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September 28, 2013

Levin to Participate in Emmanuel’s Opener

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Turner to lead Beethoven (Toddi J. Norum photo)

The musical perambulations of BMInt’s peripatetic advisor, Robert Levin, are always of interest to our staff, and we hope, when these activities take place in Boston or Cambridge, to our readers as well. At 8:00 pm on Saturday night, September 28th, Levin will join in for the opening of Emmanuel Music’s Beethoven series as pianist in the master’s Triple Concerto, featuring the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music under the direction of Ryan Turner with fellow soloists Heather Braun, violin; and  Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello. “It’s a pleasure to make music with such fine musicians; we’re having a great time rehearsing,” Levin tells BMInt readers.

“Even the greatest of composers have left us works that remain undeservedly obscure or rarely heard. With the exception of the well-known Egmont Overture, this concert will reveal some hidden gems of Beethoven,” explained Turner, now entering his fourth year as Emmanuel Music’s Artistic Director.  “Often overshadowed by the composer’s other concertos, this rarely heard and underrated Triple Concerto stands as a testament to the composer’s craft and as a window to Beethoven’s future lyricism.” All ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk with Marc Mandel, Director of Program Publications, Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Robert Levin (BMInt staff photo)

Robert Levin (BMInt staff photo)

The all-Beethoven concert will begin with the Egmont Overture, Op. 84 and also include concert arias sung by Susan Consoli, soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor; and Paul Max Tipton, baritone

Emmanuel Music’s 2013-2014 season will feature Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and the Boston premiere of Handel’s Susanna. Emmanuel Music will also present thefourth and final year of a multi-year survey of the chamber and vocal works of Beethoven, the 43rd Bach Cantata Series, and the free Thursday Lindsey Chapel Series that explores the works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others. Emmanuel Music’s Bach Institute will be held January 4 – 21, 2014.

On every concert date, the neighboring 4-star Taj Boston will be serving a three-course dinner for $38 per person for Emmanuel Music concert ticket holders only. The price excludes tax and gratuity. For more information, click here.

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