June 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Music for a good cause is the occasion on Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m. at The First Church in Belmont Unitarian Universalist, as area artists present the 37th Annual Chamber Music Concert. Admittance is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Pediatric SPARK (Supporting Parents and Resilient Kids) program at the Boston Medical Center. This program helps Boston’s highest risk children (5 and under) whose lives are affected by significant medical, emotional and behavioral challenges.
A very special program is planned, as once again The First Church celebrates the handsome harpsichord, built and given to the church in 1979 by Harrison Radford, a gift which marked the origin of the annual event.
The June 5th program will feature vocal and instrumental music by a very accomplished and talented group of performers. Highlighting the program will be:
- a stirring Hummel concerto for trumpet, performed by Ned Searls
- a melodic Marcello oboe concerto performed by Luke Gallagher on oboe, and Dylan Sauerwald on harpsichord
- a stunning Dvorak trio featuring Boston Ballet and Boston Pops Orchestra’s Ken Stalberg on violin; performer, composer, and frequent cellist with the Boston Symphony, Steve Laven on cello; and concert pianist Shaylor Lindsay.
- a special Mozart sonata for four hands performed by First Church’s own Director of Music, Ian Garvie, and Assistant Director of Music, Dylan Sauerwald.
- beautiful vocal performances from Camila Parias, soprano, of the Boston Camerata, Handel and Haydn Society, and La Donna Musicale among others, and by Clare McNamara, mezzo-soprano, of the Handel and Haydn Society, the Lorelei Ensemble, and the Apollo Master Chorale, among others.
The public is cordially invited to attend the concert at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave, near Belmont Ctr. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to the Spark program at the Boston Medical Center. A dessert reception will follow the concert. For more information, 617-484-1054 ext.201.