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Upcoming Sarasa Concerts

We’re pleased to welcome you to the latest season of the Sarasa Chamber Music Series!

The seventeenth season of Sarasa’s Chamber Music Series promises to deliver a fascinating and varied selection of works that we hope will entice our longstanding supporters and friends, and welcome many newcomers. Musicians hailing from Europe and esteemed locals from the Boston area and beyond combine forces to present a collaborative spirit and mixture of approaches.

Sarasa’s Chamber Music Series coexists with its indispensable Outreach Program in juvenile detention centers. Generated with a similar desire to touch the lives of others, its short residencies and concerts provide much needed creative interactions with teens who have no recourse to live music in their daily life. These sessions re-establish vibrancy, confidence and hope to those who have been affected by trauma, dysfunctional home lives and suffered from severe addictions and depression. We continue to be generously supported by the Kalliopeia Foundation and the Otto and Marianne Wolman Foundation, without whom this invaluable work would be impossible. Sarasa also relies on the magnanimous donations from you, our wonderful audience and patrons. Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to an exciting season ahead!

  FUNDRAISER :: A Benefit to support Sarasa concert and outreach programs
        Music ranging from Baroque and Classical to musical theater
The Commander's Mansion

•   Kristen Watson, soprano
•   Krista River, mezzo-soprano
•   Nathan Troup, baritone
•   Daniel Padgett, keyboard
•   Timothy Merton & Jennifer Morsches, cellos
•   Maggie Cole, harpsichord
•   Christoph Wald, recorder

»  3.30 ~ 6.00 pm  Sunday, September 27, 2015
    The Commander’s Mansion
    440 Talcott Avenue | Watertown, MA

Join us for a festive afternoon of music, tea, fancy cakes, sparkling wine, and savories.

Meet many of Sarasa’s most treasured musicians and enjoy a selection of memorable music ranging from Baroque and Classical to musical theater.

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SARASA . 14 High Street . Cambridge . MA 02138
Phone :: 617.429.0332

  BEETHOVEN UP CLOSE
        Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69 | Violin Sonata TBA | Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Beethoven Sonatas and Trios

•   Christina Day Martinson, violin
•   Timothy Merton, cello
•   Maggie Cole, harpsichord

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»  8 pm Saturday, November 7, 2015
    Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA
»  7 pm Sunday, November 8, 2015
    First Parish in Concord, Concord, MA
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  THEME and VARIATIONS

Vivaldi ‘La Folia’ | Piccinini ‘Partite variate sopra la folia aria Romanesca’
Mozart String Quartet No. 10 in C Major, K. 170 | Schubert ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet
Theme and Variations ConcertLisa Binkley :: Madison, Wisconsin fiber/bead artist and teacher
www.lisabinkley.com

•   Nurit Pacht and Pierre Joubert, violins
•   Jenny Stirling, viola
•   Timothy Merton, cello
•   Nathaniel Cox, theorbo

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»  8 pm Saturday, January 23, 2016
    Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA
»  7 pm Sunday, January 24, 2016
    First Parish in Concord, Concord, MA
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  EASTER CONCERT
        Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’
Easter 2016 Concert

•   Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons, violins
•   Jenny Stirling, viola
•   Jennifer Morsches, cello
•   Robert Moore, narrator

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»  8 pm Friday, March 25, 2016
    St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Acton, MA
»  7 pm Saturday, March 26, 2016
    First Parish in Concord, Concord, MA
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  QUASI UNA FANTASIA

Purcell Fantasias | Biber Fantasia
Thomas Vignieri, “My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer”
~ based on the poem by Mark Strand (World Premiere; Harp & Strings Version)
Britten Fantasy Quartet | Shostakovich Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83
Quasi una fantasia Concert

•   Haldan Martinson and Christina Day Martinson, violins
•   Jenny Stirling, viola
•   Jennifer Morsches (Britten, Biber), cello
•   Timothy Merton (Shostakovich), cello
•   Peggy Pearson, oboe
•   TBA, harp
•   TBA, baritone

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»  8 pm Saturday, May 21, 2016
    Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA
»  7 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016
    First Parish in Concord, Concord, MA
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