This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert
A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
A Constellation of Nocturnes
Beacon Hill, Boston
Fri, October 7 7:00 PM, EDT
COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse
The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.
- 25 spots total at this groupmuse
- Bring your own drinks
- Not accessible
- Kid-friendly event
Where everyone may recognize the delicate tones of a Chopin Nocturne, similarly titled pieces by other composers are less well known. Come hear nocturnes by Field (who is the originator of this title), Liszt, Fauré, and of course, Chopin - performed by Sam Partyka, who will also present his own addition to to the genre.
With the Nocturne, composers are invited to pen their subtlest musical imaginings. Where Field's nocturnes owe their inspiration to the duetto notturno of opera (e.g. "Nuit paisible et sereine" from Béatrice et Bénedict by Berlioz) in which two women sing to an orchestral accompaniment, others may have less tangible origins, Sam invites us to listen for a visit from Calliopeia, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the mists of a dream coalescing and dissolving, the church bells stirring the stillness of night in the early morning Matins service.
Wine and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage.
Parking is limited on Beacon Hill. Parking is available in Boston Common Garage on Charles St. Nearest T stops are Charles/MGH (Red) & Arlington (Green)
Two nocturnes by John Field, in B-flat major and E minor
Three nocturnes by Chopin, Op. 15
A nocturne in E major written by the pianist
Liebestraum #3 and Les Cloches de Genève by Liszt
Three nocturnes by Fauré, Op. 33
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