Artists: Stephen Drury (Piano), Paul Biss (Violin), Laurence Lesser (Cello), Miriam Fried (Violin), Marcus Thompson (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. On this program, the Ives and Tchaikovsky are reprised from the first season.

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!


Ives: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello
TSIAJ: Presto
Moderato con moto
Stephen Drury (Piano), Paul Biss (Violin), Laurence Lesser (Cello)

Tchaikovsky: Quartet for Strings no 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30
Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato
Allegretto vivo e scherzando
Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto
Finale: Allegro non troppo e risoluto
Paul Biss (Violin), Miriam Fried (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Laurence Lesser (Cello)

Date: March 2, 2015 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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