All of the concerts will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel at no cost. Donations will be accepted and are highly encouraged to sustain our support of the artists. Find out how to become a sustainer here.


Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Performance in Context Series

Bow expert Sawyer Thomson provides a close look at the world of fine instruments and bows. Learn what makes a great bow great, and how the stick, seemingly so simple, is exactingly crafted to produce something magical in the hands of a skilled musician.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet has won top prizes in numerous international competitions.

Music by Dvoṙák, Pann, and Janáček.


Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The Myra Herron Memorial Concert

The Viano String Quartet won First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition and top prizes at the Wigmore Hall and Osaka International Chamber Music Competitions. They are Ensemble-in-Residence at the Colburn Conservatory of Music through the 2020-21 season.

Music by Haydn, Bartok, and Schumann.


Saturday, January 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Named a “one-woman dynamo” by The Boston Globe and Boston’s Best 2018 "Creative Catalyst" by The Improper Bostonian, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussion performer, composer, educator, and arts entrepreneur.

Finkelmeier will present Koizumi: a multi-media work by MASARY Studios featuring trumpet player Jean Laurenz.


Saturday, March 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
The Hildegard and Heinrich Medicus Memorial Concert

Voyage Sonique, a period ensemble devoted to historical performance of baroque music, is praised for their "strong interpretative inclinations” and “haunting quality” (The Herald). Most recently, they’ve taken second prize in international competition at the Lyceum Club International de Suisse 40th Concours de Musique.



Saturday, April 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
The Ernest Livingstone Memorial Concert

Acclaimed for its bold interpretive strength and electrifying performances, the Quartet’s singular approach and unanimity of purpose in both musical and cultural cooperation have quickly earned the group a reputation as an “outstanding ensemble...cohesive yet full of temperament.” (The New York Times).

Music by Dvoṙák, Ellington, and Brahms.

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