This groupmuse happened on Friday, July 22, at 7:00 PM.

Fri, July 22, 2016, 7:00 PM

Back Bay East, Boston

A groupmuse is a live classical music house party-concert.

It's casual, friendly, and intimate. Anyone can host one, and anyone can come.

33 spots total
at this groupmuse

$10+

Minimum payment
to musicians
Drinks
No alcohol
at this groupmuse

Host

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Hsiu Chang
7th-time host

Door open at 7:00pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

This is a concert venue rented by the host for TWO HOURS, please treat the place with respect. The host is a club member, and if there are other musician who wants to play this venue, please just contact the host.

Info about the club: http://www.algonquinclub.com/web/pages/lobby

Please come and enjoy some classical music at this historical social club of 130 years. It is normally closed off to the public because it has its own restaurant and bar and meeting space for club member. Because of this, please do NOT bring any outside food or drink.

YOU CAN BUY YOUR OWN DRINK AND FOOD onsite.

How to get here?
public transportation: Right near Copley Square, Green Line.

by foot or by bike: The Algonquin Club is located 3 blocks, about 0.4 mile, 8 minute walk from the MBTA Green Line, Copley Square Stop

parking: Metered Street parking is available

===Kalliope was originally the name of a Greek Goddess, and translated the word means "beautiful sound". The Kalliope Trio is dedicated to creating beautiful music with a unique touch. Our colorful combination of piano, oboe, and bassoon creates a dynamic combination appropriate for many different events including weddings, private parties, and more. We also are dedicated to educating the next generation of musicians and performing educational concerts for children of all ages. As a trio we love creating music together because we each have something unique to offer to the music. To learn more about our individual experiences check out the biographies below.

Jessica Warren
Jessica Warren is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying under John Ferrillo. She is a member of the Cape Ann Symphony and was was an Associate Member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra for the 2014-15 season. In her summers, she has performed as a member of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Eastern Music Festival. As a teacher, she has worked with advanced high school and college oboists at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University. Ms. Warren was a student of Linda Strommen at Indiana University, where she received a Performer Diploma and Master of Music degree. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio State University, where she studied with Robert Sorton.
Natalie Zemba
Originally from Lexington, Natalie began playing bassoon at age 10 and studied with Louise Goni. After this she moved to upstate New York where she received her BM at the Eastman School of Music, followed by her MM at Carnegie Mellon University. Her principal teachers include Boston Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Richard Ranti, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bassoonist Nancy Goeres, John Hunt, and Krassimir Ivanov. She has received scholarships to perform with to several summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Hot Springs Music Festival. While living in Pittsburgh Natalie performed in many interesting projects including a collaboration with Attack Theater (a dance company based in Pittsburgh) in a fully-staged version of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat. Since returning to the Boston area in 2014 Natalie has been very active as a freelance musician including performances with the Cape Symphony and the Atlantic Symphony, and is looking forward to more freelancing in the Boston area. She is also the 2015 recipient of the Sherman Walt Bassoon Merit Award, which is awarded annually by the Boston Woodwind Society. When not playing the bassoon, Natalie enjoys running, biking, painting, and teaching
Stephanie Mao

Stephanie Mao was born in San Francisco, California and is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory with a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano. During her time there, she studied under the tutelage of Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman and had the privilege of performing in several Liederabend concerts and Sonata nights as well as with the orchestra in several opera productions. Prior to NEC, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and studied under Hanna Li. There, she was the pianist for the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble and performed with them at Carnegie Hall as well as the Kennedy Center. She also worked extensively with the students at the School of Drama and assisted in the production of several musicals. She has played for several master classes for accomplished musicians such as Midori, Andrew Garland, Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Georg Lehner, Kyoko Hashimoto, Byron Janis, and Christopher O’Riley.

Stephanie is currently a pianist at the Boston Ballet School and the NEC Preparatory School as well as the pianist for Opera Hub in Boston.


Music

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Kalliope Trio

Piano Trio

Parisian Piano Trios and the Romantics who inspired them

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano Francis Poulenc
Piano Trio op. 38 Ludwig van Beethoven
Concert Fantasy on Rossini's "L’Italiana in Algieri" Eugene Jancourt/Charles Triebert

This dynamic program featuring Francis Poulenc’s Piano Trio is bound to create a beautiful evening. Written in 1926, this trio demonstrates Poulenc’s individuality within a french neoclassical style of colorful harmonies. He embraces the different tone colors of the oboe and bassoon, using them to create beautiful lyrical lines in the slow second movement, along with many fun character-filled musical ideas in the fast movements. Poulenc’s virtuosic talent as a pianist is reflected strongly in this trio by the beautiful but very challenging piano part. This trio is arguably the most famous piano/double reed trio ever written, and is a must-hear for any double reed enthusiast or anyone curious about the double reed/piano trio!

Concert fantasy on Rossini’s ‘L’Italiana in Algieri’ is a virtuosic work written in 1856 by bassoonist Eugene Jancourt and oboist Charles Triebert, two exceptionally talented Parisian musicians. This twelve minute work is packed with contrasting Rossini Arias, and is a perfect reflection of Jancourt and Triebert’s virtuosity as performers, love of Italian opera, and determination to convince future composers that double reed instruments can contribute to beautiful virtuosic chamber music.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio Op. 38 is the perfect compliment to these colorful Parisian works. This trio was written originally as a septet but arranged as a piano trio by Beethoven himself, resulting in a challenging but beautiful piano part. Beethoven’s wrote this trio at age 30 and it reflects his life well because the music is strong, balanced, and full of promise, but also has a darker undertone that can be heard at some point in almost every movement. The ten minute selection for this program features a graceful adagio, sprightly scherzo, and exciting finale including a piano cadenza!


Attendees

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Andi Broka

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Korei Klein

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David Nicholson

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Evan Schwartz

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Anna Seda

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Allison Cook

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Tilly Josephson

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Sophia K.

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Lydia Kim

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Dinah Bodkin

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D J

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Eric Berg

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Heather Leosz


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Matt Slauson, about 2 years ago

Hello! It seems like the page isn't fully loading for me - could someone tell me what the expected contribution for the musicians is? Thank you!



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Hsiu Chang, about 2 years ago

$10 suggested donation.



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Natalie Zemba, about 2 years ago

Looking forward to playing some beautiful and exciting music for you tomorrow! We still have plenty of open spots so feel free to invite friends!



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Hsiu Chang, about 2 years ago

Thank you for making a magical night of music and conversation.



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Natalie Zemba, about 2 years ago

Thank you everyone for braving the heat and coming out last night! It was great to have such an appreciative audience and we had a great time performing for you! If you would like to see us at an upcoming groupmuse at your place or another place (with a piano) feel free to contact us at [email protected]