2018-2019 Season


Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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 by Berry and historical keyboard restorer Dale Munschy, hands-on exploration of the 18th Century Fortepiano, and a recital by 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.

Les Délices
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Allison Monroe, violin and viola
Jaap ter Linden, cello

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.

Les Délices
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Allison Monroe, violin and viola
Jaap ter Linden, cello

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.

Les Délices
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Allison Monroe, violin and viola
Jaap ter Linden, cello

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.

Les Délices
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Allison Monroe, violin and viola
Jaap ter Linden, cello

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
An Evening of Eerie Masterworks

As Hallow's Eve approaches, come hear a program of spooky treasures played by candlelight in the historic Carriage House at Gore Place!

J.C. Bach: Sonata in C minor, Op. 17, No. 2
Johann Schobert: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 14 No. 1
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in G minor, Hob. XVI: 44
Charles Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette arranged for piano, arranged for four-hands by Berry & Dale Munschy

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.

The Berry Collective
Sylvia Berry
, fortepiano
Julia McKenzie, violin
Colleen McGary-Smith, cello

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. For this event Berry will have the distinct honor to play the MFA's 1796 Broadwood & Son grand in music of Mozart, Haydn and J.C. Bach with The Berry Collective. 

The Berry Collective
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano 
Julia McKenzie, violin
Rebecca Shaw, cello

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

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


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019  | 12:15 pm
Midday Music at Christ Congregational Church presents Winter Wonders

Music of Sweelinck, Bach, Gounod*, Fauré*, Tchaikovsky, and Vandall
Sylvia Berry, organ and piano
*Rebecca Shaw, cello

 As the organist and pianist of Christ Church, Sylvia Berry is pleased to present an organ recital of music with winter themes, such as Sweelinck’s Unto Us a Child is Born and selections from Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker. Berry has also fashioned a set of Robert Vandall’s piano works into a suite for organ entitled Winter Scenes.

Christ Congregational Church (UCC)
1350 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301 [map]

Admission: Free, donations accepted
This venue is fully accessible.


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Sunday, February 10, 2019  | 1:00 pm
Arts at Christ Congregational Church presents Winter’s Journey, Poet’s Love

 Selections from Schubert’s Winterreise and Schumann’s Dichterliebe, and two Schubert Impromptus. Jessica Trainor Tasucu, mezzo soprano
Sylvia Berry
, piano

Following the inspiration of noted mezzos who have sung these traditionally “male” cycles by Schubert and Schumann, mezzo-soprano Jessica Trainor Tasucu embarked on a journey to learn portions of each work as the beginning of an artistic exploration. Come hear the fruits of her labors in the midst of mid-winter!  

Christ Congregational Church (UCC)
1350 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301 [map

Admission: Free, donations accepted
This venue is fully accessible.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019  | 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm
Gainsborough’s Living Room

Presenting an intimate evening of music by Gainsborough’s composer friends, The Berry Collective will create the ambiance of an imagined soiree in the painter’s living room. These concerts are presented in companionship to the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition “Gainsborough’s Family Album," on display February 23 – June 9, 2019. Princeton University Art Museum hosts a reception between the two performances open to all ticket holders.

The Berry Collective
Sylvia Berry, harpsichord and artistic director
Anna Griffis, violin
Rebecca Shaw, viola da gamba and cello

Program to include works by C.F. Abel and J.C. Bach.

Princeton University Art Museum
Elm Dr
Princeton, NJ 08544 [map]

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Saturday March 9, 2019  | 7:30 pm, pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm
Haydn’s Creation, Parts I & II

Join Polymnia Choral Society and conductor Murray Kidd in a performance of Haydn’s The Creation that will feature an all-star period instrument chamber orchestra and wonderful soloists. Sylvia Berry will present a pre-concert lecture and play continuo using her replica of a 5-octave Viennese fortepiano, the kind of instrument that would have been used in Haydn's time. This phenomenal late masterwork was influenced by Handel’s Messiah, but includes much that was far ahead of its time, clearly paving the way for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Polymnia Choral Society
Murray Kidd,
conductor
Dana Lynne Varga,
soprano
Joseph Holmes,
tenor
Philip Lima,
baritone
Sylvia Berry,
pre-concert lecture and fortepiano

First Parish Congregational Church
1 Church Street
Wakefield, MA 01880 [map]

More info


Sunday, March 17, 2019  | 3:00 pm
Bach Birthday Bash – An Organ Completion Fundraiser

The annual Bach Birthday Bash at Christ Church brings together organ virtuosos and chamber ensembles to perform music of Bach and Beyond. This year’s installment will feature master organist Andrew Sheranian in a program of Bach masterpieces as well as intriguing works by his son C.P.E. Bach. The Berry Collective will present Bach’s Family Circle which will include music of J.C. Bach, Abel, and J.C.F Bach. As a special treat, children and adults alike will get to learn how organs work by playing and examining the Kotzsch-in-a-Box, a mini-organ that allows one to see an organ mechanism up close. Afterwards, please join us for a birthday cake and coffee reception in honor of Bach!

Andrew Sheranian, organ
The Berry Collective
Sylvia Berry, harpsichord
Rebecca Shaw, viola da gamba and cello
Anna Griffis, violin

Christ Congregational Church (UCC)
1350 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301 [map

Admission: $15 General/$10 Students and seniors
This venue is fully accessible.
More info


Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Ars Antiqua presents: Eszterháza to London - Music & Remembrances from Haydn’s Travel Diaries

(Followed by a Buffet of English Cheeses & Sparkling Wine)

Franz Joseph Haydn’s colorful diaries recount the challenges of traveling from Eszterháza to London and the sensation that ensued upon his arrival in England in 1791. “The sea crossing was terrible and the journey to London was even worse.” On this journey, he had met with Beethoven in Bonn and once Haydn arrived in London he was warmly welcomed as a celebrity. In an era when music for private salon concerts was very stylish, Haydn’s piano trios had tremendous appeal. Although the venues might have been small, the piano writing in the trios is wide-ranging and full of virtuosity, surprises and humor. In London, Haydn became inspired by instruments of English manufacture, particularly the pianos of John Broadwood which are ideally suited for his music. Music of Haydn and Beethoven.

Ars Antiqua
Ilana Davidson,
soprano
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Mark Kramer,
cello
Sylvia Berry,
Broadwood and Son grand #3448, 1806

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Ave
Chappaqua, NY 10514 [map]

Admission: $35 General
Special priority seating available by calling 914-238-8015
More info