Inaugurated in 2001, Arts in the Village is a classical concert series whose purpose is to enrich the community by presenting cultural events that enlighten and inspire. All performances feature world-class talents and take place in historic Goff Memorial Hall, a wonderful venue with outstanding acoustics.
2017-2018 Arts in the Village Season
Arts in the Village is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 concert series. The exceptional talents of this season’s musicians will be showcased in five exciting concerts. All performances will take place on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. The doors open at 7:00 pm for a wine bar, and seating is non-reserved. Payment may be made by cash or by checks made out to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Please note that subscriptions offer a substantial savings. For information, call 508-463-5384. We look forward to seeing you soon!
$18 for general
$16 for seniors
$8 for children & students
Subscription rates (all 5 concerts):
$80 for general
$60 for seniors
$35 for children & students
$160 for families
Prometheus Duo, piano and saxophone – OCT. 7
Marko Stuparevic, piano
Joseph Abad, saxophone
As soloists, pianist Marko Stuparevic and saxophonist Joseph Abad have careers that take them throughout the US. After meeting in 2011 as scholars in Hartt School’s Performance 20/20 Honors Chamber Music Program, they have garnered critical acclaim as a duo in venues around the country. Their concerts reflect their tremendously varied musical capacities and, starting in 2017, their decision to include new works by composers on the national and international level. The program for this concert will feature a sensual blend of current-day works and those of the classical music canon.
Misuzu Tanaka, solo piano – NOV. 11
In this concert, pianist Misuzu Tanaka explores the timeless themes of life and death in Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 109, Janáček’s Piano Sonata I. X .1905 “From the Street,” and Liszt’s Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata. The works portray, respectively, a composer’s philosophical state of mind, a reaction to tragic and immediate political events in a composer’s home country, and a personal portrayal of the famous epic poem by Dante—the Divine Comedy. Whether in the mood for food for thought or some Lisztian pianistic bravura, this concert program is sure to satisfy.
Boston Trio – FEB. 24
Irina Muresanu, violin
Jonah Ellsworth, cello
Heng-Jin Park, piano
“Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” hailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of the Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the trio has become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire. This evening’s performance will feature works for piano trio written largely before the turn of the 19th century.
Daurov/Myer Duo, cello and piano – MAR. 24
Adrian Daurov, cello
Spencer Myer, piano
In 2012, two sensationally gifted virtuosi—cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Spencer Myer—established the Daurov/Myer Duo to explore and perform three centuries of masterworks from the beloved repertoire for their respective instruments, with recent debuts including the Embassy Series in Washington, DC. A native of St. Petersburg, Daurov’s talents have been recognized in international competitions, and Myer, a gold medalist, performs as a soloist with symphonies around the US. Discriminating audiences have marveled at, and been moved by, the duo’s seamless approach to their chosen scores and the resulting unity of their performances.
Haven String Quartet – APR. 28
Yaira Matyakubova, violin
Gregory Tompkins, violin
Annalisa Boerner, viola
Philip Boulanger, cello
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 Haven String Quartet has been hailed as “New Haven’s resident string quartet.” The permanent Quartet in Residence of Music Haven, the award-winning non-profit after-school music program, the quartet will present “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.
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Musicians who are interested in performing in the Arts in the Village series should contact Carolyn Panofsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts in the Village concert series is sponsored by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, local businesses, and individuals.