2018-2019 Season


Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10:30am - 4:00pm
Fortepiano Day with Sylvia Berry

Discover the sounds of Mozart’s piano with fortepianist Sylvia Berry as your guide! This all-day event includes informal talks, hands-on exploration of the 18th Century Fortepiano, and a recital by Sylvia Berry at 2:00pm.

Schedule:

10:30 AM
History of the piano: prepare to be surprised! Lecture-demo Journey through the early piano.

11:45 AM
Scratch & Sniff: introducing pre-college students to early pianos.

1:15 PM
Pre-concert conversation: Who played the piano and why? with Sylvia Berry

2:00 PM
Four Masters of the Fortepiano – Sylvia Berry reveals the full range of her instrument in this recital. (Under 18 Free!)

3:15 PM
Post-concert conversation: How does it work? with fortepiano builder Dale Munschy

Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Rd
Shaker Heights OH 44120 [map]

Admission: $20 General; 18 and under FREE
www.lesdelices.org/event/fortepiano-day


Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 7:30 pm
MOZART IN PARIS with LES DÉLICES

Les Délices returns to Mozart’s creative time in the City of Lights with a delightful new program featuring acclaimed American fortepianist Sylvia Berry.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
50 N Prospect St
Akron, OH 44304 [map]

Admission: $5 – $35
www.lesdelices.org/concerts/


Friday, October 5, 2018 | 8:00 pm
MOZART IN PARIS with LES DÉLICES
Presented by Early Music in Columbus

Les Délices returns to Mozart’s creative time in the City of Lights with a delightful new program featuring acclaimed American fortepianist Sylvia Berry.

Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209 [map]

Admission: $5 – $35
www.earlymusicincolumbus.org/concerts


Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm
MOZART IN PARIS with LES DÉLICES

Les Délices returns to Mozart’s creative time in the City of Lights with a delightful new program featuring acclaimed American fortepianist Sylvia Berry.

Lakewood Congregational Church
1375 West Clifton Blvd
Lakewood, OH 44107 [map]

Admission: $5 – $35
www.lesdelices.org/concerts/


Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 4:00 pm
MOZART IN PARIS with LES DÉLICES

Les Délices returns to Mozart’s creative time in the City of Lights with a delightful new program featuring acclaimed American fortepianist Sylvia Berry.

Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Rd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120 [map]

Admission: $5 – $35
www.lesdelices.org/concerts/


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Carriage House Concert: Sylvia Berry, fortepiano

Philadelphia native Sylvia Berry has performed extensively at home and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. Hailed by Early Music America as “a complete master of rhetoric, whether in driving passagework or [in] cantabile adagios,” she is known not only for her exciting performances, but for her engaging commentary about the music and the instruments she plays. Her disc of Haydn’s London Sonatas – recorded for Acis on an 1806 Broadwood – garnered critical acclaim. A review in Fanfare enthused, “To say that Berry plays these works with vim, vigor, verve, and vitality, is actually a bit of an understatement.”

Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453 [map]

Admission: $15 General, $12 Members, $10 Students
https://goreplace.org/event/sylvia-berry-piano


Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm
The Art of the Piano Trio: Music of Schobert, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Portland Early Music Festival presents The Berry Collective

The Berry Collective explores the rise of this beloved form of chamber music in its many facets. Music for “accompanied keyboard” was all the rage in musical capitals across Europe in the 18th century as an increasing number of women learned to play the newly-popular fortepiano. A burst of piano building and music publishing helped create an environment in which chamber music flourished, and enterprising composers needed to provide an ever-constant stream of works to satisfy these players. Schobert, active in Paris in the 1760’s, was an early master of the genre who influenced Haydn and the young Mozart, who in turn served as beacons for Beethoven. This music really comes alive on the period instruments for which they were written, where balance issues vanish and clarity, fleetness, and intimacy reign.

Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodfords Street
Portland, ME 04103 [map]

www.portlandearlymusic.com/portland-early-music-festival/


Friday, November 2, 2018 | 7:00 pm
KULAS KEYBOARD SERIES at Baldwin Wallace University

Sylvia Berry, fortepiano

The second concert in the inaugural Kulas Keyboard Series features acclaimed fortepianist Sylvia Berry in a program of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Keyboard Scholarships.

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street
Berea, OH 44017 [map]

Admission: $15 General, Students attend FREE
www.bw.edu/events/2018/Fall/11-02-Kulas-Keyboard-Series


Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Art in Tune | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Join fortepianist Sylvia Berry and over twenty other musicians in a celebration of the MFA’s beloved musical instrument collection. The evening will feature musical performances throughout the galleries, from duets played on 19th-century French horns on the Huntington staircase to a quintet of electric violin, viola, cello, and bass in the Linde Wing.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
65 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 [map]

Art in Tune is free with museum admission: www.mfa.org/visit