Recent News for Sarasa
March 2018 Newsletter
Interview with tenor
Interview with Marka Gustavsson
Interview with videographer Gregorio León
Violist Marka Gustavsson has performed internationally in the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Philippines, China, and Japan. On May 20th and 21st, she will be joining Sarasa for the first time in a program of Russian Romantic music. She recently agreed to talk with us about her musical life. You can read Sarasa’s interview with her here.
Sarasa’s March, 2017 “Trainspotting” concert set will feature a video presentation to accompany the performance of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, for string quartet and pre-recorded performance tape. On hand to manage the projection of the video images will be Emerson College student Gregorio León. Gregorio has won the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s award for excellence in projection during Ridge’s production of Anon(ymous). In his senior year at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, he directed a ten-minute rendition of Babel’s in Arms by David Ives, and assisted in producing Our Truths, a student-written and performed one-act play.
“My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer”
By Mark Strand (1980), music by Tom Vignieri (1986 and 2016)
This setting of “My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer” for voice, oboe, harp & string quartet was commissioned by the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble and premiered May 21st and 22nd, 2016 in Cambridge and Concord, Massachusetts.
Join the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble for our 18th Season! Sarasa is pleased to present a wonderful variety of composers, music genres and performing artists in 2016-17.
Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble recently performed at Yellow Barn in Putney, VT in July 2016, to a captive and enthralled audience. Enjoy a video clip from this concert!
Have you seen Sarasa's video? Hear soprano Dominique Labelle and Sarasa's founding director, Timothy Merton share with you the importance of this Boccherini CD...and hear a sneak peek of some music too!
May with Sarasa: Season Finale, Recording Updates, Composer Talk
Sarasa's May Concert will feature a commissioned work by composer Tom Vignieri
April Updates from Sarasa
Talking with our Founding Director, Timothy Merton!
"Sarasa materialized out of a friends request for me to play to some of the inmates in Sing Sing prison sometime in 1997. "
Sarasa's Jennifer Morsches is on the cover of this month's Early Music Today featuring Florilegium - one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles.
We know Jennifer as cellist and Director of Programming at Sarasa...yes, she is the talent behind those beautifully written words on Sarasa's programs. And as Jennifer is taking the lead on our March concert, we wanted to share with you a little more about her.