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David Elliott Memorialized


The Staff and Trustees of Harvard Radio Broadcasting (WHRB-FM) invite us to join them on the afternoon of Friday, May 13th for the broadcast/livestream of a service and concert in the Memorial Church, Harvard, Yard, honoring David Elliott (1942-2020) and his 58 years of service to Harvard Radio and the greater Boston classical music community. The service will begin at 3:00pm and will include music selected by David, including the well-known hymns For all the Saints, Abide with Me, and Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, and the aria “Mary’s Prayer” from Douglas Moore’s opera The Devil and Daniel Webster, sung by Amanda Forsythe. Kathy Fay, Executive Director of the Boston Early Music Festival, will be one of the speakers.
A concert will follow immediately at 4:00 pm with the following program and performers:

Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c, Op. 60 – Andante
Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat, Op. 90, No. 3, D. 899 
Debussy: Pour le piano, L. 95 – Toccata   
Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 87 – Lento  
Robert Levin, piano
Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin 

Jessica Bodner, viola

Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
The service and concert will be broadcast live over WHRB 95.3 FM in the Boston area and livestreamed globally over They will be video-recorded for later posting.

WHRB is also excited to launch the David Elliott Memories website. You are encouraged to upload your own written, audio, and video memories of David as well.


2 Comments [leave a civil comment (others will be removed) and please disclose relevant affiliations]

  1. Some fine memories may be found in the comments to these past site writeups:

    Comment by davidrmoran — May 12, 2022 at 1:13 pm

  2. So much honor to Dave Elliott! He was an infallible, always-present friend and support to music and musicians. May his wonderful spirit live on in the sounds we continue to make.

    Comment by Joel Cohen — May 13, 2022 at 9:19 am

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