Faculty Concerts

Faculty Concerts

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Stay tuned for more information about our 2014-2015 Neighborhood Concert Series and faculty concerts. Dates are still being confirmed and will be posted as soon as they are available! Join us for our first faculty concert of the year on August 21!

On Thursday, August 21 at 3pm, Powers will present a community concert for the residents of Nichols Village retirement community in Groveland, MA.  “Music of the Masters” will feature violinist Guan-Ting Liao and pianist Kathryn Rosenbach, performing the lively and moody works of Beethoven, Schumann, and more.  Call (978) 372-3930 for more information. Concert location: 1 Nichols Way, Groveland, MA 01834.


About the Faculty Concert Series

Our talented faculty members tour audiences at local venues through their world of music. Concerts take place at community organizations in neighboring towns, such as senior centers and libraries, to bring high-quality music to those who might otherwise not have access to it.


Our 2013-2014 Faculty Concert Series:


  • November 11, 2013, 7:30 pm, Cabot Room at Powers Music School:
    "Thoughts & Myths: Music for Flute and Piano,"
    Flutist Meghan Jacoby will present a solo concert of the works of Roland Revell, Sergei Vasilenko, Michel Blavet, and André Jolivet. Meghan will be joined by piano accompanist Deborah DeWolf Emery.
  • January 13, 2014, 7:30 pm, Cabot Room at Powers Music School:
    "Sonatas and Fantasies," featuring faculty violinist Guan-Ting Liao with visiting concert pianist and former Powers' faculty member, I-Hsuan Cheng.
  • February 10, 2014, 7:30 pm, Cabot Room at Powers Music School:
    "From the Inside Out: Copland, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev," featuring flutist Weronika Balewski, cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein, and Powers faculty pianist Elizabeth Chladil. Through short interactions with the performers before each piece, the audience will discover Copland's leaping melodies, Mendelssohn's transformation of a theme's character, and Prokofiev's climaxes...from the inside out.
  • April 14, 2014, 7:30 pm, Cabot Room at Powers Music School:
    "The French-American Connection," featuring clarinetist Todd Brunel and pianist Kathryn Rosenbach, Powers faculty members, presenting the work of Camille Saint-Saens, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and Leonard Bernstein. Notably, Brunel and Rosenbach will premiere their own original compositions, bringing the French-American connection full circle through time and close to home.
  • May 12, 2014, 7:30 pm, Cabot Room at Powers Music School:
    "The Three B's: Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven," featuring clarinetist Todd Brunel, cellist Sarah Freiberg, and pianist Mark McNeill, Powers faculty members, presenting an evening of German and Austrian music.



  • October 10, 2013, 1:00 pm, Milne Ballroom, Cambridge Citywide Senior Center:
    "Benny and Beyond," a tribute to the “king of swing” legend Benny Goodman. Featuring Powers Music School clarinet faculty member, Todd Brunel, with guest pianist Joe Reid, the concert will showcase popular tunes such as Duke Ellington’s Caravan, George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, Cole Porter’s Day and Night, and more. Both musicians have graced stages across the country, including Carnegie Hall and the Montreal Jazz Festival.
  • October 25, 2013, 1:00 pm, Waltham Council on Aging:
    "Jazz in Autumn," featuring Powers faculty performers Yas Ishibashi, piano and vocals, Vanessa Schukis, vocals, and Michael Carey, saxophone, accompanied by guest artist Ralph Pepe, bass, who will present the music of the “Great American Songbook” canon. Enjoy favorites composed by Jerome Kern, Richard Rogers, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and more. Singing and dancing along is encouraged!
  • November 15, 2013, 1:15 pm, Beech Street Center:
    "...wie einst Lili Marleen," featuring Powers’ faculty member and Mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis with piano accompanist Scott Nicholas, presenting a musical tribute of songs that were performed by renowned actress Marlene Dietrich.
  • January 17, 2014, 1:15 pm, Beech Street Center:
    "Solitary Brass," featuring the Powers Brass department, who will present an exciting afternoon of modern music with presentations and solo performances by renowned faculty members Spencer Aston and Andrew Sorg, trumpet; Jim Mosher, french horn; and Wesley Hopper, trombone.
  • February 14, 2014, 1:15 pm, Beech Street Center:
    featuring Powers faculty members: cellist Jing Li and pianist Levon Hovsepian
  • February 27, 2014, 1:00 pm, Milne Ballroom, Cambridge Citywide Senior Center:
    "Voice of the Turtle," featuring Powers’ faculty members Lisle Kulbach, and Jay Rosenberg with guest artist Ian Pomerantz. The trio known as Voice of the Turtle will introduce audiences to the vibrant music of the cultural descendents of the Sephardic Jewish community. The audience will discover the sounds of several Middle Eastern instruments including the ‘ud, riqq, dumbek, kamanja, bouzouk, and more.


  • May 3, 2014, 3:00 pm, Belmont Public Library Assembly Room:
    "The Fenway Brass Quintet Plays American Music,"
    with faculty member Spencer Aston. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

* Asterisked events are sponsored in part by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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