I hope this finds all of you and your families well and healthy.
At long last, after figuring out what one can do in these unprecedented times, I would like to announce Glissando’s 2020–21 season, which will be Glissando’s new incarnation as a series of streamed recitals, some live, some recorded. Since chamber music is, by and large, off limits, we will feature solo recitals only.
As in the previous season, our focus will be on Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is celebrated on December 16, 2020. We will continue with the cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
The beloved and celebrated Boston performers Robyn Bollinger, violin, and Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello, will present unaccompanied works for their instruments. This includes the complete Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Bach’s Fifth Cello Suite, the Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, and much more!
All of our events are posted on and accessible from Eventbrite. Click here to purchase your tickets and view our concerts. Purchasing a ticket will give you access to a link to the performance. The link will remain active for one week after the original webcast.
All the proceeds from the first three Beethoven sonatas concerts will be donated to the New England Musicians Relief Fund (NEMRF). Please help supporting our local musicians by making a donation or purchasing a ticket, or both. You can also contribute to NEMRF directly by clicking here.
Thank you for your continued interest and support! Stay safe and well!
Founder and Artistic Director, Glissando
Special thanks to: Deborah Boldin and Gabriel Langfur Rice; John Carey; Kathy Chapman, website design; Patrick Keating, video and audio engineer; Ian Lindsey; Matthew Lord; and the New England Musicians Relief Fund.
Portrait of young Beethoven by Carl Traugott Riedel (1769–1832)