Nov
5
Fri
The Great Guitar Show at The Regent Theatre
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In a gathering of Boston’s finest guitar performing artists under one roof, The Great Guitar Night is presented on Friday, November 5, 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the region’s historic Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington. 

The Great Guitar Night celebrates Boston’s finest guitarists in one night, under one roof! Listen in as spectacular and legendary guitar performing artists explore a myriad of music’s top genres from blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues and classical through to gypsy styles. Grammy Award® nominated guitarist Jon Finn appears with laterally accomplished counterpart singer/songwriter and performing/recording artist Juli Finn, as they take the stage in solo and duo tunes delivering a performance to remember! 

Capturing celebrity status at every performance, husband-and-wife guitar/singer/songwriter dream team Jon and Juli Finn perform the music they make uniquely together, a captivating take on jazz, blues, pop and classical, covers and originals, in an organic mix of styles, songs and interpretation. Both performing artists have appeared the world over, performing in such  prestigious concert venues as Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, Seattle’s Sky Church, Portland’s Roseland Theater and many more.

The roster is rounded out by the exceptional music of professional performing artists Paul Bourgelais, Erin Harpe, Max O’Rourke, Jack Soref, Gerry Beaudoin and Brad Faucher in one unforgettable night on the stage. Celebrate the fine art of guitar playing with some of the greats!

For more information and to order tickets, visit regenttheatre.com, email box.office@regenttheatre.com or call The Regent Theatre at 781-646-4849.

 

Nov
7
Sun
Weekend Classics Concert: Argus Quartet at The James Library
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm

The Argus Quartet, courtesy image

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald), Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. The Argus Quartet is dedicated to encouraging the joys of human connection, community, and discovery by bringing a wide-ranging repertoire to life through bold and meaningful programming and a vibrant commitment to collaboration and education.

Tickets: $35 Adults, $30 Seniors 65+, $20 Students
Tickets on sale at
jameslibrary.org on September 6, 2021

Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety protocols.

Nov
18
Thu
The Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s Present Faure’s Requiem, Lecture, Open House
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A trio of events surrounding a Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys’ masterwork performance welcomes the public for learning and entertainment on Thursday, November 18, to Saint Paul’s Parish and Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge.

First, Dr. Thomas Kelly, distinguished Harvard University professor and world-renowned expert of medieval plainchant and early music, offers a 4 pm lecture on the musical and liturgical history of the Requiem.  The presentation is immediately followed by the 5 pm performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, conducted by Saint Paul’s Choir School Director of Music and Choirmaster James Kennerley, with accompaniment by Assistant Director of Music Maks Adach on Saint Paul’s majestic pipe organ.  Lastly, the audience and public are encouraged to attend Saint Paul’s Choir School’s adjacent Open House, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, including a meet-and-greet with faculty, students and alumni, admissions information and tours of the facility. Admission to all three events is free.

Gabriel Fauré’s masterwork Requiem offers some of the most vibrant, dramatic choral music of the twentieth century. Scored for Fauré’s own choir of men and boys at the magnificent church of the La Madeleine in Paris, it has endured as one of his most popular works since its debut performance in 1888.  The audience will be transported by this seminal French composition, immersed in the beautiful acoustics of Saint Paul’s stately architecture, featuring pipe organ and instrumental soloists. Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys often perform in tandem, offering inspiration for growth to the boy choristers, who are all educated at Saint Paul’s Choir School, adjacent to the parish.

The Fauré Requiem is beloved for its Pie Jesu movement, Latin language compositions, and the performance of the Kyrie in Koine Greek dialect. Faure himself described his Requiem as “dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”

Founded in 1963 by Dr. Theodore Marier, Saint Paul’s Choir School is a Catholic day school that prepares boys in grades 3 through 8 to succeed in the strongest secondary schools, becoming confident and virtuous leaders, to  grow into compassionate adults. SPCS unites a rigorous academic and musical curriculum rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. Within this community of faith, friendship and high expectations, students build the habits of mind and heart to rise to all of life’s demands and thrive.

The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Paul’s Harvard Square in concert, courtesy image

Saint Paul’s Choir School’s world-class music program trains students in choral music appreciation, theory and practice, enabling them to grow as thoughtful students, disciplined performers and virtuous young men. Students sing music ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary choir commissions to choral masterworks.   The choir provides beautiful liturgical music at daily and Sunday services at Saint Paul’s Parish and have released professional recordings, including Ave Maria and Christmas in Harvard Square by Aim Higher Recordings (available at saintpaulschoirschool.us). The ensemble tours internationally and has performed alongside such renowned groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Saint Paul’s Choir School safely educates in-person during the pandemic in classrooms of 12 or less students, observing state health mandates.   To learn more about Saint Paul’s Choir School enrollment, curriculum, programs and performances, visit saintpaulschoirschool.us, call 617-868-8658, email admin@saintpaulschoirschool.us, or follow Saint Paul’s Choir School Harvard Square on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  For more information on Saint Paul’s Harvard Square, visit stpaulparish.org.

Schedule of Events ~

Dr. Thomas Kelly, Harvard University Professor, courtesy image

Lecture:  The Musical and Liturgical History of the Requiem

Dr. Thomas Kelly, professor, Harvard University; world-renowned expert, medieval plainchant and early music

Thursday, November 18, 5 pm

Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Paul’s Harvard Square in concert, courtesy image

Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys’ Present Fauré’s Requiem

Conducted by James Kennerley, SPCS Director of Music and Choirmaster

Accompanied by Maks Adach, SPCS Assistant Director of Music, Pipe Organ

Thursday, November 18, 5 pm

Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


Saint Paul’s Choir School Open House

Meet faculty, students, alumni, learn about admissions and tour Saint Paul’s Choir School

Thursday, November 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


About Saint Paul’s Choir School

Saint Paul’s Choir School (SPCS) is the only private all-boys Catholic Choir School in the United States, serving students in grades 3 through 8.  It is a vital facet of Saint Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, Cambridge, led by Father William Kelly, Pastor, an alumnus of the school.

Uniquely integrated with music study, the school’s vigorous academic program provides an outstanding classical preparation in the liberal arts, which prepares boys well for the most competitive high schools. The positive influence derived from the study of music on other academics is clearly evident. Often families are unaware that their child is a capable singer upon entry.  Students receive incomparable academic benefits through SPCS’s frequent choral practice, regular performances, and academic study of music theory. Classes are small and motivation is high among both students and teachers, making for a lively, energetic and creative classroom environment.

To learn more about enrollment, curriculum, programs and performances, visit saintpaulschoirschool.us, call 617-868-8658, email admin@saintpaulschoirschool.us, or follow Saint Paul’s Choir School Harvard Square on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Nov
20
Sat
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Sustaining Sounds Concert
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm

String players performing with Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents the concert “Sustaining Sounds”, on Sunday, November 21, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port.  The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

CCCO’s second performance of its fourth season offers a collection of music for strings, featuring selections by Caroline Shaw, in a program about sustainability on Cape Cod.  “Our orchestra looks forward to returning to  New Church, a very gracious host during our last year of our virtual programs. We’ll explore more music composed for string orchestra and discuss issues surrounding sustainability and environmental protection on Cape Cod,” says Scinto.

Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use, recognized as one of the best venues for the performance of live music on Cape Cod.

On the program, CCCO performs Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “Serenade for Strings”, and “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw. On her work, Shaw writes: “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 – with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Sustaining Sounds” are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Regarding CCCO’s Covid-19 policy, masks will be required by all audience members at all times. In order to allow for adequate social distancing, tickets for this event will be limited.  Tickets to all Season Four performances are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

A preview of this program’s music performs on Saturday, November 20, 4 pm, at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. More information and tickets will be available on November 1 at mvcms.org.

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

BARBER Adagio for Strings

SHAW Entr’acte

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Conductor Matthew Scinto, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Nov
21
Sun
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Shaw, Barber & Tchaikovsky Concert
Nov 21 @ 1:19 pm

Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port

Matthew Scinto, Conductor

CCCO returns with a program of eclectic music for strings featuring the music of Caroline Shaw. The Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use. The CCCO will perform Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Serenade for Strings, and Entr’acte by Caroline Shaw. On her work Shaw writes:  “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 — with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music (like the minuets of Op. 77) suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Sustaining Sounds Concert
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm

String players performing with Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents the concert “Sustaining Sounds”, on Sunday, November 21, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port.  The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

CCCO’s second performance of its fourth season offers a collection of music for strings, featuring selections by Caroline Shaw, in a program about sustainability on Cape Cod.  “Our orchestra looks forward to returning to  New Church, a very gracious host during our last year of our virtual programs. We’ll explore more music composed for string orchestra and discuss issues surrounding sustainability and environmental protection on Cape Cod,” says Scinto.

Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use, recognized as one of the best venues for the performance of live music on Cape Cod.

On the program, CCCO performs Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “Serenade for Strings”, and “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw. On her work, Shaw writes: “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 – with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Sustaining Sounds” are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Regarding CCCO’s Covid-19 policy, masks will be required by all audience members at all times. In order to allow for adequate social distancing, tickets for this event will be limited.  Tickets to all Season Four performances are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

A preview of this program’s music performs on Saturday, November 20, 4 pm, at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. More information and tickets will be available on November 1 at mvcms.org.

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

BARBER Adagio for Strings

SHAW Entr’acte

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Conductor Matthew Scinto, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Nov
22
Mon
Guitar Night: Berklee’s Rock and Pop Student Showcase
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Guitar Night: Rock and Pop Student Showcase
Monday, November 22 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
$10 in advance / $15 day of show
Discounted admission with Berklee ID: Free in advance / $5 day of show

Guitar faculty members Jon Finn and Robin Stone will host the Berklee School of Music Guitar department’s Guitar Night: Rock and Pop Student Showcase. This concert will feature selected, student-led ensembles representing the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee.

Dec
4
Sat
Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Remembering Christmas Past Concerts
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 4, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 5, 4 pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth

Tickets:  $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14

Children age of 14 and under are admitted free

Conducted by Co-Artistic Director William B. Richter, with accompaniment by Co-Artistic Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents its annual holiday season concert, this year a collection of memories in “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts to ring in the holiday season.

Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call PFC President Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Dec
11
Sat
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra: Summer Holiday Concerts
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 11, 5 pm – a benefit performance for WE CAN

St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port

Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Guess what? Summer has come early. Join CCCO for some mid-winter warmth featuring soprano Sarah Joyce Cooper in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915. Barber paints an idyllic, nostalgic picture of Knoxville, Tennessee based on text by James Agee. The work is a simple, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South, narrated by a child. The CCCO will also perform the Andante movement from Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 1, concluding with Charles Ives’ trip to camp with his Third Symphony “The Camp Meeting”.

The Saturday evening performance is a benefit for WE CAN, as they celebrate 20 years of empowering women on Cape Cod.  Details and tickets at capecodchamberorchestra.org

 

Dec
17
Fri
Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Messiah and Carol Sing-along Concert
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Church at the Green, 6 Plympton Street, Middleborough

Tickets: $10.00 for adults and youth ages 12+, available at the door. Children under age 12 are admitted for free

Conducted by Co-Artistic Director William B. Richter, with accompaniment by Co-Artistic Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

Pilgrim Festival Chorus co-director William B. Richter leads the audience in both carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. Solos selected from Part I, the Christmas portion, will be sung by featured local vocalists. Organ accompaniment is performed by PFC accompanist/co-director, Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, music director at the church, often enriched by visiting guest instrumental musicians.

In Messiah Sings, popular throughout the area for more than 40 years, the audience can either sing or listen.  Scores are available to borrow on site, or attendees are welcome to bring their own. Funds raised from this event support the PFC’s yearly operating expenses.

For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.