donation.

Transit and parking:

  • On street parking is available on Cushing Ave and Mt. Cushing Terrace near the church. Additional street parking is available on Columbia Road, Dudley St., or Stoughton St. 

  • Free off-street parking is available in the Ramsey Street Municipal lot. Ramsey Street is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road behind CVS Pharmacy and Payless Shoes.

  • On Sunday, free parking is also available in the Citizen's Bank and Santander Bank parking lots. The Citizen's Bank lot is located at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, next to Bank of America. The Santander Bank lot is located in the rear of the bank at 585 Columbia Rd.

  • Commuter Rail: Take the Fairmount Indigo Line to Upham’s Corner station, it is less than 10 minutes’ walk to the church. 

  • Orange Line: T from Forest Hills station, then bus route #16 (Forest Hills) to Columbia Road at Hancock St. 

  • Red Line: T from Andrew Station, then bus route #16 (Forest Hills) or #17 (Field’s Corner) to Columbia Road at Dudley Street. 

  • Orange Line: T from Ruggles Station, then bus route #15 (Upham’s Corner) to Columbia Road opposite Cushing Avenue. 

This performance is free, thanks to the Boston Cultural Council, the Free for All Fund of The Boston Foundation, and our generous supporters.

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“My own idea, however -- of which I have been fully conscious since I found myself as a composer – is the brotherhood of peoples, brotherhood in spite of wars and conflicts, I try -- to the best of my ability -- to serve this idea in my music…” (Bartók)

Convergence Ensemble, led by Artistic Director and pianist Rachel Goodwin, continues its 2018 season with All Corners: Free For All Concert In Upham's Corner. This concert will be held in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, located in Dorchester’s Upham’s Corner.

Convergence Ensemble, dedicated to strengthening connections between artistic disciplines and disparate Boston neighborhoods, makes a bold statement in this program that features musicians from Korea, Taiwan, Spain and the United States playing the work of composers from Hungary, Germany-Austria, England, and Czechoslovakia.

Musicians performing October 21st for All Corners include Michelle LaCourse, a violist and chair of the string department at Boston University, Hsin-Lin Tsai and Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas (violin), Hye Min Choi (viola), who teaches at BU, and Hyun-Ji Kwon (cello), who also teaches at BU. These last four members each got their doctorates from the Boston University School of Music. All members of the group are affiliated with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and all hold various prominent  positions in Boston’s rich wealth of musical institutions.

The concert will feature the Brahms String Quintet in G, composed near the end of his life, at the height of his powers. As a young man inspired by love, Antonín Dvořák set to song a collection of poems entitled Cypresses, which he later arranged for a string quartet. Rounding out the program are viola duets, the Lament by English violist Frank Bridge; and the Duos of Hungarian Béla Bartók. Bartók’s Duos are full of wild contrasts and have a close relationship to the folk music of Hungary, which he devoted his life to collecting.

Founded in 2015 by pianist Rachel Goodwin, Convergence Ensemble’s work has been recognized by grants from The Boston Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Cultural Council, and the Avison Fund. Over her career as an Artistic Director, Goodwin has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council, has been a featured speaker for Chamber Music America, and has brought educational performances to schools and youth centers across Boston.



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In Praise...
May
6
3:30 PM15:30

In Praise...

In Praise... fuses tone poems and settings of poetry from new voices Allen Shearer and John McDonald with perennial favorites Brahms and  Schumann, and Iberian Renaissance composer Mateo Flecha.

Program

Mateo Flecha el Viejo  La Bomba
John McDonald Khayyam Quatrains
Schumann Bilder aus Osten (Pictures from the East)
Allen Shearer November Gold (5 Selections)
Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52  Brahms

Musicians

Sarah Joyce Cooper - soprano
Elizabeth Eschen - mezzo-soprano
Corey Dalton Hart - tenor
Will Prapestis - baritone
D’Anna Fortunato - mezzo-soprano
Rachel Goodwin - piano
Eileen Hutchins - piano


Venue is located 3 blocks from the Ruggles station stop on the Orange Line.

This performance is free, thanks to Boston Cultural Council, the Free for All Fund of The Boston Foundation, and our generous supporters.

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International Rising Stars
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

International Rising Stars

Musicians
Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas, violin
Hsin-Lin Tsai, violin
Michelle LaCourse, viola
Hye Min Choi, viola
Hyun Ji Kwon, cello

Concert Program
Mozart - Duo for Violin & Viola in G, KV 423
Joaquín Turina - "La Oración del Torero" for string quartet, Op. 34 (1925)
Brahms - String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

Tickets: available at the door or here: http://bpt.me/2919889

Directions
By T: Parish of All Saints is one block from the Ashmont stop on the MBTA Red Line
By Car: Take the S.E. Expressway (1-93) to Exit 11B (Ashmont/Granite Ave.), straight onto Granite Ave. to the third light, turn left onto Ashmont Street. Church is ¼ mile on the left. Parking is free.

 

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American Voice in Poetry and Song
Oct
30
3:00 PM15:00

American Voice in Poetry and Song

  • Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints (map)
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ARTISTS
Robert Honeysucker, baritone
Regie Gibson, literary performer
Rachel Goodwin, piano

THE PROGRAM
Songs rooted in the American Spirit

Lee Hoiby's setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech

Art Songs by Aaron CoplandSamuel Barber, John Duke, Howard Swanson, and Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, African-American composers from the Chicago Renaissance

Spirituals

Poetry by
Walt Whitman
Langston Hughes
e.e. cummings
E.A. Robinson
Kent Foreman
Regie Gibson

Directions
By T: All Saints Parish is one block from the Ashmont stop on the MBTA Red Line
By Car: Take the S.E. Expressway (1-93) to Exit 11B (Ashmont/Granite Ave.), straight onto Granite Ave. to the third light,turn left onto Ashmont Street. Church is ¼ mile on the left. Parking is free. www.allsaints.net.

Free, thanks to Boston Cultural Council, the Free for All Fund of The Boston Foundation, and our generous supporters. Thank you.

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Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Inaugural Gala Benefit

Musicians
D'Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Honeysucker, Baritone
Klaudia Szlachta, Violin
Michelle LaCourse, Viola
Hyun-Ji Kwon, Cello
Rachel Goodwin, Piano

Concert Program
Mozart-Bach: Prelude & Fugue in Dm for String Trio, K. 404a
Schubert: String Trio #1 in Bb, D. 471
Frank Bridge: 3 Songs (mezzo, viola, piano)
Mozart: Duo for Violin & Viola in G, K. 423
Brahms: Duets, Op. 28 (alto, baritone, piano)
Celius Dougherty: Settings of American Folk Songs (mezzo, baritone, piano)

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