2017-18 Upcoming Concerts


June 22 – 25, 2017 – NEMPAC Opera Project – Beethoven’s “Fidelio” 

Please visit the Opera Project page. 


July 6, 13, 20, 27 – Summer 2017 Concert Series

Please visit the Summer Concert Series page. 


2017-18 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series

Friday, Oct. 27th, 2017 at 7:30pm 

“BOSTON COMPOSERS: THEN & NOW”

 The inaugural concert of the 2017/18 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series is devoted to the work of Boston’s finest Composers, past and present. This concert is a celebration of the vibrant musical culture in our city, and a tribute to the central role that the North End Performing Arts Center has played in the North End and greater Boston community. Composers featured include Leonard Bernstein, Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Vartan Aghababian, Matthew Aucoin, and Heather Gilligan.

Performers include some of NEMPAC’s faculty: Rachele Schmiege, soprano; Shadwa Mussad, violin, Executive Director, Sherri Snow, soprano, and Artistic Director Christina Wright-Ivanova.


Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018 at 7:30pm

“100 YEARS AFTER THE WAR”

This second recital in the Bijou de la Vida Concert series is devoted to chamber music written during World War I. This concert reflects contemplation of the roots of humanity, and the search for everlasting values within national traditions in the context of the Great War. We will hear elements of despair, but also of perseverance, humor and optimism that are at the core of human nature.  Works by de Falla, Janáček, Messiaen and more, as well as Stravinsky’s powerful ‘L’histoire du soldat’ for violin, clarinet and piano.

Performers include Vera Savage, mezzo-soprano; Klaudia Szlachta, violin; Ryan Yure, clarinet; Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. 


Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 7:30pm 

“JAZZ / CABARET NIGHT”

 This feature event of the Bijou de la Vida Concert Series will highlight some well-known cabaret, jazz, musical theatre and classical music in a special cross-over event. Music will include Paul Schoenfeld’s fun Trio, ‘Café Music’, and Cabaret Song selections by William Bolcom. 

Performers include Alexandra Dietrich, mezzo soprano, Nicole Kootz, violin, Caio Afuine, guitar, and Rhaea D’Aliesio, soprano. 


 

PAST CONCERT SERIES 2016-17

March: Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

EMBRACING THE ETHEREAL: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF FRENCH AND MINIMALIST WORKS

Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North End

6:00 p.m. – Wine & appetizer reception
7:00 p.m. – Concert program
8:15 p.m. – Networking / mingling with artists
 
NEMPAC is returning to the beautiful Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery for our March Concert Series Event, featuring a wine and appetizer reception, the chance to explore and enjoy a private North End Art Gallery, and the opportunity to meet the artists after the performance. The Bijou de la Vida Gallery, located in the heart of the North End, is an intimate and inspiring setting to enjoy this exciting classical program.  
 
The performance, consisting of chamber music, will focus on temporal and spatial elements of French and Minimalist music, and the ability to heal through music. We will be exploring Mysticism and the Spiritual in music, including the fresh and intricate Three Pieces for cello and piano by Nadia Boulanger, the lyrical Lied for cello by Vincent d’Indy, Jolivet’s powerful Chant de Linos, and Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. This French program will be peppered with minimalist works such as John Adams’ ‘China Gates’ for solo piano, which will create an evening of contemplation on time and space in music.
 
This concert will feature Egle Jarkova, violin; Orlando Cela, flute; Yumi Bae, cello and Artistic Director Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. 
 
The reception will feature French inspired h‘dourves & wine catered by Manda and Me catering (www.mandandme.com). 
 
Tickets: $35, includes pre-performance wine and appetizer reception. Purchase tickets here: TICKETS
 

 
February: Sunday, February 12th 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Valentines Opera Concert: MUSIC AND WORDS OF AMORE

In partnership with Opera On Tap Boston

La Galleria 33Restaurant, 125 Salem St, North End

We are excited to bring our Annual Valentine’s Day Concert in partnership with Opera On Tap to one of our favorite North End restaurants, La Galleria 33! Join us for a lovely evening of food, wine and live music featuring your favorite opera songs, arias and duets about love.
A Ticket includes: 3 Course Dinner (appetizer, entree and dessert/coffee), glass of wine and a live performance featuring Abigail Krawczyńska, Soprano, Caitlin Felsman, Mezzo-Soprano, Ethan Bremner, Tenor and Nathan Rodriguez, Baritone.

Tickets/Tables are first come, first serve and reservation only. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite using the link below, OR you can email ssnow@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270 to complete your reservation and payment offline. For tables over 4 guests – please contact us offline.


January: Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr Concert: PORTRAIT OF A POWER COUPLE – AN EVENING OF BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT

Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North Endnempac-beethoven-schubert-poster-print-page-001

Through the all-encompassing journey of Beethoven and Schubert’s Chamber Music, the “NEMPAC Concert Series” January recital will highlight some of the greatest chamber works and lieder of these two composers, including Schubert’s Fantasia in f minor. When Beethoven passed away in 1827, Schubert had the great responsibility of becoming the most revered and respected composer in Vienna. Schubert wrote tributes about Beethoven in letter form and in his musical works. This makes Beethoven and Schubert the power couple of Viennese society for the first half of the nineteenth century. The development of classical and romantic music owes so much to these titans of the musical world.

Surrounded by visual inspiration in the beautiful and intimate  Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery, the North End Concert Series presents this recital with Andrei Baumann, piano and John Nevergall, tenor, and with NEMPAC’s Executive Director Sherri Snow, soprano, and Artistic Director, Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. A wine and cheese reception, catered by Dare to Taste, will follow this prestigious performance.

Tickets are $25 online and $32 at the door (includes catered reception in a private art gallery). To purchase tickets for this event, please follow the link: Portrait of a Power Couple Tickets

Andrei Baumann, piano / Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano / Sherri Snow, soprano / John Nevergall, tenor

 

December: Wednesday, December 14th 2016 at 7:00 p.m.messiah-poster

Handel’s Part I of “THE MESSIAH”

Free Holiday Concert and open to the public at St. Stephen’s Church, North End

Reserve tickets here: Messiah Concert Tickets

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center presents its 2nd Holiday Concert of Handel’s “Messiah” Part I. The concert, conducted by Kristo Kondakci, will be held in the North End at the St. Stephen’s Church on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation.

 

 


November: Saturday, Nov. 5th 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

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Inaugural Concert Series 2016-17 Event: MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE

Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston St, Boston, MA

NEMPAC Concert Series is proud to present our season opener, an evening of Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian music with special Guest Artists, pianists Inês Andrade and Edoardo Carpenedo, and clarinetist Karen Luttik. This rich and diverse program features music inspired by food and dance, including the Spanish tango, French minuet and Polish Mazurka.
 
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Young Audience between the ages of 21 and 35 can purchase tickets for $15. Student tickets can be purchased for $12. Please purchase tickets online here: Music, Food & Dance Tickets
 
Karen Luttik, Clarinet / Inês Andrade, Piano / Edoardo Carpenedo, Piano / Christina Wright-Ivanova, Piano. Featuring works by Kenji Bunch, Debussy, Bizet, Pagotto, Lopes Graca and more.