South Coast Chamber Closes Season with April Smolders

SCCMS Artistic Director Janice Weber

On April 14 & 15, the NBSO’s South Coast Chamber Music Series finishes off its 2017-2018 season with “April Smolders,” a capricious array of fantasy, virtuosity, the familiar, and the unknown. Artistic Director and pianist Janet Janice Weber is joined by violinists Piotr Buczek and Nina Bishop Nunn, violist Don Krishnaswami, and cellist Timothy Roberts for performances in Marion and South Dartmouth.

Leo Ornstein’s saturated romantic Fantasy No. 1 for viola and piano opens a program redolent of spring. Anton Arensky’s brilliant Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor counterweighs Samuel Barber’s heartbreaking Adagio for Strings. The season closes with a neglected gem, the Piano Quintet in C Major by Nikolai Medtner, a contemporary of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Join us for a grand finale!

There will be two performances: Saturday, April 14, 4pm, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, and Sunday, April 15, 4pm, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth. Tickets are $20 at the door, or purchase online at: www.nbsymphony.org/season-subscriptions#chamber-tickets

New beginning, new sound—the New Bedford Symphony! The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!

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