Program Notes

August 21, 2023 by
NEXUS Chamber Music Co-artistic Directors Brian Hong and Alexander Hersh have invited an all-star group to Guarneri Hall for the 6th annual NEXUS Chamber Music Festival, “A Night at the Disco.” The dance-inspired program features works by Boccherini, Eleanor Alberga, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
March 22, 2023 by
In 1893, Amy Beach composed “Romance,” a piece for violin and piano, and dedicated it to Maud Powell, an acclaimed American violinist of the day.
March 15, 2023 by
For many musicians and music lovers, every day is Bach’s birthday. The great 20th-century cellist and musical luminary, Pablo Casals celebrated Bach every day of his adult life.
January 11, 2023 by
Our endless fascination with Mozart reflects the impact this incredible artist made in his short 35-year life. While Mozart was not revolutionary in the way that Beethoven would be in the years following Mozart’s death, Mozart’s compositional models were groundbreaking nonetheless.
January 2, 2023 by
Jean Françaix was a prodigious talent born to a musical family. His mother was a singer and his father was the director of the Le Mans Conservatory.