Community Chamber Concerts


BSO Community Chamber Concerts provide high quality, relevant and engaging free chamber music performances by BSO musicians in community venues throughout Massachusetts.
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.  

2019-20 Free Community Chamber Concert Dates
Free admission, reservations required - please check back in the fall for reservation information.

Sunday, Oct 13 (Taconic HS, Pittsfield)
Sunday, Oct 20 (Codman Sq Health Ctr, Dorchester)

SCHUBERT String Quintet in C, D.956 (55’)

Alexander Velinzon & Tatiana Dimitriades, violin;
Danny Kim, viola; Mickey Katz & Adam Esbensen, cello

Friday, Nov 1 (FENWAY CENTER)
Sunday, Nov 10 (Methuen Memorial Music Hall)

GRIEG String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 (33’)
Oleg PONOMAREV Polonez (8’)
Milan BÁCHOREK Concerto Fantasia, for cimbalom and string quartet (9’)
Arr. BEWICK Selection of Norwegian Folk Tunes (8’)

Bonnie Bewick & Ala Jojatu, violin; Rebekah Edewards, viola; Mickey Katz, cello;
Lawrence Wolfe, bass; Ken Bewick, guitar; Nicholas Tolle, cimbalom

Sunday, Nov 24 (Bunker Hill CC)
Sunday, December 1 (Linde Center Studio E, Tanglewood)

KODÁLY Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 (25’)
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 74, The Harp (31’)

Victor Romanul & Xin Ding, violin; Daniel Getz, viola; Adam Esbensen, cello

Friday, Nov 22 (FENWAY CENTER)
Sunday, Nov 24 (MA College of Liberal Arts, N. Adams)

Gabriela Lena FRANK Kanto Kechua No. 2 (5’)
HAYDN String Quartet in D, Op. 76, No. 2(20’)
DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 11 in C, Op. 61 (30’)
Stephan KONCZ A New Satiesfaction (feat. Gymnopédie No. 1) (5’)

Lucia Lin & Julianne Lee, violin; Rebecca Gitter, viola; Owen Young, cello

Sunday, Jan 12 (Curtis Hall Comm. Ctr, JP)
Sunday, Jan 19 (WBUR CitySpace, Brighton)

BEETHOVEN String Quintet in C, Op. 29 (35’)
COLGRASS Variations for Four Drums and Viola (22’)

Alexander Velinzon & Julianne Lee, violin; Cathy Basrak & Steven Laraia, viola;
Adam Esbensen, cello; Timothy Genis, percussion

Sunday, March 1 (Springdale Barrel Room, Framingham)
Sunday, March 8 (First Church, Roxbury)

Reena ESMAIL Tuttarana (4’)
Lauren BERNOFSKY Passacaglia (6’)
Elena RUEHR Five Dance Overtures (8’)
PREVIN Four Outings for Brass Quintet (16’)
SUSATO Five Dances, from Danserye (10’)

Benjamin Wright & Thomas Siders, trumpet; Rachel Childers, horn;
Stephen Lange, trombone; James Markey, bass trombone

Sunday, April 5 (Linde Center Studio E, Tanglewood)
Friday, April 10 (FENWAY CENTER)

Doug BALLIETT Beast Fight (10’)
Katherine BALCH Kalesa Ed Kaluca, for seven double basses(10’)
FRANÇAIX Duo Baroque (18’)
BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selections, for double basses) (15’)

Eric Finbarr Carey, tenor; Charles Overton, harp;
Benjamin Levy, Dennis Roy, Lawrence Wolfe, John Stovall,
Todd Seeber, Thomas Van Dyck, Carl Anderson, double bass

[Community Chamber Concerts] Interested in Hosting a BSO Community Chamber Concert in Your Neighborhood?
We are always on the lookout for new communities with which to connect through this concert series. 
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