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2017–2018 (Starting our Next Ten Years)

For information on our September 9, 2017 concert, click here

For information on our 2016-17 season, click here

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fall 2017 concert poster

Lili Boulanger - Hymne au Soleil
Henry F. Gilbert - Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun

Amy Beach - Dusk in June
Billy Joel - Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Augusta Read Thomas - Silent Moon

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre - Le Sommeil d'Ulisse (Symphonie sommeil)
Ethel Smyth - Sleepless Dreams
Johannes Brahms - In Stiller Nacht
Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony no. 45, IV - Adagio

Night, cont.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Endymion's Dream

Aleksandr Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Augusta Read Thomas - The Rewaking

Day Returns
Franz Joseph Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) #12: The Sun Ascends



Saturday, February 3, 2018


February 2018 Concert Poster

Our annual benefit concert, "With Heart, In Time,"
in support of Waltham-based Project Pacer:

Charles Gounod
Introduction and "L'heure s'envole" from Roméo et Juliette

Fanny Hensel
"Morgengruss" from Gartenlieder

Liza Lehmann
"Queen of Hearts" from Nonsense Songs from Alice in Wonderland

Gabriel Fauré

Franz Schubert
Dreifach ist der Schritt der Zeit

Gioachino Rossini
Overture and "Si, ritrovarla io giuro" from La Cenerentola

Priscilla Mague
"A Prayer of Invocation" from A Quinary Set of Prayers

Henry Purcell
"See we assemble" and "'Tis Love that Has Warmed Us" from King Arthur

Robert Schumann
Im Sommertagen rüste den Schlitten

Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une enfant defunte

Pauline Viardot
Bonjour mon coeur

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
"The Watchman" and "Say, What Shall We Dance?" from Bon Bon Suite

Featuring musicians of Calliope presenting selections from English Folk Songs Collected from the Southern Appalachians, an anthology
collected by Olive Dame Campbell and Cecil J. Sharp.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

 Tapas - a concert of small ensemble works

Featuring solo, duet, and small-ensemble performances of a wide variety of music styles and genres, in the intimate setting of the Hale Chapel at First Church, Boston. Works on this program include pieces by Brahms, Coleridge-Taylor, Strauss, Bellini, Saint-Säens, Vaughan Williams, and more!


"I get to participate in music with Calliope that I may only have
one opportunity in a lifetime to play."

- Frank Kumiega, Percussionist