2001-2002 Season

Tuesday, September 25, 2001, 4:15 P.M.CAROLE ERSKINE SWEARING-IN CEREMONYActing Governor Jane Swift administers the oath of office to Hon. Carole Erskine, Judge of the Juvenile Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Reception following ceremony.n/a
Sunday, October 7, 2001, 3 P.M.WORCESTER ART MUSEUM LECTURELecture by world-renowned sculptor Beverly Pepper on the 30th anniversary of the docent program.Worcester Art Museum – Tickets, $6 for Worcester Art Museum members, $8 for nonmembers
Sunday, December 2, 2001, 3 P.M.MUSIC FOR KIDS: SOL Y CANTOBoston’s sublime ambassadors of pan-Latin tradition, Sol y Canto serves up a delicious musical feast featuring songs and instruments that come from the native South Americans, the Africans and European cultures. This musical tour introduces the Spanish guitar, traditional South American instruments such as the quena (bamboo flute) and charango (stringed instrument made of an armadillo shell), and from the Caribbean: pleneras (hand drums) and bongos (drums).Music Worcester – Tickets, $10 adults, $6 children
Sunday, December 9, 2001, 5 P.M.BENEFIT HOLIDAY CONCERTHoliday concert – featuring Ida Zecco, pianist Will Sherwood, and others – with a reception following. Benefit for the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance.Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance
Friday, January 18, 2002, 8 P.M.Music Worcester – Tickets, $30, $27Foote, Scherzo for flute & quartet Smetana, String Quartet in E minor, “From My Life” Pleyel, Flute Quintet, Op. 18, No. 2 Jiang (arr.), Chinese Folk Songs for string quartet Beach, Theme and Variations, Op. 80 for flute & string quartetMusic Worcester – Tickets, $30, $27
Saturday, February 9, 2002, 7 P.M.MARDI GRAS BENEFIT FUNDRAISER“A gala evening of music and food to benefit the Guild of the Salisbury Lyric Opera.”Salisbury Lyric Opera
Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 8 P.M.TRIO VORONEZHThe Trio’s diverse repertoire ranges from classical works of Bach, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky to popular songs by Gershwin, to Russian folk and gypsy dance music, all arranged by the Trio’s members.Music Worcester – Tickets, $30, $27
Saturday, March 2, 2002, 8 P.M.MOSE ALLISONJAZZ & BLUES LEGENDMose Allison has been on the music scene for over four decades. His songs are a blend of rustic blues and jazz embellished with profound and often humorous lyrics.WICN Public Radio – Tickets, $20
Sunday, March 3, 2002, 3 P.M.MUSIC FOR KIDS: CLASSICAL MOVES with THE BOSTON BALLETClassical Moves offers you a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with an outstanding ensemble of ballet artists. This interactive demonstration fosters a look inside the creative process and helps children understand ballet as a distinctive art form. It is a great introduction to ballet, classical music and their important relationship. This program, featuring eight Boston Ballet dancers, a ballet master, pianist and emcee, culminates in costumed performances of several short ballet works.Music Worcester – Tickets, adults $10, kids $6
Sunday, March 10, 2002, 3 P.M.BEETHOVEN’S VIENNASpirited works by Beethoven and his Viennese colleagues Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Mauro Giuliani. Featuring guitarist Eloy Cruz from Mexico City.Musicians of the Old Post Road – Tickets, $20 general; $15 for students/seniors
Friday, March 15, 2002, 8 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2002, 8 P.M. Sunday, March 17, 2002, 2 P.M.BRIDGING THE GAP FROM OPERA TO BROADWAYA gala concert commemorating the centennial of the birth of Richard Rodgers – featuring music by the honored composer of American musical theatre, and composers who influenced his work. Selections from Victor Herbert’s Naughty Marietta, Jerome Kern’s Showboat, and the greatest songs of Richard Rodgers. Salisbury Lyric Opera – Tickets $15; $13 for students/seniors
Saturday, March 16, 2002, 9 A.M.COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CONFERENCEConference on the Community Preservation Act, with Robert Durand, Secretary of Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as featured speaker. Sponsored by the Community Preservation Coalition. For further information, contact Ms. Dorrie Pizzella, Trust for Public Land, Boston, (617) 367-6200 x340.n/a
Friday, April 12, 2002, 7 P.M.MUSIC FOR KIDS: DAS PUPPENSPIELMoussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” brought to life in a highly imaginative and stirring journey through music, art and childhood that features an exquisite blend of mime, mask and “bunraku”-style puppetry.Music Worcester – Tickets, adults $10, kids $6
Saturday, April 13, 2002, 8 P.M.MARCUS ROBERTS TRIOWherever jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performs, he strikes a chord of genius, which has made him one of today’s premiere jazz pianists. With his cohorts Roland Guerin on upright bass and Jason Marsalis on drums the Trio creates a special blend of jazz styles.Music Worcester – Tickets, $30, $27
Saturday, April 27, 2002, 6:30 P.M.WORCESTER ACADEMY PROMProm for Juniors and Seniors, including dinner and dancingWorcester Academy
Friday, May 3, 2002, 7 P.M.MUSIC FOR KIDS: MADE IN THE SHADEJazz: America’s Music from New Orleans to New York. The band teaches children about the creation of jazz by African-Americans who “jazzed up” European marching bands and about New York as a jazz center.Music Worcester – Tickets, adults $10, kids $6
Saturday, May 4, 2002, 8 P.M.


Grammy award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton is one of the most celebrated members of jazz’s young guard. His performances showcase him in a dazzling array of contexts, from swing to groove to avant-garde.Music Worcester – Tickets, $30, $27
Saturday, May 11, 2002, 8 P.M.


The Master Singers of Worcester present a rich program celebrating the many voices of America. Contemporary settings of traditional Shaker hymns by composer William Cutter, “Songstream” to the poetic texts of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Alice Parker, and rare works by colonial New England composers culled from the American Antiquarian Society will be highlighted.Master Singers of Worcester – Tickets, $15; student/senior, $12