OnJanuary 26 & 27, the South Coast Chamber Music Series welcomes first chair players from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra for a rousing start to the new year. Jesse Holstein (violin), EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks (violin), Anna Griffis (viola), and Leo Eguchi (cello) join Janice Weber, SCCMS Artistic Director and pianist, for a whirlwind tour of France in La Grande Boucle. The concert features four French gems – elegant, absurd, fiery, and tragic. We open with Debussy’s visionary string quartet, then Poulenc’s wry take on Babar the Elephant adds whimsy to the children’s tale by Jean de Brunhoff. Ravel goes smoking hot gypsy with Tzigane, and the concert closes with Louis Vierne’s magnificent Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 42, composed after his last surviving son perished in World War I.
Saturday, January 26, at 4pm in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street in Marion. Sunday, January 27, at 4pm in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth. Tickets are $20 at the door or online at: www.nbsymphony.org/season-subscriptions#chamber-tickets
The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!