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Emmanuel Music presents: Music of the Mendelssohns

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Registration is required
Members $20 and Non-members $30

Emmanuel Music presents: Music of the Mendelssohns

Presented as part of Leipzig Week

Emmanuel Music will explore works of the talented Mendelssohn siblings, including songs with and without words and the Viola Sonata.

Performers: Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, Mark Berger, viola, Leslie Amper, piano


                                                                                               Program to include:

                                                                                    Felix Mendelssohn:

                                                                                 Viola Sonata in C minor

                                                                             Selected Songs without words

                                                                              Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel:

                                                                                     Eichendorff Lieder

Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, acclaimed soloist and recitalist, has been praised for her “exquisite vocal color,” “musical sensitivity,” and “eloquent phrasing.” She has been a regular soloist in Emmanuel Music’s Bach Cantata Series since 1984, having performed almost all 200 of Bach’s sacred cantatas. She currently serves on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Acclaimed pianist, Leslie Amper, has captivated international audiences with her “stupendous” performances. Amper toured the United States with her lecture/piano recital related the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists. A winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant, she studied at Oberlin College and with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory. Currently, Amper teaches at Wheaton College, New England Conservatory Preparatory, and Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Mark Berger, composer/violinist/violist, has performed with many of Boston’s finest ensembles. An avid chamber musician, Berger studied composition at Boston University and Brandeis, and is on the faculty at Clark University, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

The Mendelssohn Quintette Club was known to be one of the most active chamber ensembles in the nineteenth century. Contact a reference librarian to set up time to view Recollections of an Old Musician by Thomas Ryan, an original member of the club, to get an inside look at the life of a nineteenth-century Boston musician.


The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig have created an unprecedented Alliance that will explore the many historic connections between these two world-famous orchestras, inspire new cultural exchanges, and create a wide spectrum of performance and educational programs designed to bring a new dimension of concert experience to each of the orchestras' respective audiences. The official kickoff of "Leipzig Week in Boston," February 4-11, takes place at the Boston Public Library with a gala celebration on Monday, February 5. In addition to lectures, panel discussions, and exhibits aimed at bringing audiences closer to the history and repertoire of each orchestra, "Leipzig Week in Boston" will also include a special Symphony Hall concert by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, who will be joined by the Gewandhaus-Quartett on Sunday, February 11 at 3pm, as well as the BSO concerts February 8-10 featuring three composers strongly associated with that city, plus a new work jointly commissioned by both ensembles from the accomplished American orchestral composer Sean Shepherd. See for more details.

BSO Feb 8-10 concerts:

Bostony Symphony Chamber Players concert on Feb 11:

Gala at the BPL:

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.