Here’s the annual early spring concert round-up – something for everyone! Come and hear the wonderful musicians of FUUSN in concert on Sunday, February 11, 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary. You’ll hear solo and chamber music by Debussy, Martinů, and Brahms, and “Motion”, a work for saxophone and piano four hands, by Adam Epstein. The FUUSN Band will play a little bluegrass, original jazz and rock compositions by Cook, Highfield, MacWilliams, and Wadsworth, and MORE. This is a concert with a fantastic array of musical styles and moods. The concert is FREE and open to all – families welcome!!!
The Mystic Chorale presents its annual Gospel concert on Saturday, February 24 at Tremont Temple (www.mysticchorale.org). Led by award winning gospel director Jonathan Singleton, the 250 voices strong chorale and 5-piece band present a joyful and spirit-filled performance featuring eclectic music rooted in the African American gospel tradition.
Yahad/Together – Chorus pro Musica Concert Saturday March 10, 8:00 pm. At this, a time when “the nations rage,” Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms reminds us “how good, how pleasant it is, to dwell together in unity.” Bach’s Cantata 140, is one of his most popular works.
The Commonwealth Chorale will present The Wound in the Water, by acclaimed young Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen. The text, by UK-based poet and librettist Euan Tait, evokes a world in pain in which we are divided by greed from one another and exiled from our own capacity for love. With stirring orchestration for strings and piano and luscious vocals, Arnesen’s ultimately uplifting work concludes with hope for healing and a shared song Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 pm
And: The Boston Symphony Orchestra offers wonderful Family Concerts. “Learning By Heart” – A journey of Exploration and Engagement” will be on Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am & 12 noon (pre-concert activities from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.). www.bso.org. –Anne Watson Born