2017-18 Upcoming Concerts

Downloadable 2017-2018 Performance Season Brochure

“JAZZ / CABARET NIGHT”

Friday, March 23rd2018 at 7:30 pm 

Bijou de la Vida Concert Series Event
Location: 390 Commercial Street, North End
Tickets: $35 Concert/Reception

Alexandra Dietrich | MEZZO SOPRANO
Kathryn McKellar | SOPRANO
Ryan Yure | CLARINETIST
Aija Reke | VIOLINIST

This feature event of the Bijou de la Vida Concert Series will highlight some well-known cabaret, jazz, musical theatre and classical music in a special cross-over event. Music will include Paul Schoenfeld’s fun Trio, ‘Café Music’, and Cabaret Song selections by William Bolcom.


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART’S “DON GIOVANNI” 
— A NEMPAC OPERA PROJECT 2018 PRODUCTION

Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm 

Location: Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall
Tickets: $29-$75

Dr. Tiffany Chang | MUSIC DIRECTOR
Rebecca Miller |
STAGE DIRECTOR

Entering its 7th performance season, the project will present a fully staged opera accompanied by orchestra. In an effort to challenge what theatre space ‘has to be’, the project will return to non-traditional performance spaces including Faneuil Hall, the Great Hall, and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

Learn more at the official Opera Project section of the website!

 


Past 2017-18 Season Events:

ANNUAL VALENTINE’S “AMORE” OPERA DINNER AND CONCERT

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Lucia Ristorante, North End of Boston
TICKETS and RESERVATIONS (click here): $75 – $300

Featuring artists from the NEMPAC Opera Project 
Rebecca Miller | artistic director
Lindsay Conrad | soprano
Tim Gorka | baritone
Joel Edwards | tenor
Jennifer Jaroslavsky | soprano
Melanie Rucinski | accompanist

A true NEMPAC favorite, join us for a love-themed ‘Amore’ opera dinner and concert on Sunday, February 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The evening will include a three-course dinner paired with songs, duets and trios about love from various musicals, operas and standards.

Ticket includes three-course dinner, soup or salad, entree and dessert & coffee (all taxes & gratuity). Cash bar or wine menu will be available. Valet parking will be available. For reservations of tables of 4 or more, please contact NEMPAC directly at info@nempacboston.org or 617-227-2270.


“JAZZ / CABARET NIGHT”

Friday, March 23rd2018 at 7:30 pm 

Bijou de la Vida Concert Series Event
Location: 390 Commercial Street, North End
Tickets: $35 Concert/Reception

Alexandra Dietrich | MEZZO SOPRANO
Kathryn McKellar | SOPRANO
Ryan Yure | CLARINETIST
Aija Reke | VIOLINIST

This feature event of the Bijou de la Vida Concert Series will highlight some well-known cabaret, jazz, musical theatre and classical music in a special cross-over event. Music will include Paul Schoenfeld’s fun Trio, ‘Café Music’, and Cabaret Song selections by William Bolcom.

 

 “100 YEARS AFTER THE WAR”

Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Bijou de la Vida Concert Series Event
Location: 390 Commercial Street, North End
Tickets: $35 Concert/Reception

Katrina Holden-Buckley | SOPRANO
Klaudia Szlachta |
VIOLIN
Ryan Yure |
CLARINET
Christina Wright-Ivanova |
PIANO

This second recital in the Bijou de la Vida Concert series is devoted to chamber music written during World War I. This concert reflects contemplation of the roots of humanity, and the search for everlasting values within national traditions in the context of the Great War. We will hear elements of despair, but also of perseverance, humor and optimism that are at the core of human nature. Works by de Falla, Janáček, Messiaen and more, as well as Stravinsky’s powerful ‘L’histoire du soldat’ for violin, clarinet and piano.

Attendees are invited to a pre-concert wine and cheese reception at 6:30 pm.

Posted by North End Music & Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 12, 2018

 


2017 HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” CONCERT

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 7:00 pm 

Location: St. Stephen’s Church, North End

Kristo Kondakci | CONDUCTOR
Emily Tweedy I SOPRANO
Nataly Wickham I ALTO
Ethan DePuy I TENOR
Junhan Choi I BASS
Eureka Ensemble Orchestra 
Boston Landmarks One City Choir
NEMPAC Youth Choir I CHORAL DIRECTORS Alexandra Dietrich and Stefano Marchese

A collaboration of professional soloists, community choir, orchestra and youth choir presenting Part I of Handel’s Messiah. Also featuring a special youth choir prelude piece to open the concert! For questions on this years production please contact Cate Gallagher, production manager at intern@nempacboston.org.

 


“BOSTON COMPOSERS: THEN & NOW”

Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 7:30 pm 

Rachele Schmiege | SOPRANO 
Shadwa Mussad |
VIOLIN 
Sherri Snow |
SOPRANO
Alexis Lee |
CELLO 
Mitch Fitzgerald |
BARITONE 
Christina Wright-Ivanova |
PIANO

The inaugural concert of the 2017/18 Bijou de la Vida Concert Series is devoted to the work of Boston’s finest Composers, past and present. This concert is a celebration of the vibrant musical culture in our city, and a tribute to the central role that the North End Performing Arts Center has played in the North End and greater Boston community. Composers featured include Leonard Bernstein, Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Vartan Aghababian, Matthew Aucoin, and Heather Gilligan.

Attendees are invited to a pre-concert wine and cheese reception at 6:30 pm and invited to a meet-up from 9 – 11 pm following the concert at the The Battery Wharf Hotel Lounge (across the street from the gallery).