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                      MOZART,  MENDELSSOHN, MILHAUD


Join us for our next event, Strings in Aliterration, featuring the rarely performed MIlhaud String Quartet No. 1, Op. 5.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:30pm.

Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square

Somerville, MA 02143

Suggested Donation $10



Music in Time of War

Join us for an afternoon of music commemorating the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine. On the program are two rarely performed string quartets by Paul Hindemith and Pavel Haas.

Sunday, February 19, 3:00pm,

St. Parascheva Romanian Orthodox Church

264-266 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810

Suggested donation: $15

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Strings and Keys


Roussel's Elpénor, with special guest,

flutist Ona Jonaityte, and more...



Join us for a special event celebrating music for flute and string quartet.




Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30pm

Concert Room, New School of Music

25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA

ONA JONAITYTE is recognized for her “exceptional talent, poise and drive, as well as technical achievement and the ability to communicate devotion to flute music through performance".

Currently, she is piccolo player with the Indian Hill Symphony and a member of Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet. She has performed with various orchestras, including

Boston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New World Symphony, Lexington Symphony and Boston Lyric Opera.

Since 2009 Jonaityte has been teaching and performing at The Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She is a President of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Fund.




Dvorak's "American" Quartet and the music of David Hawthorne

Join us for a special event celebrating music and friendship.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 7:00pm.

Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA.

Born in that noted cradle of culture, Plainfield, New Jersey, David Hawthorne studied violin from a young age with only modest distinction. After a brief try at the study of engineering, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston to study jazz guitar and film scoring. Some years later, Hawthorne continued his studies at New England Conservatory, achieving Masters degrees in Performance and Composition. His principle teachers have been Mick Goodrick, Bob Moses, Wm. T. McKinley, John LaPorta, and Stephane Thomachot. He has composed for diverse ensembles in a variety of idioms, and has performed and taught extensively in the USA and Germany. He currently freelances as a performer in the Boston area and enjoys success as a maker of bows for stringed instruments.

Strings and Words

Mendelssohn, Debussy, and the Poetry of Scott Challener

Join us for a special event celebrating the interconnection between music and poetry.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm.

The Green Room, 62 Bow St, Somerville, MA.


Scott Challener

Featured Artist

Scott Challener was born in Pennsylvania in 1979 and received a BA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University, and a lecturer in Boston University’s writing program. Challener is a recipient of a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Fellowship. His poems have appeared in Lana Turner Journal, Pangyrus, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere.

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