Season 9...and feeling fine!
Calliope is back in action and rehearsing for our 9th season.
Given how warm and green Boston is these days, it's almost hard to recall the winter! But we had a successful performance in February with "Finding a Home," a concert that benefited the Bay State Animal Cooperative (BSAC). A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to our silent auction, which raised nearly $600. We are pleased to have partnered with the BSAC, and we're happy to report that we were able to donate more than $700 to this great organization!
I hope you're enjoying all that this sunny season has to offer. We in Calliope are as well, but on Tuesday nights we buckle down and focus on making music together. And what a great set of music we're working on for this program, "Antonio and Amadeus"! Our September program features pieces by Mozart and his contemporary (and some say, bitter rival) Salieri — including movements from Mozart's Requiem, and Salieri's Tempesta di Mare. What we look forward to presenting to you in September is a snapshot of both composers' work, and the moments of tension and release that run through them.
This season we've welcomed several new musicians to our ensemble, bringing our total performing membership to 54, comprised of 35 singers and 19 instrumentalists. Our 2015–2016 season also brings an exciting new development — a third performance in April 2016! For a preview of both the February and April concerts, visit www.calliopemusic.org/season, and stay tuned for more details in the next issue of our newsletter. Happy summer!
Julia O'Toole, Artistic Director