2008-09

Date Event Details Presenter
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 8 P.M. OPERA GALA IV Arias and ensembles from State Fair by Richard Rodgers, Carmen by Bizet, Tosca by Puccini, La Traviata by Verdi, The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Ivanhoe by Arthur Sullivan, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Program commentary will be provided by Dr. Frank Corbin, director of the Humanarts series. Assumption College HumanArts – No charge for admission but free-will donations will be accepted.
Monday, September 15, 2008, 5:30 P.M. WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION MEETING Annual Meeting of members of the Worcester Cultural Coalition Worcester Cultural Coalition
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 5:30 P.M. STEPHEN SALISBURY SOCIETY MEETING The Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum honors Ann Morgan. A reception at the Worcester Art Museum follows. Worcester Art Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2008, 6 P.M. CLASSICAL HIGH 50th REUNION Class of 1958 reunion. Classical High School (Worcester) Alumni Association
Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3 P.M. MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “Previn: Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon Carter: Woodwind quintet
Fine: Partita for wind quintet Complimentary coffee and dessert reception follows.
Boston Symphony Orchestra – By reservation; call (617) 266-1200 or (888) 266-1200, or e-mail your request to education@bso.org.
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8 P.M. ARCADIA PLAYERS Beethoven: An die fern Geliebte for voice and piano, op. 98 Beethoven: Piano concerto #4 in G, op. 58 Beethoven: Symphony #1 in C, op. 21 Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8 P.M. DUO-PIANO GALA The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Myron Romanul, conductor, with celebrated area keyboard artists playing the Orchestra’s two magnificent pianos – its vintage 1902 Steinway Model “C” concert grand piano and the newer 2006 Steinway Model “B” concert grand – in a concerto concert including music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns. Ticket order form (PDF file; print it, fill it out, mail it in.) Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra -Tickets, $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 4:30 P.M. WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MEETING Annual Meeting of members of the Worcester Art Museum Worcester Art Museum
Thursday, November 6, 2008, 7:30 P.M. ERIN GRUWELL LECTURE Inaugural lecture of the Harold N. Cotton Center for Leadership Excellence. Erin Gruwell (the teacher portrayed in the film Freedom Writers by actress Hilary Swank) talks about how one person can change the lives of so many other people. Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts
Friday, November 7, 2008, 8 P.M. HUNGARIAN VIRTUOSI ORCHESTRA “Handel/Halvorsen:Passacaglia in g Paganini: Carnival in Venice in A for violin & orchestra, op. 10 Kreisler: 5 pieces for violin Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence in D, op. 70
Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Saturday, November 15, 2008, 6 P.M. WORCESTER DIOCESE DINNER Donors’ dinner for The Diocese of Worcester. The Diocese of Worcester – By invitation only
Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6 P.M. STEINWAY PIANO NIGHT FOR EDUCATORS Presentation and reception for invited Massachusetts college educators. M. Steinert & Sons
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 8 P.M.  L’ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE FRANÇAIS “Mozart: Quartet #3 in G, K. 156, “”Milanese”” Haydn: Piano concerto in F (1771) Elgar: Serenade in e, op. 20 Massenet: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge Saint-Saëns: Prelude “”Le deluge””, op. 45 Saint-Saëns: Sarabande & rigaudon in E, op. 93
Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 8 P.M. CONCERTANTE Strauss: Suite from Capriccio, op. 85 Dvorak: Sextet in A, op. 48 Brahms: Sextet in G, op. 36 Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Saturday, January 31, 2009, 8 P.M. SERGEY ANTONOV Music by Handel, Schumann, Shostakovich, and Creston Program description and ticket order form (PDF file; print it, fill it out, mail it in.) Boston Duo & Friends – Tickets, $35, $30 and $25
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 5 P.M. STEPHEN SALISBURY SOCIETY MEETING A lecture for the Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum. A reception at the Worcester Art Museum follows. Worcester Art Museum
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 5 P.M. HANOVER EMPLOYEE AWARDS BANQUET Awards ceremony, reception and dinner for Hanover employees. The Hanover Insurance Group
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 5 P.M. STEPHEN SALISBURY SOCIETY MEETING A lecture for the Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum. A reception at the Worcester Art Museum follows. Worcester Art Museum
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 6 P.M. WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL GRADUATION Graduation of Worcester Community Action Council students and reception for students and their families. Worcester Community Action Council