2013-2014 CONCERTS

Concert 2: Summer Song

Join us for a celebration of song and variation, including works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and contemporary composers André Previn and David Morneau!

Jean Danton, voice, Diana Golden, cello, and Yelena Beriyeva, piano
June 14th, 2014 at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Parish, 26 Washington St. in Malden

Concert 1: Music at the Movies
Remember that catchy James Bond tune, the melancholy theme from the Red Violin, and that ditty from the Godfather? Join us for a relaxing evening as we perform your favorite tunes from classic movies, drink cider and mulled wine, and crunch on popcorn! It's the perfect excuse to see old friends and avoid cabin fever with the in-laws!! Come to our Thanksgiving celebration concert!

Piano Trio Program
Peter Stickel, violin, Diana Golden, cello, and Yelena Beriyeva, piano
November 30th, 2013 at 7:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. in Wakefield

Future performances of 2013-2014 Season TBA

2012-2013 CONCERTS

Concert 1: Dream With Us
Soprano + Piano Trio Program taking you on tour from the pure tones of Mozart and Purcell to the Spanish and Latin sounds of de Falla and Villa Lobos, and into the modern day with works by Leonard Bernstein, Paul Schoenfield, and our Composer in Residence Oliver Caplan
with Jean Danton, soprano, Peter Stickel, violin, Diana Golden, cello, and Yelena Beriyeva, piano
October 12th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Concert 2: Community Music Workshop 
Join Lauren Nelson, viola, Jean Danton, soprano, Sarah Orlovsky, soprano, Diana Golden, cello, Linda Papatopoli, piano 
We welcome community members from all ages and experience levels to learn about and create music together! 
December 8th, 2012 at 5pm
Anyone can make music, everyone is creative, and we all have something to offer. Firebrand Concert Series believes that music can enhance people’s everyday lives. We believe that music is not only fun, but has the ability of transcending boundaries and overcoming challenges. For this workshop we invite people who have always been curious about making music, or have wondered how to unleash their own creativity, to join us in the the Firebrand Community Music Workshop, which aims to bring together people of all musical levels to share in a fun-filled learning experience! Over the course of three days, we will explore music from many different angles. Firebrand members will lead workshops on how to read music and basic music theory, as well as improvisation and composition based on an idea or topic. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with the Firebrand ensemble, and at the final concert we will all come together on stage to share what we've learned and created. Whether you are a seasoned musician or someone who is just looking for something new to explore, the Firebrand Community Music Workshop will change the way you hear music! Please join us in our community-building adventure!Click Here to Download Application Form

Concert 3: Local Composers Spotlight
Premieres of Composers Local to Boston, along with My Elephant Cloud, by Composer in Residence Oliver Caplan
Congratulations to composers whose works have been chosen for this concert through Firebrand's 2012 Call for Scores!
First Praise by Jessica Rudman, Short Drive Through the Berkshires by Jess Hendricks, Piano Trio No. 1 (Taijitu) by Peter Van Zandt Lane, and ISAM Variations by Florie Namir
with Leah Zelnick, violin, Jessica Lizak, flute, Margo McGowan, clarinet, Diana Golden, cello, Yelena Beriyeva, piano
January 26th, 2013 at 7:30pm

Concert 4: Haydn and Dvorak in Bohemia
Piano Trio Program of Haydn's "Gypsy" Trio and Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio
with Julia Hunter, violin, Diana Golden, cello, Yelena Beriyeva, piano
March 9th, 2013 at 8pm

Concert 5: Music for Social Justice: String Quartet Masterworks
Program of Mendelssohn String Quartet op. 13, Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8, and "To the Sea," a premiere by Oliver Caplan about Bike to the Sea's Northern Strand Project, commissioned by Firebrand Concert Series  
with Lino Tanaka and Abby Swidler, violins, Lauren Nelson, viola, Diana Golden, cello
April 20th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Open Performances: April 16th, 2:30pm Malden Senior Center
April 22nd, 3pm Malden YMCA and 5:30pm Malden Teen Enrichment Center


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

2011-2012 CONCERTS

Concert 5: A Chamber Music America "National Chamber Music Month" Event 
String Trio Program of Schubert, Mozart, Vivaldi, Carter
with Arie Jaacobi, violin, Alexander Vavilov, viola, Diana Golden, cello
May 18th, 2012 at 7pm

Concert 4: Violin and Cello Masterworks
Violin and Cello Program of Honneger, Haydn, Gliere, Beethoven, Handel-Halvorsen
with Daniel Broniatowski, violin, Diana Golden, cello
March 25th, 2012 at 4pm

Concert 3: Classical Music of Haiti
with Diana Golden, cello, Synthia Sture, piano
January 7th, 2012 at 8pm

Concert 2: String Quartets by Italian Opera Composers 

Quartets by Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, and Puccini
with Nina Bishop Nunn and Kay Rooney Matthews, violins, and Chris Nunn, viola, Diana Golden, cello.
December 11th, 2011 at 8pm

Concert 1: Tango Music for Piano Trio 

with Kay Rooney Matthews, violin, Diana Golden, cello, Synthia Sture, piano. 
November 12th, 2011 at 8pm









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