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FREE Community Chamber Concert
Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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 Lucia Lin, violin
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Lucia Lin made her debut performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11. Since then, she has been a prizewinner of numerous competitions, including the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. She has performed in solo recitals throughout the U.S., making her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in March 1991, and has appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.

A frequent collaborator in chamber music, Ms. Lin is a member of the Muir String Quartet, the quartet in residence at Boston University. She is also a founding member of the Boston Trio and the chamber group Innuendo. She has performed in the Sapporo Music Festival, Taos Festival, Da Camera Society in Houston, St. Barts Music Festival, and Barbican Hall Chamber Series in London. She has also recorded for Nonesuch Records as a guest of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, New World Records on a disc featuring the works of Bright Sheng, and most recently on a recording featuring the works of Gabriela Lena Frank.

A native of Champaign, Illinois, Ms. Lin received her bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and her master's degree at Rice University in Houston. Important musical influences include Sergiu Luca, Paul Rolland, Josef Gingold, Dorothy DeLay, and Louis Krasner.

Ms. Lin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1985 and served as assistant concertmaster from 1988 to 1991 and 1996 to 98. During the 1991-92 season, she was acting concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and during the 1994 to 1996 seasons, she served as joint concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra

Lucia Lin, violin
Danny Kim
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Violist Danny Kim joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2016-17 season and was appointed 3rd chair of the viola section during the 2017-2018 season. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he earned his master of music degree in viola performance from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes. Having begun his musical studies at a young age on the violin with his mother, Ellen Kim, he transitioned to the viola in high school under Sabina Thatcher. Mr. Kim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with Sally Chisholm, receiving a B.A. in viola performance and a certificate in East Asian Studies. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, where he won the Maurice Schwartz Prize, he has participated in such festivals as the Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne, Aspen, and Marlboro and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro. As a teacher, he was in residence with El Sistema in Caracas and the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute in Ely, Minnesota. Mr. Kim has performed with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Metropolis Ensemble in collaboration with Questlove and The Roots, and the New York Classical Players. He appeared on Sesame Street with conductor Alan Gilbert and participates in the BSO's Concerts for Very Young People at Boston Children's Museum. As an avid chamber musician, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Concordia Chamber Players, and Pro Arte Quartet, and collaborated with artists including Joseph Silverstein, Peter Wiley, Marcy Rosen, Richard O'Neill, Charles Neidich, Anthony McGill, among others. Mr. Kim toured South Korea in 2014 with his string quartet, Quartet Senza Misura, and violist Richard O'Neill, and was also a tenured member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra while earning his undergraduate degree. Following the BSO's summer 2018 tour of Europe, he joins Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Germany, for the fall of the 2018-2019 season as a part of the BSO-Gewandhaus Alliance.

Danny Kim 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
Oliver Aldort, cello
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Oliver Aldort joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2015.

Raised on Orcas Island, in Washington State, Oliver Aldort began his musical studies on cello and piano at the age of six. He gave his debut recital at age seven, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras since the age of ten. Among these were performances with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Newton Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. Mr. Aldort was co-principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in the 2013/14 season, and has performed at the Verbier Festival Academy, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Steans Music Institute at Ravinia.

Mr. Aldort has appeared on KOMO TV's Northwest Afternoon, NPR's From the Top, and CBC Radio. He was also featured in the 2008 British TV documentary The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies. He has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2007 MTNA Junior Competition, as well as the 2008 and 2010 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.

Mr. Aldort received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in May, 2015. His major teachers have included Carter Brey, Peter Wiley, Lynn Harrell, Ron Leonard and Amos Yang.

Oliver Aldort, cello Owen Young, cello
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Cellist Owen Young joined the BSO in August 1991. A frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts and festivals, he has also appeared as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras. He has appeared in the Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, Brevard, and St. Barth's music festivals and is a founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo. Mr. Young's performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. He has performed frequently with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised concert "James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre" in New York City. Mr. Young was formerly on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music; is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music; and is active in Project STEP (String Training and Education Program for students of color). From 1991 to 1996 he was a Harvard-appointed resident tutor and director of concerts in Dunster House at Harvard University. His teachers included Elinor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. Mr. Young holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University. He was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1986 and 1987. After winning an Orchestra Fellowship in 1987, he played with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony in 1988-89. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony in 1986-87 and of the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1989 until he joined the BSO in 1991.

Owen Young, cello