2010-2011 Season

October 13 and 14, 2010MORGOIL SYMPOSIUMTechnical sessions for clients of Morgan-Siemens.Morgan-Siemens
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:15 P.M.JIM McGOVERN FUNDRAISER“Women for Jim McGovern” fundraiser in honor of the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage. An evening with congressman Jim McGovern and family, featuring special guest Vicki Kennedy. Suggested contribution $20.10, $50.10, $120.10. RSVP to 508-795-1998 or RSVP [at] jimmcgovern.com, or just come.JimMcGovern.com
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 8 P.M.DUO-PIANO GALA
Malcolm Halliday, Kallin Johnson, Sima Kustanovich, Dick Odgren, Olga Rogach, Myron Romanul, and Ian Watson, pianists
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.Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra -Tickets, $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 4:30 P.M.WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MEETINGAnnual Meeting of members of the Worcester Art MuseumWorcester Art Museum
Friday, November 12, 2010, 8 P.M.KOPELMAN QUARTET
Mikhail Kopelman, violin
Boris Kuschnir, violin
Igor Sulyga, viola
Mikhail Milman, cello
Borodin: String quartet #1 in A
Shostakovich: Two pieces for string quartet (Elegy and Polka)
Brahms: String quartet #2 in a, op. 51 #2
Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 P.M.WORCESTER DIOCESE DINNERDonors’ dinner for The Diocese of Worcester.The Diocese of Worcester – By invitation only
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6 P.M.SENIOR FOCUS RADIO SHOW PARTYWTAG Radio Show “The Senior Focus” with Nick Kaltas Holiday Gala Christmas PartyWSRS/WTAG – By invitation only
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 6 P.M.UMASSMEMORIAL PARTYChristmas party for employees of the Heart & Vascular Department of UMassMemorial Medical Center.UMass Memorial Medical Center – By invitation only
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.WEDDING ELEGANCEIn the atmosphere of a wedding, guests will sample delectable wedding cakes and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, observe stunning floral arrangements, fashionable place settings and linens and hear music in the dazzling setting of historic Tuckerman Hall.Tuckerman Hall – Reservations required; call (508) 754-1234
Friday, February 25, 2011, 8 P.M.CUARTETO CASALS
Vera Martinez Mehner, Violin
Abel Tomàs, Violin
Jonathan Brown, Viola
Arnau Tomàs, Cello
with guest Andreas Klein, Piano
Boccherini: Quartet for strings in g op. 32 #5
Ligeti: String quartet #1, Métamorphoses nocturnes (1953-54)
Schumann: Piano quintet in Eflat op. 44
Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Sunday, February 27, 2011, 3 P.M.WPI ORCHESTRA
Rick Emberley, trumpet
Brendan Dooley, flute
Douglas Weeks, conductor
Works include:
Bach: Brandenburg concerto #2 in F, S. 1047
Beethoven: Symphony #5 in c, op. 67
WPI Humanities & Arts – Free admission
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 4 P.M.MASTER SINGERS OF WORCESTER
with D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
“Visionary Women” – in collaboration with the Worcester Women’s History Project, performed under the direction of Malcolm Halliday. Settings of Massachusetts poets including Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver and Worcester-born Elizabeth Bishop, featured in choral compositions by Gwyneth Walker, Ronald Perera and other contemporary composers, as well as a performance of a new collaboratively-composed work by three area composers celebrating three outstanding women of the Women’s Rights Movement with strong ties to Worcester: Clara Barton, Abby Kelley Foster and Lucy Stone.Master Singers of Worcester – Tickets, $25, $20
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 7 P.M.A TRIBUTE TO MARC SMITHA memorial tribute to Marc P. Smith, playwright, producer, director, and co-founder of Worcester’s Foothills Theatre, who died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at age 77.Family and friends of Marc Smith – All are welcome
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 3 P.M.HAWTHORNE STRING QUARTET
Si-Jing Huang, violin Ronan Lefkowitz, violin Mark Ludwig, viola Sato Knudsen, cello with Thomas Martin, clarinet Jessica Zhou, harp
A Community Chamber Concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven: String quartet #2 in G, op. 18 #2
Srnka: Escape Routines for harp, clarinet and string trio
Complimentary coffee and dessert reception follows.
Boston Symphony Orchestra – By reservation; for free tickets, call (617) 266-1200 or (888) 266-1200.
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 5:30 P.M.SALISBURY SOCIETY EVENINGThe Stephen Salisbury Society of the Worcester Art Museum honors John and Marianne Jeppson. Featured speaker is Roberto Nardi, on “The Art of Rescue: Roman Mosaics at Zeugma”. A reception at the Worcester Art Museum follows.Worcester Art Museum
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8 P.M.COLONIAL BRASS, USAF BAND OF LIBERTYThe Colonial Brass is a six-member group, consisting of a brass quintet and a percussionist, which performs a wide variety of music including traditional brass quintet music, arrangements of orchestral works, jazz, and marches.USAF Band of Liberty – Free admission
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 8 P.M.TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN
Soo-Jin Hong, Violin
Soo-Kyung Hong, Cello
Jens Elvekjaer, Piano
Beethoven: Piano trio in D op. 70 #1, “Ghost”
Martin: Trio on popular Irish folk tunes for piano, violin & cello (1925)
Mendelssohn: Piano trio #2 in c op. 66
Music Worcester – Tickets, $39 and $36
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 5:30 P.M.SAINT-GOBAIN PATENT AWARD DINNERHonoring company employees who have won patents for their inventions benefiting Saint-Gobain.Saint-Gobain Corporation – By invitation only
Friday, May 20, 2011, 6 P.M.UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL RECEPTIONPrivate reception and dinner honoring former chief surgeon and teacher Dr. Brownell Wheeler.University of Massachusetts Medical School – By invitation only
Saturday, May 21, 2011, 6:30 P.M.MARIANAPOLIS PROMSenior class prom.Marianapolis Preparatory School – By invitation only
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8 P.M.WORCESTER ART MUSEUM BENEFIT BALLHonoring Jim Welu’s 25 years as Museum Director. Elegant dinner with live music and dancing and light-hearted “roast”.Worcester Art Museum – Tickets, $275; RSVP required
Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 6 P.M.WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL GRADUATIONGraduation of Worcester Community Action Council students and reception for students and their families.Worcester Community Action Council