Music in the Park Series

Each season, Music in the Park Series presents a concert chamber music series at the acoustically and architecturally superb Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, “home” to the series since 1979. This intimate setting (cap.350) makes possible a connection between performers and audiences that cannot be duplicated in larger halls. It is this special quality about the series that draws composers, performers, and audience members alike to the St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ. (2129 Commonwealth Avenue at Chelmsford) The intimate setting and post-concert gatherings foster a rare bond among composers, performers and listeners of all ages.

Miami String Quartet with Lydia Artymiw, piano

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.  After a long hiatus from The Music in the Park Series, the Miami String Quartet returns with long-time collaborative pianist Lydia Artymiw.

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Ensemble Caprice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quartet Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Based out of Montreal, Ensemble Caprice has received national and international acclaim for their performances of early music under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière. This will be Ensemble Caprice’s Music in the Park Series debut.

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Schubert Ensemble of London

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over 30 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings.  Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries.  It has over 80 commissions to its name, has recorded over 30 critically acclaimed CDs and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.  In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it presented the group with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010.  The Schubert Ensemble makes their Music in the Park Series debut this season.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. Since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992, the quartet has delighted audiences with its spontaneous, passionate, and dynamic performances. Alex Ross of The New Yorker magazine writes, “the St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.”  Frequent performers on the Music in the Park Series, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will return with a program including works by Haydn and John Adams.

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Sergio and Odair Assad, guitar duo

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone.  The Assad brothers make their debut on Music in the Park Series this season.

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The Danish String Quartet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Embodying the quintessential elements of a chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for its integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance.  The New York Times selected the group’s 2012 Scandinavian House concert as a highlight of the year: “One of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 I’ve heard live or on disc.” The Danish String Quartet makes their Twin Cities and Music in the Park Series debut in the 2014-15 season.

All concerts begin at 4:00pm at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ.

Join us prior to each concert at 3:00pm for a pre-concert talk.

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