The Sarasa Ensemble is "... a mix of Boston's best and finest with prominent English players and American musicians based in Europe."
— The Boston Globe
SARASA and LES SIRÈNES performing Händel in 2011. [Photo: Christopher Greenleaf]
FOLK-INSPIRED MUSIC with FORTEPIANO
Music of Haydn and Dvorák
Featuring Maggie Cole, fortepiano • Haldan Martinson and Christina Day Martinson, violin • Jenny Stirling, viola • Timothy Merton, cello
Please join SARASA for a magical finale to the 2012-2013 season featuring some of the Boston area's finest musicians: Haldan Martinson, a principal violinist of the Boston Symphony, Christina Day Martinson, Jenny Stirling, fortepianist Maggie Cole, and founder Timothy Merton for a program of works by Haydn and
that are sure to inspire and help mark the arrival of spring. Enjoy the delightful A Major Piano Trio by Haydn,
Dvorák's "Cypresses," a series of heartfelt movements for string quartet the composer arranged from songs he wrote as a young man in love, and his marvelous Piano Quintet No. 2, featuring a Streicher fortepiano built in 1875, an instrument
Dvorák himself might have played. Don't miss this special program offered in lovely and intimate settings in both Cambridge and Concord.
» 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 Friends Meeting House (Cambridge, MA)- accessible via T Red Line (Harvard Sta.) and wheelchair accessible.
» 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 Parish Hall, First Parish Church (Concord, MA) - ample free parking and wheelchair accessible.
Maggie Cole “…the splendid British-American fortepianist Maggie Cole. In
her hands, the delicacy of the fortepiano is no impediment to the power, even
muscularity, of the music written for it.”
- The Boston Globe
BAROQUE TRIO SONATAS for violin and recorder
Including Trio Sonatas and Sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S. Bach, and others
Featuring Jesse Irons, violin • Sarah Cantor, recorders • Timothy Merton, cello • Matthew Hall, harpsichord
» Noon Friday, June 14, 2013 Boston Conservatory, Room T401 | A Boston Early Music Fringe Concert
8 The Fenway, Boston, MA
» 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 Strafford Town House, Strafford, VT
» 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2013 Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT (not wheelchair accessible)
"Radiating elegance and eloquence" —Boston Globe
"...informed and impassioned musicmaking..." —The St. Petersburg Times
Sarasa’s Outreach Program for teens in
detention has thrived this past year with six residencies and
five concerts by Sarasa musicians. (View our updated list of outreach residencies and concerts.)
Do take time to listen to original rap written by teen boys at Westboro Secure--including "Sarasa Rap"--as well as songs sung by other residents who participated in our outreach residencies and concerts.
In addition, our outreach
efforts included performances by "El Fuego," an early music
ensemble, and "Girls on the Rise," a teen drumming and
singing group. There have been some amazing moments
involving both tears and laughter that have touched our
hearts and theirs making it rewarding work for everyone.
In these uncertain times it is immensely reassuring that
there are individuals in our community who are willing to
contribute financial resources in support of Sarasa. In addition
we’re happy to report that we continue to receive generous
support from The Kalliopeia Foundation and The Otto and
Marianne Wolman Foundation
for our outreach program.
We look forward to seeing
you at our upcoming January programs!
Sarasa's guiding mission is to bring professional-quality classical music to enrich the lives of the broadest possible community, especially those who do not have easy access to live chamber music.
Join Sarasa in making music accessible to wider audiences! with a tax-deductible donation.
Letters written by audience members of our outreach concerts and residencies show that your contribution does make a difference in their lives.
Hear clips from and purchase Sarasa CDs.
A Baroque Mosaic
|"Labelle and Sylvan . . . both perform with their customary beautiful tone, scrupulous musicianship, and verbal communicativeness."
Boston Globe on the Sarasa Bach Cantata CD.