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Resilience and Hope

Resilience and Hope

I  was not ready for today’s Healing Our City prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. I was not ready to be resilient. I a little more time wailing, keening, and weeping over the tragic deaths of two young women and a boy and the many devastating injuries caused by the bombings … Continue reading

Chappaquoit Cellists

Chappaquoit Cellists

Almost a year ago, on January 28, 2012, the Chappaquoit Cellists performed at the Woods Hole Library, all students of Nikki Patton of West Falmouth. Two quartets performed: the Chappy Cellists (four middle school students) and the Chappaquoit Cello Quartet (four high school students). I videotaped the concert, but it took me a long time … Continue reading

Mastersingers by the Sea Pre-Concert Talk

Mastersingers by the Sea Pre-Concert Talk

Mastersingers by the Sea presents its fall concert, “Festivo! Music of Celebration” on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 4, at 3 PM, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, in Falmouth. Directed by Dr. David MacKenzie, Mastersingers is a chamber chorus accompanied by instrumentalists from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

Pianist Donna Kwong

Pianist Donna Kwong

Bonnie Simon, Stephen Simon, and Donna Kwong, at Falmouth Academy after Saturday evening’s performance. Pianist Donna Kwong was the guest soloist with the Simon Sinfonietta at Falmouth Academy for their season-opening performance on Saturday, September 15. She played Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor. It was a magnificent–more on that later. Prior … Continue reading

September Sounds

September Sounds

The Simon Sinfonietta performs tonight at Falmouth Academy, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra perform next weekend, and the Boston Cello Quartet returns to Falmouth on September 30. It is a great month for classical music! Simon Sinfonietta, under the direction of Stephen Simon,will perform its first concert of the … Continue reading

Sara Daneshpour to Perform with Simon Sinfonietta

Sara Daneshpour to Perform with Simon Sinfonietta

Sara Daneshpour, Stephen Simon, and Bonnie Ward Simon Pianist Sara Daneshpour will perform with the Simon Sinfonietta tomorrow night (Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM) at Falmouth Academy. She will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K466. Sara, 24, won first prize in the American Beethoven Society Pianists Competition when she was 13. … Continue reading