May 20 & 21: Kalliope performs Bonne Année

April 25, 2022

The Kalliope Reed Quintet will perform Oliver’s Bonne Année in two performances, May 20 & 21. Commissioned by Kalliope, this effervescent work pays homage to New Year’s Even in Paris. Oliver writes:

For centuries, Paris has been a beacon for artists and intellectuals from around the world, who travel to the city’s hallowed grounds to partake in its culture and learn from leading voices of their days. I feel incredibly grateful to have studied in Paris myself during the summers of 2007 and 2008, a formative period in my musical development as a young composer. But this piece recalls two leisure trips, in 1999 and 2017, to ring in the new year. The city was blanketed with an air of conviviality. Streets overflowed with a patchwork of vibrant revelry, and quieter moments tucked in nooks and

This program also includes music by Ann Marie Simon, Poulenc, and Gershwin.

Saturday, March 12 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Brookline
15 St. Paul Street
Brookline, MA
Free Admission

Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm
First Baptist Church of Medford
29 Oakland Street
Medford, MA
Free Admission

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