Grand Harmonie - Mendelssohn Symphony #3

Friday, May 24, 2013

Adam Boyles, conductor

Thomas Carroll, clarinet

Time:              7 pm

Tickets:          $35 General Admission/$20 Students & Seniors

Available online or at the door (cash/check only).


This May, Grand Harmonie presents an exciting symphonic program spotlighting our wind section, under the baton of Adam Boyles. Following a sold-out New York performance of Mozart, Weber, and Schubert, Grand Harmonie returns to the City for its second orchestral program. Rossini's overture to La Cenerentola gives a sneak peak at our production with Boston Opera Collaborative this summer, Weber's Clarinet Concerto #1 features master musician and instrument builder Thomas Carroll, and Mendelssohn's Symphony #3 "Scottish" brings the full orchestra together - including a newly restored original trumpet!

Grand Harmonie is very excited to be working with Adam Boyles for this concert. This dynamic young conductor is a Boston favorite, appearing as music director of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, MetroWest Opera, and the MIT Symphony Orchestra, as well as staff conductor with Boston Opera Collaborative. He is also the driving force behind the recent advent of period instrument performance at MIT. Many of us have already had the chance to work with this brilliant mind who knows every detail of the music unfolding around him, and we assure you - you don't want to miss this!

This program also features Thomas Carroll, the next great interpreter of the historical clarinet. With a sound described as "remarkable" and "beautifully warm", Thomas performs throughout Europe and North America on historical instruments. Internationally, he has performed under such conductors as Richard Egarr, Jos van Immerseel, Christophe Coin, David Stern, and Alessandro Moccia, and has performed at numerous festivals as an orchestral and chamber musician including Utrecht Oude Muziek, Muziekzomer Gelderland, Young Euro Classic, Festival de Saintes, and Musica Antique Brugge. He has been featured as a concerto soloist with Lyra Baroque and Ensemble ad Libitum to critical acclaim. In the United States, Thomas is the principal clarinet of Mercury Baroque in Houston as well as Grand Harmonie.

Grand Harmonie is a vital new force in the cultural landscape, using a core group of wind players as both a chamber ensemble and the backbone of an orchestra. We bring together the best of the areas young musicians to present historically informed Classical and Romantic music at the highest level, while engaging in the scholastic collaborations that are critical to the success of such performances. Our concerts range from intimate salon-style events, at which guests can hear solo and chamber works by such greats as Schumann, Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven, and many others; to larger-scale performances of wind octets, orchestral works, and more.


Gioachino Rossini                     Overture to La Cenerentola

Carl Maria von Weber              Clarinet Concerto #1

Felix Mendelssohn                    Symphony #3 “Scottish”