Alter Egos

Alter Egos

Annual Nason A. Hurowitz Memorial Concert

Friday, April 4 @7:30 PM
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg
Pre-concert talk @7:00 PM

Sunday, April 6 @4 PM
Shapiro Hall at Joy of Music
1 Gorham Street, Worcester
Pre-concert talk @3:30 PM

Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Romeo and Juliet, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, and Psycho. We know them best for their iconic movie scores, but the composers on this program also produced an impressive catalogue of classical music. Join us for an evening of chamber music by John Williams, Nino Rota, and Bernard Hermann and get to know their other sides.

Nino Rota
Trio for flute, violin, and piano ♦ listen

John Williams
Duo Concertante for violin and viola ♦ listen

Bernard Hermann
Souvenirs de Voyage for clarinet and string quartet ♦ listen

With guest Amy Advocat, clarinet

Generously sponsored by Martha Grace

Adults $40, Seniors $36
College Students $10

EBT/WIC/ConnectorCare $5
Youth 17 and under free

Tracy Kraus, flute
Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
Rohan Gregory, violin
Mark Berger,  viola
David Russell, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Guest Artist

Amy Advocat | clarinetSought out for her “dazzling” (Boston Globe) performances with “extreme control and beauty” (The Clarinet Journal), Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Alarm Will Sound, Sound Icon, Guerilla Opera, Firebird Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Collage New Music, and Dinosaur Annex.

Amy is a founding member of the bass clarinet and marimba duo, Transient Canvas, with whom she has commissioned and premiered hundreds of new works and released three albums to critical acclaim. Transient Canvas regularly tours across the United States and Europe, including featured performances at New Music Gathering (San Francisco/Boston), SoundNOW Festival (Atlanta), Alba Music Festival (Italy), Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh), Outpost Concert Series (Los Angeles), and more. Their debut album, Sift, was released in August 2017 on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it “one of the more refreshing things I’ve heard in recent years.” Their second album, Wired, was named a top local album of 2018 by The Boston Globe with I Care If You Listen raving “Transient Canvas is a tour de force and this record is a must-add to any new music lover’s library.”

Equally at home with more traditional classical music, Amy Advocat has also performed with Odyssey Opera, Boston Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She was twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and has participated at the New Hampshire Music Festival, Monadnock Music, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), New York String Orchestra Seminar, Virginia Arts Festival, Spoleto USA Festival, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Amy Advocat is a proud endorsing artist with Conn-Selmer and Henri Selmer Paris Clarinets.