Alcyon Chamber Ensemble announces 5th Anniversary Season!

Alcyon Chamber Ensemble – 5th Anniversary Season

The Alcyon Chamber Ensemble’s fifth anniversary season includes two programs curated by hornist and composer Michael Weinstein, featuring two new, commissioned works. After kicking off with Schubert’s glorious Octet, Alcyon moves on to Music of the Last Quarter Century, with concerts in October and May. In between, Leslie Amper will give another of her fascinating solo recitals in January at Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, MA. Alcyon will present an extraordinary children’s concert in February with guest artist Zhantao Lin playing the erhu, and members of ACE. Following this concert, children will have a chance to try out small instruments, courtesy of Johnson String Instrument of Newton, MA.

In conjunction with its 5th anniversary season, Alcyon also is announcing the its initial offering of the ACE Composition Contest. Aspiring composers will have the opportunity to submit their work for review and the winner’s entry will be performed by the Alcyon Chamber Ensemble during the 2011-12 season.

Here is the Alcyon Chamber Ensemble Concert line up for 2010-11:

Schubert: Octet for Winds and Strings
Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA

Music of the Last Quarter Century

Concert I, at Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA
Sunday October 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm

John Harbison: Twilight Music
Yehudi Wyner: Trio (2009)
Whitman Brown: Music for Seven Instruments (ACE commission)
Michael Gandolfi: Plain Song and Fantastic Dances

Concert II
Sunday May 15, 2011 at 3:00pm at Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA
Sunday May 22, 2011 at 3:00pm at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA
Gustavo Brasil: New Work (ACE commission)
Krzytof Penderecki: Sextet
Toru Takemitsu: Between Tides
Wolfgang Rihm: Antlitz

Leslie Amper Solo Recital
January 23, 2011 at 3:00pm at Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA
March 20, 2011 at 3:15, on the Piano Heritage Series at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA

Children’s Concert, celebrating the Year of the Hare (Chinese New Year), with guest artist Zhantao Lin, erhu; Shufang Du, violin & piano; Shannon Snapp, cello. Designed for children ages 0-8 years.
Saturday February 5, 2011 at 10:00 am at Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA
Sunday February 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Creative Arts, Reading, MA
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:00 am at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA

Tickets
Adults: $20, Seniors: $15, Students: $10

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