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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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.
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.
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.
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. Here is just one of the glowing comments from our concert attendees: "Classical music did not come alive for me until I attended my first MEE concert. I am grateful to MEE for bringing this new beauty into my life."
Consider the words of an 8 year old student who just experienced a Youth Chamber Concert at his school: "Music is all I hear when I listen. But in my mind I see a whole new creation that relates to the music. But not just any creation. A whole new world that goes for miles on end. A world where there are no wars just peace. I may only hear music. But I imagine much more."
Or this from an attendee at one of our free Senior/Family Concerts: "It is hard to find the proper superlative to describe the concerts. A rare treat!"
Your support for our work can take many forms, from attending our programs to offering time as a volunteer or partaking in our fundraisers. We are grateful to the generosity of individuals whose financial contribution helps ensure that our work continues to enrich the lives of people in the many communities we serve. We also wish to extend a sincere thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, foundations and local Cultural Councils in supporting our programs.
Please consider making a donation to support our work. It's as easy as clicking here, or you can contact us at 978-270-4463 to learn more about ways you can help us bring beautiful music to your community.
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