Transcending Boundaries: from Mozart to the Women of Today

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM
First Church in Boston’s Back Bay

Sylvia Berry

Three remarkable women share their gifts and vision in this diverse and thought-provoking event, as we explore issues of transcending boundaries — of time, place and space.

Adrienne Elisha’s TranscenDance is a meditation on the flight and plight of Syrian refugees as they try to find their new place in the world and expands upon traditional Syrian folk music and dance rhythms. 

And in each dying breath, we learn to survive by Anaís Azul invites both the performers and the listeners to take a break from our over-stimulated world, to pause, reflect and make space to breathe. 

Renowned fortepianist Sylvia Berry performs Concerto No. 8, written in 1776 for the fine pianist Countess Antonia Lützow and Concerto No. 12, one of Mozart’s first Viennese concertos, a sparkling work of charm and lyrical beauty. Her interpretation, on an instrument much like Mozart’s own, reveals the eternal quality of his music, which transcends the boundaries of time.

A reception with the opportunity to meet the artists and share your thoughts about their ideas over wine and hors d’oeuvres follows the concert.


Engaging music. Exhilarating performances.

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has emerged as one of the most exciting new musical organizations in New England. A COB concert treats you to a refreshing range of music, from rarely-heard gems of the past to extraordinary works by living composers. But whatever the musical vintage, top-notch artistry will surround you with music that inspires.

David Feltner leads this dynamic, all-professional group of musicians in intimate and elegant settings.  


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What people are saying…

“The qualities that made last year’s concert so enjoyable were once again in evidence: expressive playing from the modest-sized orchestra….a fascinating and varied program featuring tangos old and new, plus some non-tango material, and the visual element of dance in the display tango style.” - Steven Ledbetter, The Boston Musical Intelligencer  (full review)