From Mozart to Modern

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WHAT: A History of Chamber Music is a live performance and all-ages educational program which will explore chamber music from the Renaissance through Classical, Romantic and 20th Century periods.

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm

PRICE: Free

Join us at the Northampton Center for the Arts from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday, August 23, 2019, for “From Mozart to Modern,” a History of Chamber Music in the form of a live performance and all-ages educational program which will explore chamber music from Renaissance through Classical, Romantic and 20th Century periods. We will learn about favorite composers including Mozart, Bartok, and the Beatles while also discovering new and exciting works. This program is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St. Northampton, MA, 01060.

Concetta Abbate is a NYC based violinist and composer. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. In 2019 she was a composer in residence at the artist Robert Rauschenberg’s home. As a performer she regularly plays violin and sings with a variety of ensembles in the New York area. She holds a Masters Degree in Music and Education from Columbia University.

Benjamin Engel is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operetta. He has performed in long standing Brooklyn Based bands like Free Advice, Eamon Fogerty band and the Wyndham Baird band.

Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to foster the love and pursuit of music within our community through quality education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all. NCMC’s programming is made possible, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency (www.massculturalcouncil.org). For more information about NCMC, visit: www.ncmc.net

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