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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

Upcoming performances

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

 Tapas - a concert of small ensemble works

First Church
66 Marlborough St
Boston MA  02116

Calliope is pleased to present its third "Tapas" performance. This concert features 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!

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, by phone at 978-376-1098, or at the door (pending availability). Due to the somewhat limited seating in the Chapel, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Please join us for this special performance! A brief reception with light refreshments will follow.



Recent Performances

Saturday, February 3, 2018
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February 2018 Concert Poster

Join us February 3, 2018 for 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.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fall 2017 concert poster

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a PDF version of our concert poster

Click here for program notes and translations


September 9, 2017 Concert Program

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




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

- Frank Kumiega, Percussionist