Our 32nd season of exceptional chamber music starts on June 21 with A World at Our Fingertips: Music of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and World Premiere of Martin Boykan Viola Sonata. Written for Mark Berger, MEE's Violist and Composer, this exciting piece – our New Music at the Edge for 2013 –will be performed by Mark himself with pianist Naoko Sugiyama, Piano. Framing this exciting new work is music of Mozart and Debussy frames this new work, with each piece highlighting MEE performers. The program also features the passion and exuberance of Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet. We hope you will join us?
This program will also be presented as part of our free Senior/Family Series on Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers.
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Commissioning and performing new works is an important part of MEE's mission. Since 1992, we have frequently commissioned and premiered new works. The New Music at the Edge program official our commitment to support and encourage the performance and creation of new music. Our 2013 New Music at the Edge happens in June, with the world premiere of Martin Boykan's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Click here to learn more about our New Music at the Edge program.
Martin Boykan, composer of MEE's New Music at the Edge work, is an important American classical composer well known for his chamber music as well as compositions for larger ensembles, song cycles for voice and piano, and more. He studied composition with Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Walter Piston, and piano with Eduard Steuermann. A Professor Emeritus of Music at Brandeis University, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, in 2011. Click here to learn more about Mr. Boykan.
Save the dates for our July, August and September concerts! Our delightful July program combines music of Beethoven with works by Devienne, Bozza and Purcell. In August, meet our 2013 Emerging Artist at the Edge Jacques Lee Wood, Cello. Then in September, please join us in welcoming back the renowned violinist Daniel Stepner, who will perform with our ensemble.
Our 2013 venues include the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, the home of John Archer in Danvers, the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, and the First Universalist Church of Essex, our newest location. Our free Senior/Family Series continues at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers.
Music in Our Community is what we call MEE's initiative to make music available, affordable and accessible, and people have let us know how deeply MEE has touched their lives. MEE is committed to making music that matters and integrating it into the tapestry of our community life. Our mission includes outreach programs that bring live chamber music into the community. Our outreach programming is year-round and includes the Youth Chamber Concerts in public schools, free Senior/Family Series and the Peabody Institute Close Encounters with Music series. Click here to learn more.
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