2014-2015 Season

Saturday, September 7, 2014, 11 A.M.WORCESTER REVOLUTION OF 1774 CELEBRATION
September 6, 1774 was the date on which British authority in central and western Massachusetts ended peacefully – seven months before the battles in Lexington and Concord. This is remembered as the First American Revolution, one in which power and authority were seized from the British without a shot being fired! To commemorate this event, Worcester Revolution 1774 is presenting a day-long schedule of multiple activities, including this concert of period music.
First group (11 AM, noon): “Rum and Revolution” – Jeremy Bell and Larry Young (comedy and music)
Second group (1 PM, 2 PM): members of the Salisbury Singers
Selections announced from the stage.
Worcester Revolution of 1774 – Free
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7 P.M.UMASS MEDICAL CENTER RECEPTIONPrivate reception, dinner and festivities for members to celebrate recent national recognition.UMass Medical Center Cardiac Surgery Department – By invitation only
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8 P.M.GRACE KELLY
Saxophonist Grace Kelly is a rising star in the world of jazz with an exciting, contemporary edge.
To be announced from the stage.
WICN – Tickets, $30. All reserved seating. Tickets can also be purchased at Mechanics Hall box office, 321 Main Street, Worcester.
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M.A WORCESTER SCHUBERTIAD
Malcolm Halliday, piano
Olga Rogach, piano
Tracy Kraus, flute
Joseph Halko, oboe
Monica Hatch, soprano
Stanley Wilson, tenor
A concert of vocal and chamber music recreating a “Schubertiad,” an intimate concert that Franz Schubert and his contemporaries might have presented in Vienna in the early 19th century. The evening will feature wind players, singers and pianists from greater Worcester. Tickets can be obtained by e-mailing worcschubertiad [at] gmail.com or by calling 617-512-1882.
Schubert: Frulingslaube, D.686
Schubert: Erster Verlust, D.226
Schubert: Nachtviolen, D.752
Schubert: Ungeduld from Die Schone Mullerin, D.795
Schumann: Liederkreis, op. 39
Schumann: Three romances, op. 94
Schubert: Erlkonig, D.328 (trans. piano 4-hands)
Schumann: Four-hand piano piece
Schubert: Theme and variation on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802
Schumann: Vier duette, op. 78
worcschubertiad [at] gmail.com (Tickets), $20 (general), $17 (groups of 10+)
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:30 A.M.CULTURAL DISTRICT PUBLIC MEETINGPublic meeting on the proposed Salisbury Cultural District of Worcester.Free admission
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 P.M.COMMUNITY LEGAL AID RECEPTIONPublic reception to celebrate the coming together of legal services, and to recognize the contributions of donors, volunteers and community partners. Attendees will include U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and prominent members of the Worcester bar.Community Legal Aid – Free
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 P.M.DUO-PIANO GALA
Malcolm Halliday, Kallin Johnson, Sima Kustanovich, Dick Odgren, Olga Rogach, Myron Romanul, and Ian Watson, pianists
Celebrated area keyboard artists playing the Orchestra’s two magnificent pianos – its vintage 1902 Steinway Model “C” concert grand piano and the newer Steinway Model “B” concert grand.Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra -Tickets, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. All reserved seating.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7 P.M.WPI INNOVATOR AWARD DINNERHonoring the innovator of the year.WPI – By invitation only
Friday, November 14, 2014, noonWOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEONHonoring Remarkable Women in Business. The honorees will be selected from nominations solicited from the local business community and will be profiled online at WBJournal.com.Worcester Business Journal
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:30 P.M.WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MEETINGAnnual Meeting of members of the Worcester Art MuseumWorcester Art Museum
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 6 to 9 P.M.FIRST NIGHT WORCESTERProgram
To be announced.
First Night Worcester – Admission with First Night button ($10)
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3 P.M.MARSH & MCLENNAN RECEPTIONReception for employees of Boston and Worcester offices of Marsh & McLennan Agency New England.Marsh & McLennan – For invited guests
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 P.M.A WORCESTER SCHUBERTIAD
Malcolm Halliday, piano
Stanislav Antonevich, violin
Angel Hernandez, viola
Caroline Reiner-Williams, cello
Linda Barbieri, soprano
Stanley Wilson, tenor
Nathan Owen, baritone
Chorus of students from area high schools (for Schubert’s Mass in G)
A concert of vocal and chamber music recreating a “Schubertiad,” an intimate concert that Franz Schubert and his contemporaries might have presented in Vienna in the early 19th century. This program, “A Celebration of Youth”, presents music of Mozart and Schubert. Tickets can be obtained by e-mailing worcschubertiad [at] gmail.com or by calling 617-512-1882.
Mozart: Grazie agl’inganni tuoi, K.532
Mozart: Das Veilchen, K.476; Abendempfindung, K.523; Dans un bois solitaire, K.308
Mozart: An Chloe, K.524; Trennungslied, K.519; Ridente la calma, K.152
Mozart: Das Bandel, K.441
Mozart: Piano Quartet in g, K.478
Schubert: Mass #2 in G, D.167
worcschubertiad [at] gmail.com (Tickets), $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 6 P.M.TENACITY GALAAnnual fundraising gala in support of Tenacity’s Worcester program of helping students achieve healthy lifestyles and meet high academic standards with a free summer tennis and reading program.Tenacity – Admission, $100 per person
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6 P.M.BUSINESS TO BUSINESS WORKSHOPSponsored by The Knot, Pepper’s Fine Foods Catering, and Massachusetts Symphony/Tuckerman Hall.By invitation only
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:30 P.M.NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DINNERA part of events taking place at WPI.WPI – By invitation only