Ensemble: members of NEC Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra

Artists: Jeffrey Work (Trumpet), John Gibbons (Harpsichord), James Buswell (Violin), Gabriela Diaz (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Carol Ou (Cello), Elizabeth Burns (Double Bass), Alicia Mielke (Flute), Mark McEwen (Oboe), Alexis Lanz (Clarinet), Sebastian Chaves (Bassoon), Jason Snider (French Horn), Pei-Shan Lee (Piano), Edwin Barker (Double Bass)

First Monday 30th Anniversary Season

First Monday arrived at Jordan Hall on October 7, 1985. 30 years later, we’re still celebrating the best of chamber music, with imaginative programming, splendid artists, and musical conversation under the direction (or should we say devotion) of Laurence Lesser, occupant of the Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music.

We’ll pay tribute to our start by scattering performances of works done during that inaugural season throughout the current season of six concerts, featuring as much as possible the musicians who performed them back then. As always we strive for the perfect mix of familiar masterpieces and the new and unfamiliar. Still in stunning Jordan Hall and still free! Let’s see how long we can keep it up!

The first work on the first program is Stravinsky's Greeting Prelude "Happy Birthday," composed in honor of the conductor Pierre Monteux.

Program

Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson HWV 57
Jeffrey Work (Trumpet), John Gibbons (Harpsichord), James Buswell (Violin), Gabriela Diaz (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Carol Ou (Cello), Elizabeth Burns (Double Bass)

Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31
Slow and indolent
Faster
Lively, still faster
With motion, as before
Joyous and flowing
Tempo I
Alicia Mielke (Flute), Mark McEwen (Oboe), Alexis Lanz (Clarinet), Sebastian Chaves (Bassoon), Jason Snider (French Horn)

Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout"
Allegro vivace
Andante
Scherzo: Presto
Thema con variazioni: Andantino
Finale: Allegro giusto
Pei-Shan Lee (Piano), James Buswell (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Carol Ou (Cello), Edwin Barker (Double Bass)

Date: October 6, 2014 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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