2016-2017

MISTRAL has been a jewel in the cultural landscape of Greater Boston since 1997. With a five-concert series in both Andover & Brookline, our virtuosic, communicative artists perform unique thematic programs, from newly discovered gems to timeless masterpieces, with an irresistible combination of high spirits and serious music-making.  Committed to invigorating old traditions with an ever-youthful zest, they connect in a singular way with their audiences.

 

DREAMS & PRAYERS  

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Saturday, Sept. 17, 5:00 pm 
Brookline: St. Paul’s Church

Sunday  Sept. 18, 5:00 pm  
Andover: Temple Emanuel

A program that will lure, move, and transport you. “…Golijov is a musical alchemist who conjures up new worlds […] from deeply meditative prayers to ecstatic klezmer-flavored dreams…”  NYT

GOLIJOV The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind
TURINA Oracion del Torero  (A Bullfighter’s Prayer)
GINASTERA Impresiones de la Puna


YOUNG at HEART

Oct 2016

Saturday, October 29, 5:00 pm
Brookline: United Parish Church

Sunday, October 30, 5:00 pm
Andover: Temple Emanuel

Come one, come all, to musical menageries & timeless tales. Three beguiling works that will charm children & adults alike! For ages 9-95! Halloween costumes encouraged!

SAINT SAENS Carnival of the (Mistral) Animals
DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice*
BIZET Jeux d’Enfants*
                                              *in new chamber arrangements by Iain Farrington

 

THE BAROQUE BIG BAND ** Holiday Concert

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Brookline: St. Paul’s Church

Sunday, December 11, 5:00 pm
Andover: West Parish Church

Our annual Baroque bonanza of chamber concertos, with dazzling soloists taking turns in the spotlight!

 

BACH  Arias from the Cantatas 42 and 82 for Baritone, strings, obligato & continuo
               Italian Concerto in F, arr. for flute & strings in G by R. Stallman
BIBER Battalia a 9 
VIVALDI  Violin Concerto RV 391
                     Concerto for two violins in a minor RV 522
HANDEL  Harp Concerto in Bb Major
BIBER  Passacaglia for solo viola

 

LOVE in the BELLE EPOQUE   **    Valentine Concert

Feb 2017

Saturday, February 11, 5:00 pm
Brookline: St. Paul’s Church

Sunday, February 12, 5:00 pm
Andover: West Parish Church  

This intimate program from the golden age of song traces the flowering of French culture during the three decades surrounding the turn of the century –  La Belle Epoque.

FAURÉ/DUPARC Mélodies Francaises (for baritone &  piano
DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G Major for flute, cello, & piano
FAURÉ Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor           

 

ATLANTIC CROSSINGS  **  Season Finale

April 2017

Saturday, April 8, 5:00 pm Brookline:Temple Ohabei Shalom (domed sanctuary)

Sunday April 9, 5:00 pm
Andover: Temple Emanuel

Copland’s ever-enchanting ‘Appalachian Spring,’ in its original chamber version for 13 players, & two Boston-area premiere performances of stunning orchestral works in chamber arrangements,  performed  without a conductor!

COPLAND Appalachian Spring 
                                          (original chamb version for 13 players)
RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin (chamber arr. by Suggs*)
STRAUSS II The Emperor Waltz  (chamber arr. by Schoenberg) 

*First Boston performance

 

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