Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

Annual Tom Keil Memorial Concert

Friday, September 27 @7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
9 Ayer Road, Harvard
Pre-concert talk @7:00 PM

Sunday, September 29 @4 PM
Jeanne Y. Curtis Hall at Assumption University
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Pre-concert talk @3:30 PM

Out of darkness comes light.  The idea of “light” takes on multiple meanings in our season opening concert. The bright exuberance of the Jazz Age that followed World War I is brilliantly captured in Schulhoff’s Flute Sonata.  Arvo Pärt Fratres and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet simultaneously reflect and reject the restrictive Soviet dictatorship.  Eastman’s Joy Boy exposes the contradiction of Black joy in the racial crucible of the American South of the 1970s.

Erwin Schulhoff
Sonata for flute and piano ♦ listen

Arvo Pärt
Fratres, for string quartet ♦ listen

Julius Eastman
Joy Boy ♦ listen

Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57 ♦ listen

9/27 performance is funded in part by the Bolton and Lancaster Cultural Councils, local agencies funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Adults $32-$40
Seniors $28-$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