We launched our annual fundraising appeal early in October. We are trying to raise $1900 to meet our matching requirements for the generous grant we have received from the CT Office of the Arts. The response so far has been very good. A sincere thank you to all those who have already contributed. We are less than 1/4 away from reaching our goal. Please help us bridge this gap!
To contribute please send a check made payable to Avery Concerts at 77 Wheeler Street, Winsted, CT 06098. You can also make you donation through paypal by following this link:
NEW CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Thanks to generous grants from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Hartford Arts Council, and the continued support of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT, the Avery Ensemble, in collaboration with Cuatro Puntos is launching "CHAMBER MUSIC FOR PEACE". This new program provides free weekend workshops for young musicians interested in improving their skills and musicianship while learning how to engage their community and the world.
FALL WORKSHOP DATES:
October 18, 25, November 1, 2, 2014
WINTER WORKSHOP DATES
February 7, 14, 21, 22, 2015
APPLICATION AND TUITION ARE FREE
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EXPANDED CONCERT SERIES!
The generous support of COA, the Hartford Arts Council and Trinity has also made it possible for the Avery Ensemble to increase the number of concerts in its series from 2 to 4! We hope you will be able join us for an exciting all new season!
NOVEMBER 1, 2014, 7:30 P.M.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
Avery Ensemble members Annie Trepanier & Steve Larson, joined by oboist Charles Huang, pianist Mohamed Shams & Cuatro Puntos will perform new music by Mohamed Aly Farag & Gilad Cohen as well as two masterworks by Ernest Bloch and Dmitri Shostakovich.
DECEMBER 6, 2014, 7:30 P.M.
C.P.E. BACH, ALFRED SCHNITTKE, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Avery Ensemble & guest violinist Aaron Packard will present a program celebrating two anniversaries; 300 years since the birth of C.P.E. Bach and 80 years since Alfred Schnittke's. In addition to these two composers, the concert will also feature the highly creative and energetic Paul Schoenfield and the soulful Gabriel Fauré.
FEBRUARY 21, 2015, 7:30 P.M.
THE PARIS CONNECTION
Avery Members Annie Trepanier & Steve Larson will once again be joined by Cuatro Puntos for a program of music by south american composers Eduardo Gamboa, Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos & Alberto Ginestera, ending with one of W.A. Mozart's fabulous viola quintets!
APRIL 11, 2015, 7:30 P.M.
The Avery Ensemble & guest violinist Aaron Packard will end the series with a performance of unforgettable works by Pierre Jalbert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Aaron Kernis.
FREE WILL DONATION
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HELP SUPPORT OUR SERIES
Our mission is to increase access to world-class chamber music through our concert series and related outreach and educational activities. Our concerts build broad audiences by representing a uniquely broad stylistic range of music. We preserve, expand and validate the cultural heritage of Western art music as we make it pertinent to the lives of our contemporary public through multidimensional programming that focuses on issues of all kinds. In addition, the members of Avery Ensemble and our collaborative artists are all deeply committed to passing on our passion for music, knowledge and skills to the young. It is our hope that these activities will build both cultural richness and deeper interconnectedness in our communities.
LINKS FOR PRESENTERS
Presenters are invited to browse though the following links for an overview of concert repertoire and activities:
MP3 SAMPLES / SERIES 14-15
SERIES ARCHIVES 07-08 / SERIES ARCHIVES 08-09
SERIES ARCHIVES 09-10 / SERIES ARCHIVES 10-11
SERIES ARCHIVES 11-12 / SERIES ARCHIVES12-13
SERIES ARCHIVES 13-14
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