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December 2019

A Holiday Benefit: An Afternoon of Music & Storytelling

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5 – $20

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music and  family-friendly activities.  Be enchanted as musiConnects and our special guest storyteller weave a magical winter tale.  Music will include familiar classical favorites as well as newly scripted works.  Visit the oookie decorating table and frost your own treat.  Take a chance on a raffle.  Bring your neighbors and friends to celebrate the winter holidays with stories, music, dancing and sweets!

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Schumann’s Piano Quartet

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$22 – $49

The critically-acclaimed Chameleon Arts Ensemble brings together imagination, poetry, and invention with a sumptuous chamber music program exploring the hazy intersections between sleeping and waking, life and dreams. Robert Schumann’s much-loved E-flat Major Piano Quartet is an exhilarating reflection of humanity in all its complexity and contradiction and Gabriel Fauré’s song cycle, La chanson d'Ève, reveals the Garden of Eden with its sensual delights. Alongside these classics are Helen Grime’s evocation of the harvest moon, Luna for flute, oboe, clarinet,…

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Cultural Survival Bazaar

December 14 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 6:00 pm
cambridge rindge and latin school, 459 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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$3 – $12

This family-friendly festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from dozens of countries. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to exchange, connect, and build community. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Since 1975, Cultural Survival's Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia,…

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February 2020

Chameleon Up Close: Harp Trios by Debussy, Ravel, Rameau, Gubaidulina

February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, 02116
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$44 – $49

Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its popular Up Close recital series with a program of harp trios at the crossroads of the old and the new, featuring flutist Deborah Boldin, violist Scott Woolweaver, and harpist Franziska Huhn. Debussy’s classic recalls the elegance of the French baroque, enrobed in his gorgeous 20th century sound world. Sofia Gubaidulina’s Garden of Joy and Sorrows similarly blends past and present through delicate whispers and otherworldly effects. Rounding out the program are Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin…

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its 2019-2020 chamber music series with a tribute to Mozart titled “whose fragments we inherit.” Romanticized by history as the ultimate child prodigy, Mozart produced a staggering body of work in his 36 short years, glorious music of crystalline clarity and sublime beauty. With a masterpiece among masterpieces, his Quintet in A Major, K. 581 gave birth to the voice and soul of the clarinet. Steven Stucky’s Serenade for wind quintet brings Mozart’s popular entertainment…

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its 2019-2020 chamber music series with a tribute to Mozart titled “whose fragments we inherit.” Romanticized by history as the ultimate child prodigy, Mozart produced a staggering body of work in his 36 short years, glorious music of crystalline clarity and sublime beauty. With a masterpiece among masterpieces, his Quintet in A Major, K. 581 gave birth to the voice and soul of the clarinet. Steven Stucky’s Serenade for wind quintet brings Mozart’s popular entertainment…

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March 2020

Chameleon Up Close: Piano Trios by Schubert, Tower & Clara Schumann

March 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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$44 – $49

At its best, chamber music is a conversation between friends, and nowhere is that more apparent than within the piano trio genre, grand canvases filled with intimate expression. Join violinist Robyn Bollinger, cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer, and pianist Vivian Choi for a Chameleon Up Close recital exploring these themes. Clara Schumann’s under-appreciated gem – her g minor Piano Trio – embodies the drama of the Romantic era with transparency and grace. Joan Tower’s Big Sky, is inspired by the expansive beauty…

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April 2020

Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Shostakovich, Beethoven, Haas, Part

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

Resilience of the human spirit is the central theme for the Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s April program. Pavel Haas completed his third String Quartet in 1938 as Czechoslovakia was being annexed, three years before he was interned at the Terezín camp and later murdered at Auschwitz. His singular musical language carried forward the Czech traditions instilled in him by his teacher Janáček, with influences of Jewish and Moravian folksong, chant, and jazz. While at Terezín, he wrote: “Our will to create…

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May 2020

Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Brahms, Schumann, Gideon, Szymanowski

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

Chameleon Arts Ensemble closes its 22nd chamber music season with “a thousand tales sung” featuring five fantastical works of whimsy and enchantment. Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola, and piano transports us to a magical world of innocence and fairy tales while Miriam Gideon offers a parody of children’s verse with her Rhymes from the Hill for soprano, clarinet, cello, and marimba. Karol Szymanowski’s 1915 Mythes for violin and piano conjures shimmering reflections of Narcissus and Pan, and William Alwyn…

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