Welcome to Our 2013-2014 Season

Dear Friends,

We invite and welcome you to our thirty-first season of concerts filled with intimate and passionate music making, revelatory insights, and masterful performances by world-class musicians. We welcome to the BCMS roster of member musicians three young masters who will be heard among us throughout the season—violinist/violist Yura Lee, violist Dimitri Murrath and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan.

Within our programs you will see and hear the youthful and refreshing masterpieces by Mendelssohn (Piano Sextet), Walton (Piano Quartet), Brahms (Piano Quartet in G minor) and Beethoven (String Quintet) along with those of experience that foretell the end—Brahms (Clarinet Quintet), Schubert (Fantasie for Piano Four Hands), Fauré (Piano Quintet in C minor), or speak of every day life and its struggle (Smetana’s Piano Trio).

Observe with us the anniversaries of composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) with a performance of his Cello Sonata in November, and painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541–1614). Composer George Tsontakis, the first to be commissioned by the BCMS Commissioning Club, has promised us a musical stroll past several works by “El Greco” to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

Enjoy with us the pairing in two concerts at MIT of works by the real Brahms with the man known as the Russian Brahms, Sergei Taneyev. The many biographical and musical intersections of these two great Romantics, not to mention the physical resemblance, promise an unforgettable experience.

Let our music refresh you.

Marcus A. Thompson, Artistic Director