Date(s) - Fri. Apr. 03, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Berry Collective will present The Celtic Sojourns of Haydn & Beethoven, an exploration of folksongs on April 3, 2020. The program consists of piano trio settings of Scottish, Welsh, and Irish airs that both Haydn and Beethoven were commisioned to compose for the Scottish publisher George Thomson between 1793-1816.
Featured performers include a roster of notable Boston vocalists Teresa Wakim, Jason McStoots, and Sumner Thompson, accompanied by fortepiano specialist Sylvia Berry with period string performers Julia McKenzie (violin) and Rebecca Shaw (cello).
Sylvia Berry, will perform on a John Broadwood & Son grand piano built in London in 1806 and restored by Dale Munschy in 2011. “The instrument reveals the true sound world of Haydn’s London and represents the style of keyboard that would have been played when these folksong arrangements by Haydn and Beethoven premiered,” explained Berry. Known for performances that “abound with wit and surprise” (Haydn Society of North America), listeners will enjoy Berry’s musical presentation on this distinctive keyboard.
A casual, salon setting will be offered on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 7:00pm at the Center for the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave, Somerville), with drinks available for purchase.