Planting New Roots: Trailblazing Music Written on Foreign Soil

Planting New Roots: Trailblazing Music Written on Foreign Soil

Manship Artists Residency invites you to an intimate musical affair, the world premiere of Arpeggione Ensemble. The concert will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the musicians and to enjoy the company of fellow chamber music lovers.
Arpeggione Ensemble will open its debut season with a concert centered on themes of Relocation and Belonging. Celebrate a new beginning with Arpeggione as we present works by Joseph Bologne, Mozart, Crusell, Reicha, and Meyerbeer in our inaugural live performances. From Joseph Bologne’s remarkable life and career in Paris to Meyerbeer’s eventual success as one of the most prominent operatic composers in Europe, we trace the paths of five composers as they establish themselves in new locations and new musical environments over a 70-year period. 

The performers for this concert will be Andrea LeBlanc, flute; Thomas Carroll, clarinet; Susanna Ogata, violin; Emily Hale, violin; Lauren Nelson, viola; and Jacques Lee Wood, cello. 

The musicians will be performing on instruments original to or reproductions from the 18th and 19th centuries, in order to recreate the sound that the composers themselves would have heard and to discover what the instruments reveal about how the music would have been performed. Arpeggione’s members are among the country’s leading experts in historical performance, and perform with virtually all of the top early music ensembles in the United States.

As the North Shore’s only resident period-instrument ensemble, Arpeggione promises to revitalize once overlooked repertoire to create a newly expanded, re-examined, and inclusive musical canon. Manship Artists Residency, which values those who challenge us to think differently, provides artists opportunities to evolve their full creative potential in an inspiring environment that naturally nurtures and feeds one’s muse.

Arpeggione Ensemble will be in residence @ Starfield, the site of the Manship Artists Residency this summer in preparation for their concerts.

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