Wednesday, April 3, 2013

APRIL at the Shalin Liu Performance Center...

Back Bay Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
Enjoy a free community concert from top New England Conservatory musicians performing traditional brass quintet works to new compositions and popular music. 

David Maxwell, blues 
Saturday, April 6, 8 PM  

Veteran blues pianist David Maxwell has played with the greats, earning a reputation for his improvisational skills and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago blues. Tickets start at just $18!

"He plays the blues like it should be played...the low-down, dirty, funky blues. He's got it all together." - John Lee Hooker
Nicole Nelson wowed America singing "Hallelujah" on
The Voice and was named "Female Vocalist of The Year" at The 2012 Boston Music Awards. 

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Appalachian Spring
Performed by Boston Conservatory orchestra students
Russell Ger, conductor 
Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, lecturer 
Sunday, April 7, 7 PM

Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was originally written as the score for a ballet commissioned by Martha Graham. It premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress. Free and open to the public.

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Livingston Taylor, singer/songwriter
OPENING ACT  Jesse Ruben
Friday, April 12, 8 PM 
Saturday, April 13, 8 PM  SOLD OUT

Livingston Taylor takes audiences on a musical journey through upbeat storytelling and signing touching ballads and top-forty hits like "I'll Come Running."  
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Michael Dutra & The Strictly Frank Sinatra Orchestra 
Sunday, April 14, 5 PM 

Swing back in time with songs like "My Way," "Summer Wind," and "Strangers in The Night" with one of the finest Frank Sinatra impressionists in the country.

"Dutra's charm is old-school, a mix of flattery, self-deprecation, and innocence...From 20 feet away, the impersonation is disarming." 
The Boston Globe

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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, pianists
Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, lecturer 
Monday, April 22, 7 PM

The first performance in 1913 of Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev's avant-garde four-hand piano ballet resulted
in a near riot and has since become a favorite with audiences. 
Free and open to the public.

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Lars Vogt, piano
Friday, April 26, 8 PM

Lars Vogt--the first ever Pianist in Residence for the Berliner Philharmoniker--is one of the top chamber musicians of his generation. 

A Top Pick for Spring by The Boston Globe:
"Not to be German pianist Lars Vogt, whose sensitivity and poise should make a fascinating match for a program of Schubert, Brahms, Bartók, and Thomas Larcher" 

"This was modern pianism at full throttle, with Mozart in the 
headlights."   -  The New York Times


Handel: Guilio Cesare 
Saturday, April 27, 12 PM

To illuminate the opera's themes of love, war, and empire building, David McVicar's staging incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism. 


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