2015-2016 Season

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6 P.M.SALISBURY SOCIETY LECTUREMeeting of members of the Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum. Speaker is art historian Paul Joannides, Professor of Art History at the University of Cambridge (England). A reception at the Worcester Art Museum follows.Worcester Art Museum
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 P.M.WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
Tom Keil memorial concert (and WCMS 10th anniversary concert).
Guest performers: Julian Milkis, clarinet; Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome, piano
Wolf: Italian serenade
Rota: Trio for flute, violin and piano
Shostakovich: Duo from King Lear
Shostakovich: Prelude from The Gadfly
Prokofiev: Overture from Hebrew themes, op. 34
Brahms: Clarinet quintet in b, op. 115
Tickets, Adults, $35; Seniors, $30; Students, $12; age 16 and under, free.
A pre-concert celebration and 10th-anniversary toast begins at 6:45 PM with a cash bar and dessert for $30, advance purchase required.
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3 P.M.BSO CHAMBER CONCERT
A Community Chamber Concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Elita Kang, violin
Bonnie Bewick, violin
Rachel Fagerburg, viola
Wes Collins, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Larry Wolfe, bass

Dvorak: Sextet
O’Connor: Limerock for violin and cello
O’Connor: Blackburry Mull for violin, viola, and cello

Admission is free but advance reservations are required by calling 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200.
A complimentary coffee and dessert reception follows the concert.
See flyer for details.
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3 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. A dessert reception follows the concert.
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7 P.M.WPI INNOVATOR AWARD DINNERHonoring the innovator of the year.WPI – By invitation only
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6 P.M.BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES DINNERFundraiser for Bethany Christian Services.For invited guests
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4 P.M.WPI BUSINESS SCHOOL LECTURE & RECEPTIONThe Robert A. Foisie School of Business presents speaker Jennifer Newsom.WPI – open to the public
Friday, November 13, 2015, 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 17, 2015, 4:30 P.M.WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MEETINGAnnual Meeting of members of the Worcester Art MuseumWorcester Art Museum
Thursday, December 31, 2015, 6 to 10 P.M.FIRST NIGHT WORCESTERPerformers
Southeast Asian Coalition
Jim Spinotto, illusionist
Crocodile Music
Who Are You (tribute band for The Who)
First Night Worcester– Admission with First Night button ($10)
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3 P.M.SIMONE DINNERSTEINBy popular demand Music Worcester presents the return to Tuckerman Hall of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
J. S. Bach: Goldberg variations, S. 998
Music Worcester – Tickets, $49 (Students, $17.50; youth, $7.50)
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6 P.M.TENACITY BENEFIT FUNDRAISERAnnual 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
Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:30 P.M.BERNARD M. GORDON PRIZE DINNERCocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception and dinner honoring the awarding of the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon prize, for innovation in engineering and technology education, by the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of WPI’s revolutionary project-based approach to education.WPI – By invitation only
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:30 P.M.LAST JUDGEMENT TAPESTRY BENEFACTOR EVENINGMeeting of benefactors and members of the Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum. Speakers are Rita Albertson, Chief Conservator at WAM, and Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A viewing of the restored tapestry at the Worcester Art Museum and a reception follows.Worcester Art Museum – By invitation only
Friday, May 20, 2016, 5:30 P.M.JIM McGOVERN FUNDRAISER AND RECEPTIONA celebration of congressman Jim McGovern’s 20 years of tireless advocacy and support of Worcester and environs. Suggested contribution $1000, $500, $250, $100. RSVP to 508-795-1998 or RSVP [at] jimmcgovern.com.JimMcGovern.com