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FREE Community Chamber Concert
Davis Museum
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
SOLD OUT
2:15 p.m. - “Community Conversations” with a member of the BSO and Robert Kirzinger, Associate Director of Program Publications

Boston Symphony Orchestra

General Admission

Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians.

Featured Performers

Tatiana Dimitriades, violin
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Born and raised in New York, Tatiana Dimitriades attended the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.  She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an artist diploma, from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was awarded the performer's certificate in recognition of outstanding musical performance.  A recipient of the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, Ms. Dimitriades has also won the Guido Chigi Saracini Prize, presented by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena, Italy, on the occasion of the Paganini Centenary, and the Mischa Pelz Prize of the National Young Musicians Foundation Debut Competition in Los Angeles. 

Ms. Dimitriades joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 1987-88 season.  An active chamber musician, she is a member of the Boston Artists Ensemble, Boston Conservatory Chamber Ensemble, and Walden Chamber Players.  Ms. Dimitriades now teaches at the Boston Conservatory.  She was concertmaster of the Newton Symphony Orchestra, with which she appeared often as a concerto soloist, and is currently the concertmaster of the New Philharmonia Orchestra.  She continues to perform frequently in recital and chamber music performances throughout New England.  Other solo performances have included a Carnegie Recital Hall appearance sponsored by the Associated Music Teachers of New York and an appearance as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto at the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Tatiana Dimitriades, violin Glen Cherry, violin
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Violinist Glen Cherry grew up in a musical family in South Dakota. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to study with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to attending several summer music festivals, he was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow for three summers. Mr. Cherry performed with the National Symphony Orchestra for three years before moving to Boston. Prior to that, he served as Associate Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. His most recent chamber music activities have included performing on the First Monday concert series at Jordan Hall and performing and recording with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. He joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in January 2006.

Glen Cherry, violin
Rebecca Gitter, viola
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Born in Canada, Rebecca Gitter began studying Suzuki violin at seven and viola at thirteen. In May 2001 she received her bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Robert Vernon, having previously studied in Toronto, Ontario. While at CIM she was the recipient of the Institute's Annual Viola Prize and the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola, and twice received honorable mention in the school's concerto competition, resulting in solo performances. Among other honors, she was the 2000 recipient of Toronto's Ben Steinberg Jewish Musical Legacy Award and, prior to her BSO appointment, was offered a position in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She was a summer participant in the Taos School of Music, the Marlboro Festival, Ravinia's Steans Institute for Young Artists, and the National Academy and National Youth Orchestras of Canada. Ms. Gitter joined the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in August 2001.

Rebecca Gitter, viola Rachel Fagerburg, viola
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Rachel Fagerburg joined the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in December 1989. She can be heard frequently in Prelude concerts at Symphony Hall and in chamber music performances in the Boston area and in the Berkshires. She was a member of the Renard String Quartet with fellow BSO members and has been a soloist with the Boston Pops under both John Williams and Keith Lockhart. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, she was a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1980. Ms. Fagerburg's teachers included Heidi Castleman and Eugene Lehner at the New England Conservatory and Abraham Skernick at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra she was a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Opera Company of Boston, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston Ballet Orchestra.


 

Rachel Fagerburg, viola
Adam Esbensen, cello
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Adam Esbensen joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2008 after spending five years as a cellist with the Oregon Symphony. Mr. Esbensen began his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Stephen Geber. He went on to earn a master of music degree and performance award from the Mannes College of Music. During his two years in New York City he studied with Timothy Eddy and performed around the state as part of the Mozart and Chopin festivals. Mr. Esbensen joined the cello section of the Louisville Orchestra in 2001, where he played for two years before moving back to his home state of Oregon. While living in Portland, he took an interest in new music as a member of the Fear No Music ensemble and at the Ernest Bloch Composer's Symposium. He has spent summers at festivals in Taos, Vail, Spoleto-Italy, Bellingham, and San Luis Obispo. Mr. Esbensen's other teachers and influences include Hamilton Cheifetz, John Kadz, and Pamela Frame.

 

Member of the Boston Cello Quartet.

Adam Esbensen, cello