2017-18 Upcoming Concerts

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2017-18 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series

All concerts are located at the Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North End. A wine and cheese reception will precede each concert at 6:30 p.m., in which guests will have the chance to explore the gallery and mingle with the artists. 

Friday, Oct. 27th, 2017 at 7:30pm 


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


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 


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, Kathryn Mckellar, sopranoNicole Kootz, violin, Caio Afuine, guitar.

2017 Handel’s “Messiah” Part I Concert

Wednesday, December 12th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: St. Stephen’s Church, North End
Tickets: $10- $20 (NEMPAC students are free)
Kristo Kondakci | CONDUCTOR

This annual tradition features an artistic collaboration between professional and amateur musicians including the Boston Landmarks Orchestra One City Choir, Eureka Ensemble Musicians, The St. John School Honor’s Choir, and NEMPAC soloists, all led by conductor Kristo Kondakci. Last year, over 500 people attended to hear the power of Handel’s greatest work. 

Annual Valentine’s  “AMORE” Dinner and Concert

Sunday, February 11th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lucia’s Restaurant, North End
Tickets & Reservations: Cost TBD

A true NEMPAC favorite, join us for a love-themed ‘Amore’ dinner concert which includes a three course dinner paired with our favorite songs about love from various musicals, operas and standards.

NEMPAC Opera Project 2018 Production

Exact date TBA, June 2018

Location: Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall
Tickets: $29-$75
Dr. Tiffany Chang | MUSIC DIRECTOR
Rebecca Miller | STAGE DIRECTOR

Learn more at the official Opera Project section of the website!

Entering its 7th performance season, the project will present a fully staged opera accompanied by orchestra. In an effort to challenge what theatre space ‘has to be’, the project will return to non-traditional performance spaces including Faneuil Hall, the Great Hall, and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.