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October 2015
$12-30

Grand Harmonie: Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most enduring pieces of chamber music, the “Gran Partita” is Mozart’s most treasured wind ensemble compositions. Performed on instruments from the Classical period, the evening-length work features seven movements which range from light and playful to deep and introspective.

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$12-30

Grand Harmonie: Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Memorial Church,
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most enduring pieces of chamber music, the “Gran Partita” is Mozart’s most treasured wind ensemble compositions. Performed on instruments from the Classical period, the evening-length work features seven movements which range from light and playful to deep and introspective.

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November 2015
Free

Grand Harmonie: Mozart’s Requiem with the Harvard University Choir

November 1 @ 4:00 pm
The Memorial Church,
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Mozart’s last unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem Mass in D minor, is one of the most beloved choral and orchestral works in the classical repertoire. Unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death, this performance will feature the 1991 completion by noted Harvard scholar and pianist Robert Levin. Historical instrumental ensemble Grand Harmonie will perform in collaboration with the Harvard University Choir, a quartet of vocal soloists, and Maestro Edward Elwyn Jones.

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December 2015
Free

Grand Harmonie: Through the Looking Glass

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University,
20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Grand Harmonie, Boston’s groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, presents a program of German Romantic music in unusual chamber settings. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Brahms’s Serenade no. 1 are staples of the orchestral repertoire, but both began life as chamber works: the Idyll as a surprise birthday present to Wagner’s second wife Cosima, and the Brahms Serenade as a nonet for winds and strings. Rarely heard on historical instruments, these works highlight the masterful tone colors wielded by the two titans of opposing…

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January 2016
$15-70

Grand Harmonie presents: Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

January 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall,
68 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Beethoven’s only opera is presented in a semi-staged production with period instruments for the first time in the United States. Grand Harmonie, Boston’s groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, joins forces with Princeton University and a cast of rising opera stars. Fidelio tells the story of Leonore, disguised as the prison guard Fidelio, and her courageous struggle to save her husband Florestan from certain death in a political prison. Fidelio will be conducted by Geoffrey Andrew McDonald and directed by Julia Mintzer. The…

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February 2016
$12-30

Grand Harmonie: Student/Mentor: Neukomm, the Haydns & Mozart

February 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston’s groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, brings the rarely heard works of M. Haydn and Neukomm to a program which examines the role between student and teacher and traces the musical threads from the Haydns through Mozart and Neukomm. Program: Neukomm – Octet Haydn – String Trio Hob V:C3 Mozart – Flute Quartet in G Major…

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$12-30

Grand Harmonie: Student/Mentor: Neukomm, the Haydns & Mozart

February 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second Church,
60 Highland St, West Newton, MA 02465 United States

Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston’s groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, brings the rarely heard works of M. Haydn and Neukomm to a program which examines the role between student and teacher and traces the musical threads from the Haydns through Mozart and Neukomm. Program: Neukomm – Octet Haydn – String Trio Hob V:C3 Mozart – Flute Quartet in G Major…

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May 2016
$12-30

Grand Harmonie: Brass Menagerie: Classical and Romantic music for 18th and 19th century brasswinds

May 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Second Church,
60 Highland St, West Newton, MA 02465 United States

Closing the Grand Harmonie Boston season is Brass Menagerie, featuring music for 18th and 19th century brasswinds. The program includes the rarely performed Grand Quartet of Jacques-Francois Gallay, a natural horn virtuoso from 19th century France, and Beethoven’s Drei Equali (three equal parts) for four trombones. Rounding out the program are two of Mozart’s popular Divertimenti, fanfares by C.P.E. Bach, Salieri, and more. Program: Fanfares by Salieri, C.P.E. Bach, Schiedemayr, Diabelli Mozart – Divertimentos in C K. 187 & 188…

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Grand Harmonie: Brass Menagerie: Classical and Romantic music for 18th and 19th century brasswinds

May 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - August 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Closing the Grand Harmonie Boston season is Brass Menagerie, featuring music for 18th and 19th century brasswinds. The program includes the rarely performed Grand Quartet of Jacques-Francois Gallay, a natural horn virtuoso from 19th century France, and Beethoven’s Drei Equali (three equal parts) for four trombones. Rounding out the program are two of Mozart’s popular Divertimenti, fanfares by C.P.E. Bach, Salieri, and more. Program: Fanfares by Salieri, C.P.E. Bach, Schiedemayr, Diabelli Mozart – Divertimentos in C K. 187 & 188…

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