McGRATHPR.com – The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents Weekend Classics: Boston Duo in concert on Sunday, October 22, 3 pm, 24 West Street, Norwell. The performance is sponsored by The Chilman Fund, Jackson Ltd. Real Estate, Ann Buchanan and Bruce Graham, and Michael and Kathleen Vitale.
Noted for their “exemplary artistry” (The Berkshire Eagle), the Boston Duo has been a fixture of the musical scene in Boston and the Berkshires for over 20 years. Performing sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy and Richard Strauss, Boston Symphony Orchestra Violinist Tatiana Dimitriades and Boston Conservatory Piano Department Chair Jonathan Bass are a musical team not to be missed! Together they have performed at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Searles Castle in Great Barrington, the Curtisville Consortium in Interlaken and Lenox, Westport Point Concert Series, Needham Concert Society Series, Lawrence Library Concert Series, and the Hellenic Society at Clark University. Performances in the Berkshires include the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Searles Castle in Great Barrington, the Curtisville Consortium in Interlaken and Lenox, as well as at venues in Indiana and Connecticut.
A member of the Boston Symphony orchestra since 1987, violinist Tatiana Dimitriades is an active soloist and chamber musician. Highlights of her solo performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall with the Senior Concert Orchestra, at the Grand Teton Festival playing the Mendelssohn Concerto, and at Weill Hall, under the sponsorship of the Associated Music Teachers of New York. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and an Artist Diploma from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was awarded the Performer’s Certificate in recognition of outstanding musical performance. She is the honored recipient of several prestigious international musician awards, is a member of the Boston Artists Ensemble, and a founding member of the Walden Chamber Players.
As Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory from 2008 to 2015, and a faculty member since 1993, Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), and his first CD was praised by Gramophone Magazine. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he was a student of, and teaching assistant to, Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. He also studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Bass made his New York debut at Weill Hall as First Prize-winner of the 1993 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, amongst other awards, and has performed internationally in China, Russia, Poland, Israel, Spain, and Japan. He is a founding member of the Walden Chamber Players.
Tickets for Weekend Classics: Boston Duo are $25 adults, $22 seniors age 65 and up, and $10 for students. For more information or to order tickets, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the James Library & Center for the Arts
Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.