2017-2018 Season


Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488

with the Reading Symphony Orchestra

Fortepianist Sylvia Berry joins conductor George Ogata and the Reading Symphony Orchestra for a performance of one of Mozart's most beloved concertos.

Sylvia Berry, Viennese fortepiano
George Ogata, conductor
Reading Symphony Orchestra

The Veterans Memorial Auditorium at Galvin Middle School
525 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
www.readingsymphonyorchestra.org


Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm
The Sounds of Haydn's London

Toward the end of an already fruitful and renowned career, Haydn made two trips to London that yielded some of his greatest works. He was greatly inspired by three women he befriended - two pianists and a poet - and wrote fantastic music for all of them. He also met the famous piano builder John Broadwood whose instruments were quite novel for him, and this concert will feature a Broadwood and Son grand built in 1806. Don't miss your chance to hear the sounds of Haydn's London on period instruments!

Murray Kidd, tenor
Julia McKenzie, violin
Rebecca Shaw, cello
Sylvia Berry, Broadwood and Son grand, 1806

Christ Congregational Church, UCC
1350 Pleasant St.
Brockton, MA 02301 | map

Admission: Freewill offering


Francis Johnson (1792-1844)

Francis Johnson (1792-1844)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Across the Pond: Music for Historic Trumpet and Fortepiano

Mister Harper and Mister Johnson: A re-imagining of a musical soiree like those presented in London by figures such as trumpet virtuoso Thomas Harper and the brilliant pianist Therese Jansen; and Philadelphia native Francis Johnson, an African American trumpeter of such renown that he was invited to London to play for Queen Victoria. 

Christopher Belluscio, historic trumpets
Sylvia Berry, Broadwood and Son grand, 1806

The Carriage House at Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453 | map   

Admission:
$15 General, $12 Members, $10 Students with I.D.


Francis Johnson (1792-1844)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Across the Pond: Music for Historic Trumpet and Fortepiano

Mister Harper and Mister Johnson: A re-imagining of a musical soiree like those presented in London by figures such as trumpet virtuoso Thomas Harper and the brilliant pianist Therese Jansen; and Philadelphia native Francis Johnson, an African American trumpeter of such renown that he was invited to London to play for Queen Victoria. 

Christopher Belluscio, historic trumpets
Sylvia Berry, Broadwood and Son grand, 1806

Hill Physick House
321 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 | map   

Admission: $30 General


Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 1:15 pm
In History's Shadow: Forgotten Female Virtuosi 

A child prodigy. A brilliant performer championed by Haydn. An entertainer of tzars and kings. The stories are familiar, but the names are not: though Hélène Liebmann, Marianna von Auenbrugger, and Maria Szymanowska were celebrated in their day, history marginalized their music. Rediscover the dazzling works of these forgotten virtuosi.

Juliana Soltis, historical cello
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano

GEMS: Midtown Concerts
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church

325 Park Avenue (50th and Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10022 | map
http://www.midtownconcerts.org

Free Admission


Author M.T. Anderson

Author M.T. Anderson

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 4 pm
The Many Faces of Mozart: A Life Told Through Music and Letters
Sylvia Berry with critically acclaimed young adult fiction author M.T. Anderson

This fascinating program pairs keyboard works from Mozart's entire career with letters written by the composer to his family and friends.
Sylvia Berry will be joined by. critically acclaimed author M.T. Anderson, a winner of numerous prizes including the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Sylvia Berry, Viennese fortepiano
M.T. Anderson, reader

Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667 | map


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 4 pm
The Berry Collective at historic Old Ship in Hingham

First Parish in Hingham, MA, is affectiontely known as "Old Ship" because the ceiling is made of great oak beams and looks like the inverted frame of a ship. Built in 1681, it is the oldest church in continuous use as a house of worship in North America, and is a designated National Historical Landmark. The Berry Collective is honored to perform on Old Ship's "Candlelight Concert Series," which was founded in 1973 and offers its programs for free. Program TBA.  

The Berry Collective
Sylvia Berry
, Viennese fortepiano

First Parish (UU) "Old Ship"
107 Main St.
Hingham, MA 02043 | map


Leon Schelhase and Sylvia Berry

Leon Schelhase and Sylvia Berry

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 7 pm
Duo Vis-a-Vis: Works by Three Bach Sons for Two Keyboards

Harpsichordist Leon Schelhase and Sylvia Berry have performed various works for two keyboards over the past decade. This program features works by W.F., C.P.E., and J.C. Bach, who are all clearly influenced by J.S. and yet have their own very different styles. They will perform together on the new Ravensong Series in Philadelphia spearheaded by critically acclaimed harpsichordist Leon Schelhase.

Duo Vis-a-Vis
Sylvia Berry
, Viennese fortepiano
Leon Schelhase, French double manual harpsichord

St. Clement's Church
2013 Appletree St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 | map