A New Lens Concert Series

We all want to feel valued. For our talents, our perspective, and for being who we are.

If we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s our need to broaden our thinking and value the ideas and voices of others besides our own. That includes music!

A New Lens concerts are a unique opportunity to travel the world, explore different perspectives, genres, instruments, and cultures, and gain deeper insight into what music means to the different people in your community.

Now you can experience the exceptional level of talent found at Boston’s finest music venues and organizations – right in your own backyard!

We hope you’ll find each concert to be a relaxing and intriguing look into a diverse range of music, widening your perspective and perhaps even sparking a new curiosity or passion of your own.

Featuring Powers teaching artists and performers and guest artists from esteemed ensembles and organizations, our 2024-2025 concert series includes 6 concert dates at the newly transformed Tracy Powers Concert Hall at Powers, as well as a final culminating performance to close out Powers’ 60th Anniversary.

2024-2025 Series Dates

  • September 7, 2024, a kick-off concert featuring a variety of performers
  • October 18, 2024
  • November 17, 2024
  • January 10, 2025
  • February 1, 2025
  • March 29, 2025
  • May 3, 2025 (60th Anniversary Performance)

2023-2024 Series Dates

Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 PM
Yas Ishibashi, Jim Guttmann, Hyun Min Lee, Karl Orvik, David Stevens, Tev Stevig, and the Powers Early Music Ensemble
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Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Colleen Hartung – clarinet, Hyun Min Lee – cello, and Svetlana Krasnova – piano
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Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Tev Stevig with special guest Michael K. Harrist – tanbur, oud, Afghan rabab, saz, and ethnic bowed strings
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Sunday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Sarah Freiberg – cello
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Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM
Hwakyung (Kay) Jang – cello
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Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 PM *MOVED TO All Saints’ Church – 17 Clark St, Belmont, MA*
Kyra Zhao – piano
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Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM
Jei Yern Ryu with special guest MinKyung Oh – piano duo
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Suggested Donations

All concerts in our A New Lens series are free to attend (both Powers students and the general public). We do ask for a suggested donation (below or at the door) to ensure that our performers are paid a fair stipend.

faculty concert at Powers Music School

Powers students and parents – see your teacher in a new light.

By far, one of Powers greatest strengths is our faculty.

They are exceptional teachers and coaches, guiding hundreds of students towards their goals each year, but also incredibly talented musicians and performers outside of our school. In short, they bring excellence to everything they do.

Our faculty are also people who have their own unique interests, skills, talents, and things they wish to explore. Some are composing works for chorus or orchestra. Some are diving deep into the traditions of Irish tunes, early music, or Makam. Some are world class concert pianists.

These interests and passions are just some of the possible ways that you and all of our students can experience music. We hope it will show you the infinite number of possible paths you can explore.

Enjoy the concerts, and maybe you’ll see your teacher with new eyes!