Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

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Night Music

WCMS will be joined two acclaimed musicians: Rhonda Rider, cello (left) and Ashleigh Gordon, viola (right); and for a nocturnal program that examines the dark hours from a variety of angles. Arthur Foote’s dreamy A Night Piece and Franz Schubert’s elegant Notturno highlight its amiable sides. Meanwhile, Luigi Boccherini’s Night […]

Elegy

The final Main Stage concert of the season presents a set of musical memorials: Schubert’s Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ adapts one of the last songs from his great songs cycle Die schöne Müllerin. His D-minor String Quartet repurposes, in its slow movement, another of his lieder, “Death and the Maiden.” […]

A Slice of Pie

Enjoy an evening of Iberian- and guitar-inspired music. The Spanish spirit is alive and well in Falla’s spirited Suite Populaire Espagnole and Ponce’s Sonatina Meridional. The exceptionally charming Quartet for Flute, Guitar, Viola, and Cello composed by Matiegka and reworked by Schubert is the perfect complement to round out this […]

A Carnival of Animals, A Free Family Concert

A beloved Worcester tradition, the Worcester Chamber Music Society annual free family concert brings music to life through music and dance. John Deak’s “Eeyore Has A Birthday” is a fun telling of grumpy, old Eeyore. The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Youth Ballet Company joins WCMS musicians on stage for Saint-Saen’s “Carnival […]