Artists: Jacquelyn Stucker (Soprano), Ian Howell (Countertenor), Charles Blandy (Tenor), Michael Meraw (Baritone), Paula Robison (Flute), Jessica Zhou (Harp), Dimitri Murrath (Viola), Russell Sherman (Piano), Yura Lee (Violin), Laurence Lesser (Cello)
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!
Des Préz: Madrigals
Jacquelyn Stucker (Soprano), Ian Howell (Countertenor), Charles Blandy (Tenor), Michael Meraw (Baritone)
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L 137
Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato
Interlude: Tempo di menuetto
Finale: Allegro moderato ma resoluto
Paula Robison (Flute), Jessica Zhou (Harp), Dimitri Murrath (Viola)
Shostakovich: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Andante - Moderato
Allegro non troppo
Russell Sherman (Piano), Yura Lee (Violin), Laurence Lesser (Cello)
Date: December 1, 2014 - 8:00PM
Location: NEC's Jordan Hall
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