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Chameleon Arts Ensemble

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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 Arts Ensemble performs Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 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 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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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Brahms, Schumann, Gideon, Szymanowski

May 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - May 11, 2020 @ 6:00 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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