piano, strings, voices, and winds
We are busy planning for the 2019 season of Concerts at 7. We will again offer four chamber music concerts on the four Mondays in August at the Congregational Church in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
Our first concert, on August 5, will be a solo recital by the extraordinary pianist Mia Chung. Her program will include Eight Memories in Watercolor by the contemporary Chinese composer Tan Dun; Beethoven’s Sonata no. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”; Piano Bells by the Chinese-American composer Zhou Long; Ravel’s piano suite Miroirs; and Franz Liszt’s arrangement of Robert Schumann’s song Widmung.
For our August 12 concert, we have invited the New York vocal quartet Caladrius—Danya Katok, soprano; Heather Petrie, contralto; Sean Fallen, tenor; Enrico Lagasca, bass—for a concert of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque motets and madrigals for one to four voices—both unaccompanied and with lute accompaniment—by Adrian Batten, Salamone Rossi, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Farmer, Claudio Monteverdi, Hildegard von Bingen, Pérotin le Grand, Thomas Morley, John Dowland, and Orlando Gibbons, as well as a large portion of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and Clément Janequin’s Le Chant des Oiseaux. Listen to Caladrius:
The following week, August 19, will mark the return to Concerts at 7 of the versatile and ubiquitous pianist Gregory Hayes and colleagues to perform Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds and Elliot Carter’s quintet for the same ensemble.
For our fourth and last concert, on August 26, the Borromeo String Quartet will return for their third appearance on our series. Their program will include Charles Ives’s Quartet no. 2 and Beethoven’s Quartet op. 130, with the original last movement, the magnificent grosse Fuge.
All programs are subject to change. Return to this page for updates, or ask us to put your name on our mailing list.