2017 Upcoming Concerts


NEMPAC Performance Calendar

June 22 – 25, 2017 – NEMPAC Opera Project – Beethoven’s “Fidelio” 

Please visit the Opera Project page. 

Summer 2017 Concert Series

NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado

in partnership with the Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Concert

5:30 p.m.  NEMPAC Student Feature

Concerts are free and open to the public.


July 6th – Scanzonati, Contemporary Italian Jazz Musicians

Stefano Marchese

Andrea Pejrolo


“Scanzonati” is the new project that brings again on the same stage the jazz singer Marchese and the Berklee Faculty Pejrolo. The project not simply express the deep love that the two musicians have for the widely known “canzone” form, but represents also an incredible rich and precious age of the Italian music made of well written music as well as a lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project will pay the tribute to. Combining the charming and soulful Marchese’s voice with Pejrolo’s talent and creativity in discovering new sounds and atmospheres, the audience will assist to a real innovation and unique concert.



July 13th – Nempac Community Night, Spotlight on Local Talent

Performers TBA. For information on applying to perform, visit here




July 20th – REVMA, Authentic Greek Roots Music

Sandy Theodorou – accordion, laouto, vocals

Glenn Dickson – clarinet

Rohan Gregory – violin

Fabio Pirozzolo – percussion, vocals

REVMA passionately displays the living art of traditional Greek music (“Dimotika”), to listening and dancing audiences. Mesmerizing pentatonic and polyphonic Epirot mountain laments and celebrations, lyrical melodies and the “springing” sousta and ballos dances of the Aegean, Dodekanese, and Ionian islands, powerful odd-metered Macedonian and Thracian rhythms, and the delicate modal tones of urban Smyrnaika, are all shaped by a history drenched in struggle, war, migration, resilience, and philotimia, and charged with Greek life-embracing passion and wit. Our musicians are: Rohan Gregory on violin, Glenn Dickson on clarinet, Fabio Pirozzolo on percussion, guitar, and voice, and Sandy Theodorou on laouto, accordion, and voice.




July 27th – Caio Afiune, Brazilian Ensemble




Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music program, at age 16.

After graduating, Caio moved to Boston in 2011 after receiving a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory, where he studied with several of his musical idols, including Jerry Bergonzi, Brad Shepik, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran and Miguel Zenon. At NEC, Caio was part of the NEC Jazz Orchestra and shared the stage with jazz greats Dave Holland, Bob Moses, and Fred Hersch.

Since moving to the United States, Caio has been performing extensively as a leader and a sideman not only in Boston, but also in New York, Vermont, Washington D.C, and Chicago, as well as Brazil and Australia.

In 2014, after multiple performance and workshops at the Panama Jazz Festival, Caio was selected to be part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, directed by Jason Moran. That same year Caio recorded his self-titled debut album, featuring exclusively original compositions. “Prebenda”, the opening track was awarded an ASCAP Young Composer Award, and “Dido”, the closing track, was an official finalist in the 2015 Hollywood songwriting competition and won the 2016 Downbeat Award for best composition.

Caio has played with Jerry Bergonzi, Luciana Souza, Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum, Phil Grenadier, Bertram Lehman, among many others, and is currently finishing his doctoral degree in jazz performance at New England Conservatory.



PAST 2016-17 Concerts

March: Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North End

6:00 p.m. – Wine & appetizer reception
7:00 p.m. – Concert program
8:15 p.m. – Networking / mingling with artists
NEMPAC is returning to the beautiful Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery for our March Concert Series Event, featuring a wine and appetizer reception, the chance to explore and enjoy a private North End Art Gallery, and the opportunity to meet the artists after the performance. The Bijou de la Vida Gallery, located in the heart of the North End, is an intimate and inspiring setting to enjoy this exciting classical program.  
The performance, consisting of chamber music, will focus on temporal and spatial elements of French and Minimalist music, and the ability to heal through music. We will be exploring Mysticism and the Spiritual in music, including the fresh and intricate Three Pieces for cello and piano by Nadia Boulanger, the lyrical Lied for cello by Vincent d’Indy, Jolivet’s powerful Chant de Linos, and Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. This French program will be peppered with minimalist works such as John Adams’ ‘China Gates’ for solo piano, which will create an evening of contemplation on time and space in music.
This concert will feature Egle Jarkova, violin; Orlando Cela, flute; Yumi Bae, cello and Artistic Director Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. 
The reception will feature French inspired h‘dourves & wine catered by Manda and Me catering (www.mandandme.com). 
Tickets: $35, includes pre-performance wine and appetizer reception. Purchase tickets here: TICKETS

February: Sunday, February 12th 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Valentines Opera Concert: MUSIC AND WORDS OF AMORE

In partnership with Opera On Tap Boston

La Galleria 33Restaurant, 125 Salem St, North End

We are excited to bring our Annual Valentine’s Day Concert in partnership with Opera On Tap to one of our favorite North End restaurants, La Galleria 33! Join us for a lovely evening of food, wine and live music featuring your favorite opera songs, arias and duets about love.
A Ticket includes: 3 Course Dinner (appetizer, entree and dessert/coffee), glass of wine and a live performance featuring Abigail Krawczyńska, Soprano, Caitlin Felsman, Mezzo-Soprano, Ethan Bremner, Tenor and Nathan Rodriguez, Baritone.

Tickets/Tables are first come, first serve and reservation only. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite using the link below, OR you can email ssnow@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270 to complete your reservation and payment offline. For tables over 4 guests – please contact us offline.

January: Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North Endnempac-beethoven-schubert-poster-print-page-001

Through the all-encompassing journey of Beethoven and Schubert’s Chamber Music, the “NEMPAC Concert Series” January recital will highlight some of the greatest chamber works and lieder of these two composers, including Schubert’s Fantasia in f minor. When Beethoven passed away in 1827, Schubert had the great responsibility of becoming the most revered and respected composer in Vienna. Schubert wrote tributes about Beethoven in letter form and in his musical works. This makes Beethoven and Schubert the power couple of Viennese society for the first half of the nineteenth century. The development of classical and romantic music owes so much to these titans of the musical world.

Surrounded by visual inspiration in the beautiful and intimate  Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery, the North End Concert Series presents this recital with Andrei Baumann, piano and John Nevergall, tenor, and with NEMPAC’s Executive Director Sherri Snow, soprano, and Artistic Director, Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. A wine and cheese reception, catered by Dare to Taste, will follow this prestigious performance.

Tickets are $25 online and $32 at the door (includes catered reception in a private art gallery). To purchase tickets for this event, please follow the link: Portrait of a Power Couple Tickets

Andrei Baumann, piano / Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano / Sherri Snow, soprano / John Nevergall, tenor


December: Wednesday, December 14th 2016 at 7:00 p.m.messiah-poster

Handel’s Part I of “THE MESSIAH”

Free Holiday Concert and open to the public at St. Stephen’s Church, North End

Reserve tickets here: Messiah Concert Tickets

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center presents its 2nd Holiday Concert of Handel’s “Messiah” Part I. The concert, conducted by Kristo Kondakci, will be held in the North End at the St. Stephen’s Church on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation.



November: Saturday, Nov. 5th 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


Inaugural Concert Series 2016-17 Event: MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE

Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston St, Boston, MA

NEMPAC Concert Series is proud to present our season opener, an evening of Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian music with special Guest Artists, pianists Inês Andrade and Edoardo Carpenedo, and clarinetist Karen Luttik. This rich and diverse program features music inspired by food and dance, including the Spanish tango, French minuet and Polish Mazurka.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Young Audience between the ages of 21 and 35 can purchase tickets for $15. Student tickets can be purchased for $12. Please purchase tickets online here: Music, Food & Dance Tickets
Karen Luttik, Clarinet / Inês Andrade, Piano / Edoardo Carpenedo, Piano / Christina Wright-Ivanova, Piano. Featuring works by Kenji Bunch, Debussy, Bizet, Pagotto, Lopes Graca and more.