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Discovery Ensemble Presents A Winter Evening Concert With Rossini, Adams, Stravinsky and Haydn

Friday, February 1, 2013, 8 PM at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 
 
Courtney Lewis, Conductor & Music Director
PRLog - Jan. 8, 2013 - BOSTON -- "One is immediately struck by the quality playing of this chamber orchestra and the mature interpretive power and imagination of its youthful conductor, who has a soft spot for music that is off the beaten path." --Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review

Boston, MA--Courtney Lewis and Discovery Ensemble will present A Winter Evening Concert with Rossini, Adams, Stravinsky and Haydn on Friday, February 1 at 8:00 P.M. at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, in Cambridge.  In addition, a Musical Conversation hosted by Classical New England's Brian McCreath with conductor Courtney Lewis will take place prior to the concert, beginning at 7:00 P.M. on the Sanders Theatre Stage.

Discovery Ensemble, comprised of 50 exceptional professional musicians in their twenties and early thirties, likes to present novel and creative programming and this concert is no exception.  The orchestra's third concert of the season brings together four works that share common features.  All of them are works of masterful wit, color, unexpectedness of invention and clockwork precision.

Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville sets the tone in an alternation of ribaldry and mock seriousness.  Then the ultra-virtuosic Chamber Symphony of John Adams, composed in 1992, tips the mood into near lunacy, with its off-kilter lyricism and crazed, manic energy.  Danses concertantes is an “imaginary ballet” intended for the concert hall, not the stage, and is one of Stravinsky’s most inventive and beguiling neoclassical works.  And finally Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony anchors the concert with a work whose breathtaking cleverness and perfection of form seem as miraculous and vital today as they did 200 years ago.

Reserved seat tickets for this concert concert are available now at $40, $32 and $20 at http://www.discoveryensemble.com, at the Harvard Box office website [http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/] or by calling 617-496-2222.  Tickets for all Sanders Theatre concerts are available at the Harvard Box Office Booth, located at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue in the Holyoke Center Arcade.  Harvard Box Office hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 P.M.  The box office is closed on Mondays and some holidays.  Tickets for students and seniors with identification will be available at a discount of $10.00 in all price ranges.  Go to: http://www.discoveryensemble.com for more information.  Sanders Theatre is wheelchair accessible and there is free parking at the Broadway Garage which is located on Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets.  Patrons tell the attendant that they are attending a Sanders Theatre event and they receive a swipe ticket which they will use to get back into the garage after the show, and which they will use to exit.

Discovery Ensemble 2012 - 2013 Season Program:

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
[Musical Conversation, 7:00 P.M..]

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Rossini:
 Overture to The Barber of Seville
Adams:  Chamber Symphony
Stravinsky:  Danses concertantes
Haydn:  Symphony No. 92, "Oxford"

Tickets:  $40, $32 and $20 at http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/ and www.discoveryensemble.com

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00 P.M.; [Musical Conversation, 2:00 P.M.]

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Schoenberg:
 Second Chamber Symphony
Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4, Michael McHale, piano
Schumann:  Symphony No. 4

Tickets:  $40, $32 and $20 at http://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu and www.discoveryensemble.com

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