2016-2017 Concert Season
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Music for clarinet, cello, and fortepiano by J.C.F and C.P.E. Bach; Mozart; Vanhal; and Beethoven
Portland, Maine

Rare Gems Pt. I features rarely heard works alongside well-known favorites that were unusal at the time they were written. The works by C.P.E. Bach and Vanhal featured the clarinet in its early rise as a solo instrument, while J.C.F. Bach's cello sonata is considered one of the first in the genre. Mozart's sonatas for four-hands arose from childhood tours with his sister when the two children astounded audiences by playing together at the same instrument. Beethoven's “Gassenhauer" trio for fortepiano, clarinet, and cello was groundbreaking. The Berry Collective makes its debut at the Portland Early Music festival featuring Thomas Carroll, Rebecca Shaw, and Dale Munschy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Music for clarinet, cello, and fortepiano by J.C.F and C.P.E. Bach; Mozart; Vanhal; and Beethoven
Cohasset, MA

Rare Gems Pt. I features rarely heard works along side well-known favorites that were unusal at the time they were written. The works by C.P.E. Bach and Vanhal featured the clarinet in its early rise as a solo instrument, while J.C.F. Bach's cello sonata is considered one of the first in the genre. Mozart's sonatas for four-hands arose from childhood tours with his sister when the two children astounded audiences by playing together at the same instrument. Beethoven's “Gassenhauer" trio for fortepiano, clarinet, and cello was groundbreaking. The Berry Collective returns to First Parish Cohasset featuring Thomas Carroll, Rebecca Shaw, and Dale Munschy

 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Music for clarinet, cello, and fortepiano by J.C.F and C.P.E. Bach; Mozart; Vanhal; and Beethoven
Somerville, MA

Rare Gems Pt. I features rarely heard works alongside well-known favorites that were unusal at the time they were written. The works by C.P.E. Bach and Vanhal featured the clarinet in its early rise as a solo instrument, while J.C.F. Bach's cello sonata is considered one of the first in the genre. Mozart's sonatas for four-hands arose from childhood tours with his sister when the two children astounded audiences by playing together at the same instrument. Beethoven's “Gassenhauer" trio for fortepiano, clarinet, and cello was groundbreaking. The Berry Collective makes its first appearance at First Church, Somerville featuring Thomas Carroll, Rebecca Shaw, and Dale Munschy

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Music for violin, cello, and fortepiano by J.C.F Bach; Mozart; Schobert, and Boccherini
Brockton, MA

Rare Gems Pt. II features rarely heard works alongside one of Mozart's beloved works for piano, four-hands. J.C.F. Bach's sunny cello sonata in A major is considered one of the first in the genre, while Schobert's tempestuous Sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment was one of the earliest works in that vein. Schobert may be better known for his tragic death consuming poisonous mushrooms than for his music, but he was one of Mozart's early influences. The keyboard trios of Boccherini are effervescent works that feature the strings as well as the keyboard. Mozart's sonatas for four-hands arose from childhood tours with his sister when the two children astounded audiences by playing together at the same instrument.  The Berry Collective performs for the first time at Christ Congregational Church featuring violinist Julia KcKenzie, cellist Rebecca Shaw, and guest fortepianist Dale Munschy.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Music of J.C. Bach, Mondonville, Schobert, W.F. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach
Somerville, MA

Part III of the Rare Gems series presents some of the rarest gems of all, including C.P.E. Bach's concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano, J.C. Bach's sonata in G major for two keyboards, and groundbreaking violin sonatas by Mondonville and Schobert. The Berry Collective makes its debut at The Center for Arts at the Armory, featuring celebrated South African harpsichordist Leon Schelhase. At this concert the Berry Collective will also host a winter clothing drive for Somerville's Second Chances, a non-profit organization that provides free clothing to homeless and lower-income people in our community.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Music of J.C. Bach, Mondonville, Schobert, W.F. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach
Jamaica Plain, MA

Part III of the Rare Gems series presents some of the rarest gems of all, including C.P.E. Bach's concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano, J.C. Bach's sonata in G major for two keyboards, and groundbreaking violin sonatas by Mondonville and Schobert. The Berry Collective performs for the first time in Jamaica Plain at Hope Central Church, which is steps away from the Orange Line. Featuring the celebrated South African harpsichordist Leon Schelhase and The Berry Collective Chamber Orchestra.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lindsey Chapel Series at Emmanuel Music

Sylvia Berry joins Emmanuel Music's Lenten Series for six free noon time concerts. This year the focus is J.S. Bach's French Suites: Berry will play No. 6 in E major.