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Art of the Recital - Masterpieces of the Violin Repertoire

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Attend an Art of the Recital performance by violinist Joshua Peckins and pianist Eliko Akahori!

From the most passionate and expressive sonatas, to dazzlingly virtuosic showpieces, to intimate and lyrical salon pieces written for simple pleasure – these programs present a wide range of experiences for listeners, all celebrating the wide artistic potential of the violin.

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Program 1 - Passion!

Hear it November 2017

Sunday, November 19, 3:00 PM – Second Congregational Church in Boxford

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM – First Church in Cambridge


Program Details:

Opening with Tartini’s tragic “Didone Abbandonata,” a sonata inspired by the heartbreaking story of Didone – history and myth often focus on the heroic conquests of Aeneas, while his scorned lover Didone is left to suffer alone, in the wake of his triumphs. This passionate, baroque sonata captures her love and suffering.

Bach’s Solo Sonata No 2 is a monumental totem of the violin repertoire, not only because of Bach’s exquisite expressive genius, but also for the sheer technical difficulty imposed on the violinist! (You can hear some of this piece on the listen page, recorded live at a recital by Joshua in Asahikawa, Japan.)

Arvo Paert, a living composer, wrote “Fratres” in in 1980. Accessible and engaging, this short work dazzles with magnificent chordal climaxes and and bewitches with profoundly calm, peaceful melodies. If you are not yet familiar with Arvo Paert’s work, you are sure to become a fan after hearing this recital!

The Strauss Sonata is considered by many to be among the most virtuosic works ever written for the violin and piano. Sweeping arcs of melody, charming cafe style romances, pyrotechnic displays of technique, and a youthful optimism throughout earn this sonata its rightful place among the masterpieces of the Romantic Period. (You can hear excerpts from this sonata on the listen page, recorded by Joshua in Montreal, Canada.)

Encores Silent Night and Polka by Schnittke introduce one of the composers in the Spring 2018 recitals. Silent Night is a beautiful, but ironic, take on the holiday favorite. Polka is every bit as fun as the name implies!

Violinist Joshua Peckins and pianist Eliko Akahori perform these masterpieces live, in intimate recital venues throughout greater Boston. Program may be changed without notice. For other dates/venues, please visit: https://joshuapeckins.com/projects/recitals/

The Power of Live Music - Be There!

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The First Church in Cambridge is located at 11 Garden St, just outside of Harvard Square. Metered parking is plentiful in Harvard Square in easy walking distance. If taking public transportation, the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line is a five minute walk. Handicapped accessible parking spaces are on Garden St, directly in front of the church. For more information, please visit the church’s website: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org/about-us/directions-and-parking


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Please print your ticket or bring an "e-ticket" on your smartphone. Admission requires proof of purchase.


Will tickets be available at the door?

Pending availability, tickets will be available at the door. Cash only, please.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

One ticket admits one person to the concert. You can freely purchase tickets for others or give your ticket away.


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Recording equipment of any kind is prohibited.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final. If you can no longer attend the concert, please consider giving your ticket to a friend! In the unlikely event that the concert is cancelled, a refund will be given. Thank you for your understanding.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For contact information, please click here: https://joshuapeckins.com/contact/

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