Newton Arts Calendar

Aston Magna: The World of Henry Purcell @ Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids, Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas. Artists include Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Kristen Watson, soprano; Deborah Rentz Moore, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; David McFerrin; baritone.

Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program.

Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program.

Clara Schumann at 200 @ Second Church in Newton
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
Clara Schumann at 200 @ Second Church in Newton

Clara Wieck Schumann was born 200 years ago on September 13, 1819, and didn’t take long to become one of the greats of her era. Newton Baroque will celebrate her 200th birthday with concerts in Newton and Boston featuring both her own brilliant works as well as music written for her by her husband Robert Schumann, and dear friend Johannes Brahms. Sopano, Nicole Estima and pianist, Andrus Madsen will team up to offer Lieder by Clara Schumann taking advantage of the beautiful 19th Century pianos at Second Church in Newton, and at First Church in Boston. Robert August will play fugues by Clara on the organ as well as organ works written for her by Robert, and Johannes Brahms.

The Road to Carnegie Hall: Instrumental and Vocal Masterpieces @ Newton City Hall
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm
The Road to Carnegie Hall: Instrumental and Vocal Masterpieces @ Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Ten extraordinarily talented children, winners of Talents of the World “Road To Carnegie Hall” International Competition in Georgia (Europe) are traveling to the United States to perform at Carnegie Hall. They will make a few stops, including at Newton City Hall on September 15th at 2:30PM for a special concert.

The children are between 10 and 18 years old, and have already mastered the piano, violin, flute and voice.

Among the children is a 12-year-old boy, Alexandre Zazarashvili, 1st place winner of The Voice. Children. Ukraine, whose youtube video has over 3 million views.