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December 1969

PAST PERFORMANCES

January 2018

The Cape Cod Symphony

New Years Day Concert!

December 2017

A Taste of Vienna

A Taste of Vienna

Milford Ecumenical Service

Come here a beautiful service of music provided by members of Milford's Church Community! Free Admission.

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Pops!

The Cape Cod Symphony

Holiday Pops!

The Cape Cod Symphony

Holiday Pops!

The Cape Cod Symphony

Holiday Pops!

November 2017

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Youth Concerts

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Berlioz, Harold in Italy
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory

Berlioz, Harold in Italy
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Berlioz, Harold in Italy
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2

Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Viva America

August 2016

Sacred Heart of Jesus Chamber Music Series

Piano and Cello Sonatas of Prokofiev and Beethoven
Roxana Bajdechi Frizzi, Piano
Eleanor Blake, Cello

June 2016

Symphony on the Vineyard

The Cape Symphony is crossing the sound for Symphony on the Vineyard! We’ll cover Broadway to Hollywood plus stirring patriotic favorites in this quintessential summer experience.

Symphony on the Vineyard marks only the second time in Cape Symphony history that the orchestra has performed on one of the islands. Secure your tickets now and be there for this evening of glorious music in the gorgeous setting of the Tabernacle in Oaks Bluffs. Cape Cod native and Broadway star Fred Inkley will have us singing along to our favorite show tunes while Martha’s Vineyard hometown gal Siren Mayhew turns up the local flavor.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Chamber Music Series

The Craft Quintet presents Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.

May 2016

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Squ.

Salem Classical Presents the Craft String Quintet performing Schubert's String Quintet in C Major at Old Town Hall in the heart of historic Salem.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Chamber Music Series

PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

Joshua Peckins, Rasa Vitkauskaite, and Eleanor Blake will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s timeless Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 and Johannes Brahm’s loving Piano Trio Op. 8 in B Major.

This concert is free and open to the public.



Trinity Church 206 Clarendon ST.

Benjamin Britten: The Company of Heaven
Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings

Noye’s Fludde director Kirsten Cairns returns to lead a production of Britten’s The Company of Heaven, an exciting semi-staged work telling the story of angels through poetry, scripture, and music; with the Trinity Choirs and orchestra. Combined with this work will be the Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings, with soloist Colin Lynch.

Trinity Church 206 Clarendon ST.

Noye’s Fludde director Kirsten Cairns returns to lead a production of Britten’s The Company of Heaven, an exciting semi-staged work telling the story of angels through poetry, scripture, and music; with the Trinity Choirs and orchestra. Combined with this work will be the Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings, with soloist Colin Lynch.

1 Ave of the Arts

Rhode Island Philharmonic

WEBERN Passacaglia
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9

January 2014

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

NEW YEAR'S DAY

This is a modern take on a wonderful Viennese tradition—a fun, new mix of waltzes, polkas, light operettas and popular tunes. Our talented vocalists from last year can’t wait to return, and we can’t wait to introduce you to an intriguing concert pianist from Poland.

While we don’t want to spoil the surprise, here’s what Teller [of the famous Las Vegas duo Penn and Teller] has to say about this
up-and-coming artist: “He thrills you on the piano. He mystifies you with magical illusions. And he keeps you laughing with his impudent, charismatic charm." Yes, Auld Lang Syne has a very new twist.

December 2013

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

HOLIDAY POPS

It’s everyone’s favorite Holiday tradition – the CHSO and New World Chorale’s Holiday Pops celebration, featuring your favorite holiday songs that define the spirit of the season. Make The Grand Ballroom your “home for the holidays" – complete with eggnog, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa!

St. Mary of the Assumption Church; 19 Winter St.

Ecumenical Concert bringing together all of the churches in the greater Milford, MA area to celebrate the season. Directed by Robert Blake, Music Director of St. Mary of the Assumption.

FREE ADMISSION

November 2013

August 2013

TBA

Concert of music for Cello and Organ
Featuring:
Robert Blake, Jr., Organist
Eleanor Blake, Cellist

June 2013

Saint Mary of the Assumption Organ Benefit Concert; Music for Cello and Piano

Saint Mary of the Assumption Organ Benefit Concert
Music For Cello and Piano

Featuring:
Roxana Bajdechi
Eleanor Blake

This concert will include Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Op. 65,
by Frédéric Chopin; Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano (Arpeggione Sonata) by Franz Schubert, Romanian Rhapsody op 11/1 by Georg Enescu, and Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 86
by David Popper.
Saint Mary of the Assumption.

Student Studio Recital; Free Admission

Students of Eleanor Blake will perform in our annual Studio Recital. I will be performing Robert Schumann's Concerto in A minor with pianist Mark Whitlock. Reception to follow!

May 2013

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Children's concert. Includes Petting Zoo

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

BELA BARTOK | CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
CONCERTO SELECTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED


Our musicians must draw on every technical skill they have to take on the composer’s tremendous rhythmic and melodic variety. They must also have the tenacity for it. Like protagonists in a concerto, each section has a moment to shine in this exotic, mysterious and complex piece. The result is absolutely exhilarating.

Pairing this piece with the Soloist Finals has not been left to providence. Our three finalists will have the rare opportunity to perform with the orchestra; you will have the rare opportunity to decide their fate. Audience voting alone will determine who will be the next classical star, The Soloist.

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

BELA BARTOK | CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
CONCERTO SELECTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Our musicians must draw on every technical skill they have to take on the composer’s tremendous rhythmic and melodic variety. They must also have the tenacity for it. Like protagonists in a concerto, each section has a moment to shine in this exotic, mysterious and complex piece. The result is absolutely exhilarating.

Pairing this piece with the Soloist Finals has not been left to providence. Our three finalists will have the rare opportunity to perform with the orchestra; you will have the rare opportunity to decide their fate. Audience voting alone will determine who will be the next classical star, The Soloist.

April 2013

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 The Pastoral
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston


Zwilich, Shadows (Boston Premier)
Duparc, Aux étoiles
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter", KV. 551



The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

Pops Concert

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

BRAHMS' MASTERPIECE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH | PASSACAGLIA AND FUGUE IN C MINOR, BMV 582
ANTON WEBERN | PASSACAGLIA, OP. 1
BRETT ABIGAÑA | World Premiere PASSING ACQUAINTANCE (After George Frederic Handel and Johan Halvorsen)
JOHANNES BRAHMS | SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR, OP. 98

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

BRAHMS' MASTERPIECE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH | PASSACAGLIA AND FUGUE IN C MINOR, BMV 582
ANTON WEBERN | PASSACAGLIA, OP. 1
BRETT ABIGAÑA | World Premiere PASSING ACQUAINTANCE (After George Frederic Handel and Johan Halvorsen)
JOHANNES BRAHMS | SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR, OP. 98

January 2013

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

HEROIC IMPRESSIONS

They lived centuries apart, but conquered their time. Beethoven’s heroic symphony and Sibelius’ brilliant, but only, concerto have such incredible emotional depth, structural rigor and orchestral ingenuity that they were destined to meet in our concert hall. That’s where you’ll also meet two Grammy nominees.

Guest-conductor, Stewart Robertson burst onto the scene in his twenties with a big win at the Salzburg music festival. Since then, this celebrated Scotsman has scored conducting coups all over the globe. Caroline Goulding and her Stradivarius have conquered concertos with major orchestras, seized the prestigious Avery Fisher prize and debuted a triumphant first album. Oh, she’s 19. If you want to say you “knew her when," don’t miss another moment of this violinist’s fast flight to fame.

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

HEROIC IMPRESSIONS
Guest-conductor, Stewart Robertson burst onto the scene in his twenties with a big win at the Salzburg music festival. Since then, this celebrated Scotsman has scored conducting coups all over the globe. Caroline Goulding and her Stradivarius have conquered concertos with major orchestras, seized the prestigious Avery Fisher prize and debuted a triumphant first album. Oh, she’s 19. If you want to say you “knew her when," don’t miss another moment of this violinist’s fast flight to fame.

They lived centuries apart, but conquered their time. Beethoven’s heroic symphony and Sibelius’ brilliant, but only, concerto have such incredible emotional depth, structural rigor and orchestral ingenuity that they were destined to meet in our concert hall. That’s where you’ll also meet two Grammy nominees.
They lived centuries apart, but conquered their time. Beethoven’s heroic symphony and Sibelius’ brilliant, but only, concerto have such incredible emotional depth, structural rigor and orchestral ingenuity that they were destined to meet in our concert hall. That’s where you’ll also meet two Grammy nominees. .
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November 2012

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Music has extraordinary power to heal. Rachmaninoff is a case in point. In 1895 the humiliating failure of his First Symphony precipitated a clinical depression that lasted for five years, during which he was unable to compose. But finally a brilliant experimental hypnotherapist was able to crack the shell, and when he started to compose again – the Second Piano Concerto – the music flowed as never before. That familiar sound world that we associate with his name begins with this work, not before it.

A piece so loved, so well known “Rach 2" barely needs to be described. But it does need to be stressed that this work was once new, that it once impressed audiences because of its originality, not its familiarity. It is this sense of stumbling upon a new and very original musical landscape that these performances will be attempting to rediscover. And leading this voyage of discovery will be the phenomenal seventeen year old pianist George Li. BPO concert goers will remember his spellbinding, musically mature and deeply poetic performance of the Saint-Saëns Second Piano Concerto several years ago when, at thirteen, he was the youngest soloist ever to play with the orchestra. Since then he has been hugely honored here and abroad, won competitions, and is acknowledged as one of the most important pianistic talents to have emerged in the present century.

The Shostakovich Fifth Symphony came as balm to the beleaguered and oppressed citizens of the Soviet Union in 1937. The poignant song of grief of its slow movement was something its first audience, in the throes of the Stalinist Terror, fully understood and openly wept to. The symphony’s encrypted message of perseverance in the face of frightening oppression still has the power both to terrify and to inspire in today’s less repressive but still very complex political climate.

October 2012

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

The 2012-2013 season of the Boston Philharmonic opens with a masterpiece by Sibelius that you probably have never heard, Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island. That The Swan of Tuonela, drawn from the same cycle of works as this tone poem, has become a universal favorite while The Maidens has remained relatively unknown outside of Scandinavia is truly a mystery. This musical description of the hero’s boat journey to the island and his adventures there – mostly amorous – is a work of stirring, craggy Nordic beauty and searing intensity. It is bound to make a deep impression on all who are encountering it for the first time.

Prokofiev wrote his stunningly virtuosic Second Violin Concerto around the same time that he was composing the ballet Romeo and Juliet, and the similarity of much of the music of the concerto to that of the beloved ballet has certainly played its part in endearing it to audiences. Its first movement has a soaring big theme that instantly brings to mind the young lovers of the balcony scene. The second movement is tender and graceful, and the finale is like a crazed fiddler stalking a village dance. Stefan Jackiw is the extraordinary soloist. This young violinist is familiar to BPO audiences from his unforgettable performances of the concertos of Sibelius and Beethoven. Jackiw is renowned for the poised elegance of his playing, his impeccable technique, and the sincerity and depth of his interpretations.

And to end, Richard Strauss’s enthralling tone poem Don Quixote. The composer creates a lush orchestral soundscape in which the first cello plays a virtuosic, soulful, unpredictable Don Quixote to the first viola’s more down to earth and wry Sancho Panza. Two of fiction’s great characters achieve their definitive musical form in this Strauss masterwork. The Don in these performances will be none other than Rafael Popper-Keizer, a luminary on Boston’s musical scene who for many years has been the BPO’s brilliant first cellist.

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

The 2012-2013 season of the Boston Philharmonic opens with a masterpiece by Sibelius that you probably have never heard, Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island. That The Swan of Tuonela, drawn from the same cycle of works as this tone poem, has become a universal favorite while The Maidens has remained relatively unknown outside of Scandinavia is truly a mystery. This musical description of the hero’s boat journey to the island and his adventures there – mostly amorous – is a work of stirring, craggy Nordic beauty and searing intensity. It is bound to make a deep impression on all who are encountering it for the first time.

Prokofiev wrote his stunningly virtuosic Second Violin Concerto around the same time that he was composing the ballet Romeo and Juliet, and the similarity of much of the music of the concerto to that of the beloved ballet has certainly played its part in endearing it to audiences. Its first movement has a soaring big theme that instantly brings to mind the young lovers of the balcony scene. The second movement is tender and graceful, and the finale is like a crazed fiddler stalking a village dance. Stefan Jackiw is the extraordinary soloist. This young violinist is familiar to BPO audiences from his unforgettable performances of the concertos of Sibelius and Beethoven. Jackiw is renowned for the poised elegance of his playing, his impeccable technique, and the sincerity and depth of his interpretations.

And to end, Richard Strauss’s enthralling tone poem Don Quixote. The composer creates a lush orchestral soundscape in which the first cello plays a virtuosic, soulful, unpredictable Don Quixote to the first viola’s more down to earth and wry Sancho Panza. Two of fiction’s great characters achieve their definitive musical form in this Strauss masterwork. The Don in these performances will be none other than Rafael Popper-Keizer, a luminary on Boston’s musical scene who for many years has been the BPO’s brilliant first cellist.

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Music has extraordinary power to heal. Rachmaninoff is a case in point. In 1895 the humiliating failure of his First Symphony precipitated a clinical depression that lasted for five years, during which he was unable to compose. But finally a brilliant experimental hypnotherapist was able to crack the shell, and when he started to compose again – the Second Piano Concerto – the music flowed as never before. That familiar sound world that we associate with his name begins with this work, not before it.

A piece so loved, so well known “Rach 2" barely needs to be described. But it does need to be stressed that this work was once new, that it once impressed audiences because of its originality, not its familiarity. It is this sense of stumbling upon a new and very original musical landscape that these performances will be attempting to rediscover. And leading this voyage of discovery will be the phenomenal seventeen year old pianist George Li. BPO concert goers will remember his spellbinding, musically mature and deeply poetic performance of the Saint-Saëns Second Piano Concerto several years ago when, at thirteen, he was the youngest soloist ever to play with the orchestra. Since then he has been hugely honored here and abroad, won competitions, and is acknowledged as one of the most important pianistic talents to have emerged in the present century.

The Shostakovich Fifth Symphony came as balm to the beleaguered and oppressed citizens of the Soviet Union in 1937. The poignant song of grief of its slow movement was something its first audience, in the throes of the Stalinist Terror, fully understood and openly wept to. The symphony’s encrypted message of perseverance in the face of frightening oppression still has the power both to terrify and to inspire in today’s less repressive but still very complex political climate.

April 2012

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler's Symphony #7

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony

St Mary of the Assumption Pipe Organ Benefit Concert

Concert of Choral, 'Cello and Organ Music

Featuring:
The Choir of St. Mary of the Assumption
Robert Blake, Organist and Music Director
Eleanor Blake, 'Cellist

Please come and help support the repair of our Steer and Turner Pipe Organ! This concert will include Choral works by J.S. Bach, Stainer, Palestrina, and more. Organ works by J.S. Bach and Buxtehude including the popular Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by J.S. Bach as well as the Unaccompanied Violoncello Suite #2 in D minor BWV 1008 by J.S. Bach.

FREE ADMISSION/ $20 Suggested Donation

All proceeds will go to cover the cost of the repair of the Pipe Organ of St. Mary's.

If you can not attend the concert but still would like to make a tax deductible donation, please make checks payable to "St Mary of the Assumption" and write "Organ Repair Donation" on the memo line. Donations may be mailed to:

St. Mary of the Assumption
27 Pearl St.
Milford, MA 01757

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

Arr. Aaron Copland I Happy Anniversary
Alan Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229, No. 1
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Georges Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral

Lyra Faculty Concert

Johannes Brahms Piano Trio Number 3 in C minor Op. 101

December 2010

Milford Hospital

Milford Hospital's Tree of LIfe Lighting celebrating cancer survivors.

Worcester State College Chorus at Our Lady of Angels 1222 Main St.

Worcester State College Chorus Christmas Concert

November 2010

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Bruckner 8

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Bruckner 8

The Arkansas Symphony

Children's Concert

October 2010

The Arkansas Symphony

Mahler 1

The Arkansas Symphony

Mahler 1

The Arkansas Symphony

Children's Concert

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Debussy La Mer
Gershwin American in Paris
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Debussy La Mer
Gershwin American in Paris
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Debussy La Mer
Gershwin American in Paris
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Gershwin American In Paris
Debussy La Mer
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

April 2010

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Revueltas: Sensemayá
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Revueltas: Sensemayá
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Revueltas: Sensemayá
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

March 2010

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Family Concert
"Play Nice with Others!"

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Mozart's Requiem
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

February 2010

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler 9

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler 9

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler 9

January 2010

Voices Rising

Where the Heart Is

Voices Rising

Where the Heart Is

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Children's Concert

December 2009

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Christmas Pops

The Worcester Chorus, Mechanics Hall

Handel's Messiah

November 2009

The Boston Philharmonic

Music of Wagner

The Boston Philharmonic

Music of Wagner