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May 26th, 2019 | Tribute
Laurence Lesser Tribute
6:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

This Cello Month, we honor the incredible cellist and celebrated teacher Laurence Lesser. He is respected not only for his extraordinary career as a performer but equally for the continuing legacy he has solidified in all of his talented students.

Free & Open to the Public. Wine and hors d'oeurves will be served.

Please RSVP by May 19th to tom@carriagehouseviolins.com

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May 27th, 2019 | Masterclass & Recital
Laurence Lesser Masterclass & Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), Laurence Lesser teaches College and Preparatory cello students and brings unique value to the chamber music experience at NEC and in Boston through his artistic direction of the First Monday at Jordan Hall concert series since 1985.

Laurence Lesser was a top prize winner in the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a guest performer in the historic Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts and recordings. In 1976 he gave the premiere of Menotti’s Fantasia (written for him under a Ford Foundation grant) with the New Japan Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa; in 1991, he performed the New England premiere with the NEC Symphony conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich. He has been a soloist with the BSO, the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other major orchestras. He has appeared at the Casals, Spoleto, Marlboro, Charleston, and Santa Fe festivals as well as London’s South Bank Summer Music Festival.

In 1994, Lesser was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, he was named a "Chevalier du Violoncelle" by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University, awarded for distinguished achievements and contributions to the world of cello playing and teaching.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 28th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Blaise Déjardin Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Strasbourg-born cellist Blaise Déjardin was appointed principal cello of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons in spring 2018, having joined the BSO's cello section in 2008. He was a founding member of the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry, and in 2010 he founded the acclaimed Boston Cello Quartet with three BSO colleagues. He has arranged numerous pieces for cello ensembles, earning four ASCAP Plus Awards and receiving commissions from Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and A Far Cry. In 2013 he launched Opus Cello, his online sheet music publishing company. He holds a first prize in Cello with highest honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, as well as a master of music diploma and a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Blaise Déjardin will be joined by Pei-Shan Lee on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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June 5th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Amit Peled Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Peled has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras and in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. Peled is on faculty at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2003 and was one of the youngest professors ever at a major conservatory. As an active chamber musician, Peled is a founding member of the famed Tempest Trio with pianist Alon Goldstein and violinist Ilya Kaler. In September 2017, Peled published a children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo, written by Marni Fogelson and illustrated by Avi Katz.

Amit Peled will be joined by Noreen Polera on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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