Arts in the Village Concert Series
Performer: The Haven String Quartet
When: Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769
How Much: $18 general, $16 seniors, $8 children and students; cash and checks only
Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/arts-in-the-village/; first come, first seated; tickets available at door; doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine bar
Arts in the Village Presents the Haven String Quartet on April 28
On Saturday, April 28, Arts in the Village will present a concert by the Haven String Quartet, which is performing in this concert series for the first time. Featured in the New York Times and on WNPR, and sought after for both their command on the concert stage and comfort in the classroom, the Quartet has been hailed as New Haven’s resident string quartet. The ensemble will present a program titled “Colors in Contrast,” a concert that will explore the mood and nuance of Mozart’s dark and evocative Quartet in D minor, K. 421, Ravel’s ethereal Quartet in F Major, and seldom performed works by the Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Violinist Yaira Matyakubova has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Silk Road Project in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Pinchas Zuckerman, and she is a tenured member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Harid Conservatory and her Master’s degree from Rice University in Houston, where she was honored with a President’s Award. Matyakubova further pursued her musical studies at Yale University from 2003-2005.
Somerset native and cellist Philip Boulanger maintains an active and varied career as a cellist. Prior to joining Music Haven as its Resident Cellist in 2013, he served as a Teaching Artist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, designing new and innovative curricula for a variety of music education and outreach programs across Chicago Public Schools. Boulanger worked closely with Yo-Yo Ma on the Symphony’s Citizen Musician Initiative, including a performance together of Schubert’s Cello Quintet, and joined the CSO cello section for their MusicNOW series. Boulanger received his Masters in Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University and was the teaching assistant to Hans Jensen at the Meadowmount School of Music. While at Northwestern, Philip also held the position of Assistant Principal Cellist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He received his Bachelors of Music from Boston University and an Artist Certificate from the Krakow Academy of Music in Poland.
Violinist Gregory Tompkins is a native of Greenville, S.C. He holds a BM in violin performance and a BA in psychology from the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. Recently, he received his Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. Tompkins has participated in a variety of summer festivals across the United States, including Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival USA, the Castleman Quartet Program, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He concertizes regularly in solo and chamber recitals all over the eastern United States and has performed as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Violist Annalisa Boerner is interested in the connections between classical music and broader society, whether the arena be performance, pedagogy, or service. This interest led her to the Community MusicWorks fellowship in Providence, R.I., where she performed as a member of the Community MusicWorks Players and taught a full studio. During her time at CMW, Boerner was part of world premiere performances of music by Gonzalo Grau and Kareem Roustom. She has collaborated with such artists as the Kronos Quartet, the Cavani String Quartet, the Claremont Trio, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra in concert. Boerner earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and she has performed with various orchestras throughout New England and Ohio.
This concert will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a wine bar, and tickets are available at the door. First-come, first-seated. Cash and checks only. Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/arts-in-the-village/.