Artists: Soovin Kim (Violin), Kristopher Tong (Violin), Maria Lambros (Viola), Mai Motobuchi (Viola), Paul Katz (Cello), Lisa Saffer (Soprano), John Ferrillo (Oboe), John Gibbons (Harpsichord), Joanna Kurkowicz (Violin), Rafael Popper-Keizer (Cello), Ya-Fei Chuang (Piano), Kim Kashkashian (Viola)

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!


Beethoven: Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro
Soovin Kim (Violin), Kristopher Tong (Violin), Maria Lambros (Viola), Mai Motobuchi (Viola), Paul Katz (Cello)

Bach: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 "Wedding Cantata"
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten
Die Welt wird wieder neu
Phöbus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnügen
Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen
Und dieses ist das Glücke
Sich üben im Lieben
So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe
Sehet in Zufriedenheit
Lisa Saffer (Soprano), John Ferrillo (Oboe), John Gibbons (Harpsichord), Joanna Kurkowicz (Violin), Kristopher Tong (Violin), Mai Motobuchi (Viola), Rafael Popper-Keizer (Cello)

Elgar: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 84
Moderato - Allegro
Andante - Allegro
Ya-Fei Chuang (Piano), Soovin Kim (Violin), Joanna Kurkowicz (Violin), Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Paul Katz (Cello)

Date: November 3, 2014 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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