JOHN HARBISON: THE GREAT GATSBY
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - BOSTON PREMIERE
3 PM | Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston
Emmanuel Music will present the Boston Premiere of The Great Gatsby, in concert, by John Harbison. This operatic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnificent portrait of the Jazz Age is a vibrant musical pastiche replete with fox trots, tangos and the Charleston (with additional lyrics by Murray Horowitz), as well as Harbison’s inventive vocal and orchestral writing that captures the idealism, hopes, excesses, nostalgia and decadence of the 1920’s.
BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Saturday, December 1, 2012
7:30 PM | Emmanuel Church | 15 Newbury Street, Boston
A festive tableau for chorus, soloists and orchestra, the Christmas Oratorio is comprised of six cantatas that dramatize and celebrate the mystery and joy of the season.
BEETHOVEN CHAMBER SERIES: YEAR III
Sundays, September 30, October 14, 2012; February 10 & 24, 2013
4 PM | Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Music enters its third year in a multi-year survey of the chamber and vocal works of Beethoven, revealing hidden gems of Beethoven lieder as well as such masterworks as the “Ghost” Piano Trio and Beethoven’s only string quintet. This series continues the great Emmanuel Music tradition of acclaimed surveys of Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and others, performed by members of the Emmanuel ensemble.
BACH CANTATA SERIES AT EMMANUEL CHURCH
Sundays, September 16, 2012 through May 19, 2013
10 AM | Emmanuel Church | 15 Newbury Street, Boston
The Cantata Series, presented in a liturgical setting as Bach intended, continues at Emmanuel Church with The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music and soloists drawn from the ensemble, conducted by Artistic Director, Ryan Turner; Principal Guest Conductor, John Harbison; Michael Beattie and guests.
FREE THURSDAY NOON LINDSEY CHAPEL SERIES
Thursdays, February 14 though March 21, 2013
12 Noon | Leslie Lindsey Chapel | Emmanuel Church
In 2013 the series will feature appealing programs of solo vocal works accompanied by flute and organ, including works by Dowland, Monteverdi, Blow, Strozzi and others. The performances take place on successive Thursdays at noon during Lent in the beautiful and historic Leslie Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, an intimate and beautiful setting. These concerts are presented free of charge.