Tuesday, January 28, 2020

LiveARTS Concert Series Continues With Concerts Celebrating Beethoven's 250th

Continuing its 17th classical music series season, LiveARTS presents three more classical music concerts, two at First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, Mass., and the final concert at Milford Town Hall. 

All Franklin 3:00 PM concerts feature special pre-concert talks at 2:30 p.m. by Wheaton Professor of Music Ann Sears and are located at The Meetinghouse, First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, Mass. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. for the pre-concert talk, with the concert to follow.

In this year-long celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday, each LiveARTS concert this season will feature his music. The next three concerts are:

· Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3 PM at First Universalist Society: Violin/Cello Virtuosi Ilana Zaks, 20, and her 18-year-old brother Eric Zaks of Needham with Dina Vainshtein, piano, performing music of Beethoven, Ginastera, among others.

· Sunday, April 19, 2020, 3 PM at First Universalist Society: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Michael Lewin performing music of Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Schumann.

· Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7:30 PM, Milford Town Hall (52 Main Street): Special Collaborative Concert Between LiveARTS and the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra featuring Irina Muresanu, violin, and Donald Krishnaswami, viola, at this unique concert at Milford Town Hall. Ms. Muresanu and Mr. Krishnaswami will perform as soloists in Mozart's gorgeous and beloved Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364. Tickets are available on Claflin Hill's website at www.claflinhill.com.

According to LiveARTS artistic director Don Krishnaswami, "This season's lineup is going to be outstanding, starting with our first February concert. Twenty-year-old Ilana Zaks and her 18-year-old brother Eric Zaks have been wowing audiences with their young yet utterly mature virtuosity for a number of years, and LiveARTS is excited to be welcoming them onto our series."

Tickets for the first two concerts are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors ages 65+ and are available on the LiveARTS website at liveartsma.org. Tickets are by donation for students 18 and younger.

Founded in 2002, LiveARTS is a nonprofit, non-sectarian affiliate of the First Universalist Society in Franklin with a mission to enrich the cultural life of New England with classical music performances. The organization is supported in part by grants from the Franklin, Norfolk, and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 
For more information, visit www.liveartsma.org or visit the organization's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/liveartsfranklin/

LiveARTS Concert Series Continues With 2020 Concerts Celebrating  Beethoven's 250th
LiveARTS Concert Series Continues With 2020 Concerts Celebrating  Beethoven's 250th

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