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What's Happening at St. Peter's
Opera Brittenica at Saint Peter's on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Opera Brittenica presents its second production of the 2014-2015 Season with "Britten by 3 & 4." This concert will feature some of Boston's most talented and sought after musicians performing rarely heard string quartets, as well as a well-loved sacred canticle.
Four incredible string instrumentalists (Olga Patramanskaya, Ryan Shannon, Drew Ricciardi, Luke Krafka) have united to create OB4TET. The first quartet is Britten's "String Quartet in D" written in 1931. The second is a his quartet treatment of his String Orchestral work; "Simple Symphony."
In addition, Opera Brittenica is incredibly fortunate to have the music director for All Saints in Ashmont, Andrew Sheranian, as well as the stunning countertenor; Bryan Pollack, joining Opera Brittenica's Joshua Collier (Tenor) in a performance of Britten's second canticle; Abraham and Isaac. The piece is a musical treatment of a 14th century mystery play and follows the Old Testament journey of Abraham and his son, Isaac and scored for Tenor, Countertenor/Mezzo Soprano, and piano.
Advance tickets are available at www.operabrittanica.com, and at the door on the night of the performance.
Kuumba Singers of Harvard College at Saint Peter’s on Saturday, March 7
The Black Arts Festival Benefit Concert, Fruitful Seeds of a Rootless Tree, takes place on Saturday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. and features Gospel House Musician, Kenny Bobien! It is a musical timeline of the way the concept of freedom has evolved through Black music. The first half of the concert will consist of Negro Spirituals, Gospel, Blues and Jazz. The second will consist of Soul, Gospel House, and Rap. We will use spoken word and visual imagery to weave the genres together and put words and images to past struggles and current issues that inspired artists to create. Proceeds will go toward developing a scholarship fund for youth to take music lessons at Abundant Life Music Instruction. To learn more about Kuumba Singers or the Black Arts Festival and see all the events for the week, please view our website at www.kuumbasingers.org!
Grand Harmonie at Saint Peters on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Harmonie is a groundbreaking ensemble bringing a fresh, spontaneous voice to period music performance on the East Coast. Its members are dedicated to historically-informed performances of music from Mozart to Brahms on original instruments, in concerts ranging from intimate salon-style events to full-scale orchestral programs and operas. The Grand Harmonie sound has been hailed by critics as "delicate and gauzy" (New York Times), "tight and energetic" (Boston Globe), and "lusty, rhythmic, and rustic - theirs was early music with a stomp" (Hub Review).
On Friday, March 13, Grand Harmonie will present "Mixed Media" Exquisite chamber music settings by Mozart, Hummel, and Devienne highlight the artistry of renowned forte pianist Sylvia Berry and select Grand Harmonie performers. Suggested Donation: $20 general, $10 senior/students.