Amos Lawerence – Brookline Chamber Players
August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BROOKLINE CHAMBER PLAYERS
August 16th’s Surry Arts at the Barn program will include works by Beethoven and Maurice Ravel (including his ravishing but short Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet). The Brookline Chamber Players are all members of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. Created in the 1950’s, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, thrived for many years, but went on hiatus in 2001. In 2010, a group of friends dedicated to bringing classical music to the community revived the organization to make it an integral part of the Brookline community, seeking to present concerts of the highest quality. The Brookline Symphony Orchestra rose like a phoenix from the ashes and is a vital part of Brookline’s cultural life. In addition to traditional concerts each season, there are a number of free outreach events annually, including free full orchestra concerts at schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. Brookline has an orchestra to be proud of, for both its musical achievements and its community involvement.
The Brookline Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Altenbach have just completed the celebration of the reborn organization’s 10th anniversary. The season contained powerhouse favorites such as Brahms’ First Symphony, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Dvořák’s New World Symphony No 9, alongside new discovery pieces by American composers Julia Adolphe and Missy Mazzoli.
The season featured 2019 Concerto Competition winners Kristyn Moore (flute) and Eva Aronian (violin), and special guest soloist Peter Stumpf, professor of cello at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music and former principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who joined the Brookline Symphony in performing Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto. The 2020 season concluded with Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes, Missy Mazzoli’s Violent, Violent Sea, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5.