Monday, October 10, 2016

House concert in Boston through Groupmuse - playing with Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist

I've been following the activities of Groupmuse for a couple of months now. It looks really cool -- it's an organization that makes it easy for music lovers to host chamber music concerts in their homes. Now I'll be playing one so I'll get to find out what they are really like.

Classical guitarist Robert Bekkers and I will team up at a house in Boston on Saturday night Oct 22 at 7pm. We'll play the Rondos Op. 68 by Giuliani, one movement of the Arpeggione Sonata by Schubert, and the Fantasia by Castelnuovo-Tedesco. And possibly one or two solo pieces to be added later.

It's a house, so spots are limited, and you have to reserve one. Here's where to do it:
And here is a sneak peek at how Robert sounds on the Fantasia:

Papa Papa Papa Papa Papageno

This June, Amherst Ballet and Bill Venman are teaming up to present a ballet of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." I have always, ALWAYS, wanted to be in the pit for this opera. It being a ballet just makes it better; it being Amherst Ballet makes it perfect. I don't know much yet about the production beyond the dates (June 8-10, 2017) and the location (Academy of Music, Northampton MA). However, Bill keeps asking me if I'm sure I'm doing it, so at least this post will make it a matter of public record.

Also, Papageno's aria. With a good view of the pit which I have always coveted