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Worcester Chamber Music Society Announces Season 9

Friday, August 08, 2014


Worcester Chamber Music Society has announced their ninth season. The season features the Main Stage Series, Café Concerts and Very Open Rehearsals (VOR).  The Main Stage Series features a blend of chamber music gems and fantastic works rarely performed in this area. The Café Series offers lighter fare, and our VOR’s engages the audience in an educational experience.


Thomas Keil Memorial Concert

Thursday, September 18, Congregational Church, Grafton    7:30 PM

Saturday, September 20, First Baptist Church, Worcester    7:30 PM

With Guest Artist Marcus Thompson, viola

This concert explores three different musical talents: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Glazunov.

Water Games

Thursday, November 13, Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard    7:30 PM

Saturday, November 15, First Baptist Church, Worcester    7:30 PM

Featuring guest Geoffrey Burleson, piano.

In conjunction with "Luminous Will", an exhibiting of paintings by Kat O'Connor on view at the Worcester Center for Crafts Oct 9-Nov 22.

Annual Family Concert: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Sunday, March 1, Mechanics Hall, Worcester   3:00 PM

With guests William Kirkley, clarinet and Robert Schultz, percussion

WCMS musicians will perform the piece with narrator Rohan Gregory. In conjunction with Youth Art Month, drawings created by Worcester Public School students will be projected above the musicians to compliment the story telling. Following the performance, the children are invited to meet the musicians and see the instruments up close.

Bach and Beyond

Thursday, April 9, Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard    7:30 PM

Sunday, April 12, Mechanics Hall/Washburn, Worcester    4:00 PM

This concert features works of Bach alongside 20th and 21st century works based on the music of Bach.

Our Café Series continues with 2 concerts at the award winning Nuovo Restaurant and one concert at Eric’s La Patisserie. Enjoy wine and dessert during the performance for a real French Café experience, or choose the dinner ticket option for a delicious buffet dinner before the show (October 16, January 15 & March 12).

Very Open Rehearsals (VOR) November 9, February 21, March 28

A VOR is an opportunity to watch WCMS at work, and see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the musicians. They are performed in private homes and include a light dinner following the rehearsal. It is truly an engaging and enlightening experience. Proceeds fund WCMS' Neighborhood Strings program.

There will be a pre-concert talk 1/2 hr. before each concert. Tickets $27-$52, Student Rush $8 at the door with a WOO card. Children under 17 free admission when accompanied by an adult.  All venues are handicapped accessible. Double WOO points.

2014-2015 season tickets are on sale now. Tickets and information at http://www.worcesterchambermusic.org, or phone 978-456-2730.  Photos for download at http://www.worcesterchambermusic.org


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