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Somerville Museum Programs 2017

 

Sunday, January 8, 3:00 p.m. 

La Folia: Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces from Spain.  

Ensemble Très Maresienne (Lisa Brooke, violin; Olav Chris Henriksen, vihuela & Baroque guitar; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba) perform music by Ortiz, Cabezon, Milan, Selma, Scarlatti, Sanz and de Murcia. The concert will feature four very different "Folia" variation sets spanning three centuries!

General admission: $20; $15 for students, seniors and Museum members. 

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Sunday, February 12, 3:00 p.m. 

In the Service of Her Majesty: Music from the World of Anthony Holborne. 

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, bandora & cittern) perform renaissance dances, ballad tunes and fantasies by Holborne and his contemporaries, including Byrd, Morley and John Johnson.

General admission: $20; $15 for students, seniors and Museum members. 

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Sunday, February 26, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Charles Bulfinch and the Barrell Mansion 

Joseph Cornish, Director of Design Review for the Environmental Department, discusses the architecture of Charles Bulfinch, with particular reference to the Barrell mansion of Somerville.  

General Admission: $8; free to members.

 

 

Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.  

From Minuet to Ragtime: The English Guitar and its Impact on the Early Banjo. 

Plucked-instrument experts Lauck Benson and Olav Chris Henriksen play a variety of solos and duos on English guitar, Spanish guitar, harp guitar lute, and banjo, including music by Oswald, Anne Ford, Marrella, Buckley, Foster, Stewart and Ossman. There will be a fugue, some jigs, and some surprises.

General admission: $20; $15 for students, seniors and Museum members. 

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Sunday, March 12, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Inventing the Charles RiverKarl Haglund. Haglund is Manager of the DCR's new Charles River Basin project and author of Inventing the Charles River. He is an entertaining speaker and will address the history of this major waterway near Somerville.  

General Admission: $8; free to members.

 

 

 

Sunday, April 23, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Somerville Open Studios First Look Exhibit: Opening Reception

The SOS First Look Exhibit offers the best opportunity to preview the studios and artists' work. All SOS participating artists are invited to submit work, creating a group show that is unparalleled in diversity and excitement. Come to SOS First Look to plan your weekend.

The exhibit continues through May 19, 2017.

 

 

SOS weekend hours (May 4-7): Thursday 2-7 pm, Friday 2-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Regular hours: Thursday 2-7pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday noon-5pm


Duo Maresienne

 

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m.

Gallant Fantasies: Music of Telemann, Baron, Weiss and Abel. 

Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, Baroque lute) perform late Baroque works by several of the finest German masters of instrumental music, including newly discovered fantasies by Telemann and Weiss.

General admission: $20; $15 for students, seniors and Museum members. 

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