Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston : Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
About Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
jason on 11/22/2011 at 03:49PM
As the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum prepares to open its innovative new performance space, the museum's music program curates a mix of Fall Selections from their Creative Commons classical music podcast The Concert.
In the tradition of Music at the Gardner, works by Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Charles Ives, Mozart, Carl Nielsen, Pachelbel, Schubert, Schumann, and Camille Saint-Saens are brought to life by some of the world's foremost and emerging classical music performers, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Claremont Trio and ISGM's own resident chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, formed by local music students. On January 22nd, the Claremonts -- an award-winning piano trio of Donna Kwong and sisters Emily Bruskin (violin) and Julia Bruskin (cello) -- will open the new season and inaugurate the new space with performances of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and a Sean Shepherd world premier in honor of Calderwood Hall (link).
Calderwood Hall is the 300-seat performance space at the heart of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's innovative new wing designed by Renzo Piano. In her will, Isabella Stewart Gardner stipulated that the museum -- a Venetian palace and her former home -- must be left exactly as she designed and arranged, and so the new wing is an exciting opportunity for the museum to expand in keeping with her will. The hall is designed with acoustics in mind, and -- like the Tapestry Room that previously housed Gardner concerts and is currently under renovation -- there is no stage separated the performers from the audience. Its opening is "one of the most eagerly anticipated developments in Boston's musical life" (Boston.com) and you can read more about it at buildingproject.gardnermuseum.org.