NEMPAC Concert with Sounds of Italy, Allegro Concert Series

Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs, Saturday May 7th at 5:00 p.m.
NEMPAC will feature a concert on May 7th at 5:00 p.m. at I AM Books titled “Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs” with Tenor – Salvatore Atti, Soprano – Jaclyn Atti, and Pianist and Artistic Director – Christina Wright-Ivanova. The event has limited seating and all ticket proceeds go directly to NEMPAC artists with a small fee to the book store. Please see more info below!

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 NEMPAC Opera Project June 23 – 26, 2016
A two act opera based on the traditional story of “Cinderella” sung in Italian and accompanied by chamber orchestra. Artistic Director is Rebecca Rapoport-Cole.

Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, June 23, 24, 25th at 7:30 p.m.NEMPAC Opera Project
The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall
Ticketed performances with VIP seating

Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, June 26th at 4:30 p.m.

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Free community outreach performance open to the public, Semi-Staged Version

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NEMPAC Summer Concerts in the ParkSummer Concert Series
Thursday Nights in July from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Concerts are free and open to the public.

July 7: Old-Timey Classics Jukebox: Songs of the Golden Age of Stage and Screen: (Rain location: St. Stephen’s Church)

July 14: Jazz Night with Sounds of Italy: Scanzonati (rain location: St Stephen’s Church)

July 21: Swing Favorites in the Park: Eight to the Bar (rain date / location: Tues July 26th, The Prado)

July 28: Traditional Irish Quartet: The Ivy Leaf: (Rain location: St. Stephen’s Church)

As part of our 15th Anniversary Performance Season, we are excited to continue our July Thursday Night Series supported by, Boston Parks Dept, I AM Books and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

Series partners include I AM Books and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, City of Boston. Stefano Marchese: Series Director.



PAST Productions / Concerts in 2015-16 include:

Friday, February 12th – AMORE, an Evening of American Love Songs
St. Stephen’s Church
401 Hanover Street, Boston MA
7:30 p.m
Amore, an evening of American love songs

From Sinatra to Ella to Broadway and more, America’s songbook is rich with such unforgettable tunes as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Dancing Cheek to Cheek”, “Goodnight, My Someone”, and “That’s Amore”. Join us with your true love for a night of classic songs and fall in love all over again.

Dinner & Music! Bring your Concert program with you while you Dine at Taranta Restaurant on Friday, Feb 12th and receive a free glass of processo with your meal!

Tickets Now Available: $15 Adults / $10 Students: Purchase Online

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Calliope Winds Ensemble
St. Stephen’s Church
7:30 p.m.

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Calliope Winds presents a program of lively works for woodwind quintet by French, English, and American composers. Be transported back to the warmth and joy of summer with upbeat dances by Bozza and Ligeti and the sultry sounds of Barber’s Summer Music.

Calliope Winds:

Alicia Mielke, Flute
Michelle Zwi, Oboe
David Dziardziel, Clarinet
Ali Eaton, Bassoon
Jennifer Robbins, French Horn
The Concert Program:
Jacques Ibert, Trois Pièces Brèves (Three Short Pieces)
Darius Milhaud, La cheminée du roi René
György Ligeti, Six Bagatelles
Malcolm Arnold, Three Shanties
Samuel Barber, Summer Music
Eugène Bozza, Scherzo

About Calliope Winds: A dynamic ensemble formed in 2011, Calliope Winds enthusiastically performs throughout New England in both artistic and educational capacities. They have been featured performers in Jordan Hall’s Chamber Music Gala, were honored to appear in the 2013 Arthur Burger memorial concert, and have performed in masterclass with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Members of Calliope are active in the community and have received fellowships sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, performing throughout Boston Public School systems promoting literature and social development through classical music.


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Love, Loss and Transformation
Steinert Hall
7:30 p.m.

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is happy to announce their 2016 Inaugural Concert of the 2015-16 Winter Concert Series which will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in collaboration with Steinway & Sons at Steinert Hall. Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Winter Concert Series, Christina Wright-Ivanova, has programmed a beautiful concert titled “Love, Loss and Transformation” which will feature musical reflections of Czech and Russian Masters. The intimate performance will include a complimentary pre-concert wine and cheese reception. NEMPAC is looking forward to announcing their upcoming 2016 Performance Season at this event.

NEMPAC is eager to welcome the return of Italian Cellist, Francesco Mastromatteo who delivered such an inspiring evening last October 2014 titled “From Russian to Italy”. Mr. Mastromatteo’s delivered sheer emotion to the audience through his performance and also inticed the audience sharing knowledge about the composers and repertoire. Italian violinist, Andrea Segar, joins us for her first performance with NEMPAC. Tickets are available for purchase: PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

The Program:

Shostakovich Sonata for Cell and Piano in d minor, Op. 40
Janacek Violin Sonata
Smetana Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15



NEMPAC Summer Concert Series 2015


NEMPAC is partnering once again with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events this summer season to bring this exciting music program to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and it is FREE to the community. The series is being generously supported by many exceptional sponsors. Audiences can look forward to an appealing array of music genres and NEMPAC Faculty, Artistic Directors, and Friends Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.

The concert series kicks off July 9th with “Songs in the Key of Broadway: A musical timeline of 42nd Street”. It will take the audience from the earliest moments of musical theatre to the blockbuster productions of today. From Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim, Lloyd Webber, and Schwartz, it is a celebration of comedy and love with some of America’s most beloved tunes. Performers include NEMPAC favorites Lindsay Conrad and Christian Schwebler, and welcoming Reagle Music Theatre star, Lori L’Italien.

NEMPAC Summer Concert Line-Up at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

July 9th – Songs in the Key of Broadway; A musical timeline of 42nd Street

July 16th – Patrice Williamson Jazz Quartet

July 23rd NEMPAC Opera Project; Featuring Italian Opera Favorites

July 30th – Eight to the Bar! …And for those interested in getting their groove on, there will be a pre-concert group Swing Dance Lesson in the Park from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The swing dance lesson is appropriate for all ages and is being taught by the Boston Lindy Bomb Squad Dancers & Instructors. Gather at the front of the stage to participate!

Enjoy a Picnic Dinner Too!

NEMPAC has teamed up with RSVPicnic to provide the ultimate Thursday night experience. Picnic dinners can be purchased online and RSVPicnic team members will drop off and pick up the baskets at the park – Look for the Red Wagon!

Purchase Your Picnic Dinner Here!

NOTE: In the event of rain, the July 9th, 16th, and 23rd concert performances will take place at St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street in the North End. The July 30th performance would be rescheduled to Thursday, August 6th.

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PAST Productions / Concerts in 2014-15 include:

February 2015

“Amore” Opera Concert
Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston’s North End
Meet the Amore Performers > Amore Valentine Opera Concert Performers

Amore, l’amour, Liebe, love… Transcending love in all languages through music.

While Mother Nature may have led to a postponement of its original performance date, the Amore Opera Concert was well worth the wait! The audience was treated to a magnificent array of love songs from Monteverdi to Puccini to Rodgers & Hammerstein. The performances were powerful with emotionally charged perspectives that touched everyone’s heart.

A lovely reception was held after the concert for all to mingle with the cast of performers, Alexandra Dietrich (Musical Director), Sherri Snow, Rebecca Rapoport-Cole, Christian Schwebler, Salvatore Atti and Jacquelyn Atti.

Special Thanks to the Old North Church and Bova’s Bakery for playing such an important part in a splendid evening.

Amore Opera Concert

January 2015

American Music Concert in honor of Martin Luther King Day
Thursday, January 16th 2015 – 7:30 P.M.
North Bennet Street School – 150 North Street, Boston’s North End
Meet the Performers > I Have A Dream Performers

On a bitter cold night, familiar and new friends of NEMPAC ventured out to experience a powerfully moving concert at the North Bennet Street School entitled “I Have a Dream…” in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Artistic Director Christina Wright-Ivanova, pianist, was joined by four exceptional artists, Stephen Marotto, cello; Jessica Nicolet, soprano; Kristin Young, soprano; and Sarah Ryu-Ping, violin. Sarah is a member of NEMPAC’s faculty.
American Concert in celebration of Martin Luther King


Holiday Concert at the Old North Church
Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Libor Dudas directed an inspirational performance on Sunday, December 14th, with the Old North Church Chamber Singers and Orchestra joined by NEMPAC vocalists. They presented “Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings” (Henry Purcell-1687) and “Gloria” (Baldassare Galuppi – 1761). This was an outstanding holiday treat!!

NEMPAC & Old North Church Holiday Concert
NEMPAC Fall Concert
– October 2014

NEMPAC_italian_heritage_month-01NEMPAC welcomed musicians, Italian Cellist Dr. Francesco Mastromatteo and Boston University Pianist, Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, to the North End of Boston for this special performance at St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. It was a celebration of Italian Heritage Month. The concert was free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10-$15.

Dr. Mastromatteo joined us from Lucera, Italy, where he is the artistic director of The Concert Society “Amici della Musica G. Paisiello” of Lucera (Foggia), which was founded in 1984 to divulgate classical music, to promote young musical talents, particularly from Puglia, and to open the city of Lucera to an international artistic landscape. More information can be found here: