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Music for Peace: An Evening of French Music
October 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm$10 – $35
An Evening of French Music:
October 15, 2016.
Ayano Ninomiya, violin;
Carol Ou, cello;
Mana Tokuno, piano;
Poulenc, sonata for violin and piano;
Pierné, sonata for cello and piano;
Chausson, piano trio.
Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door. Series of 3 concerts: member $65, non-member $80, student $25.
To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve seats online for the single concert or purchase online for the entire series.
Donations to support our work for peace are needed in any amount. Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each concert and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets.
The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.
Ayano Ninomiya is the winner of numerous prizes including the Walter Naumburg and Tibor VargaInternational Competitions. Ayano has performed with orchestras across the U.S., Switzerland, Bulgaria, and most recently in Carnegie Hall. Praised for her “deeply communicative and engrossing” (New York Times) performances, she gave a TEDx talk at the University of Tokyo. A graduate of Harvard University, Juilliard School, and the Liszt Academy, she was first violinist of the Ying Quartet, Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music from 2010-2015, and is now on the violin faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.
Carol Ou is a cellist known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and her “wonderfully pure cello tone and incisive technique” (The Strad). A member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, she frequently performs a zesty mix of classical and contemporary quartets with crossover repertoire. She has toured in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Argentina, and her performances are
released on Chi-Mei, Naxos, and Albany records.
Pianist Mana Tokuno has received wide-spread acclaim for her sensitive and insightful interpretations and her brilliant virtuosity. First Prize winner of the Competition Internationalé, she also received prizes from Corpus Christi International Competition and International Competition Valsesia Musica among others. She has performed widely as soloist and chamber musician in the U.S., Europe, and her native Japan. She is on the faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Cremona International Music Academy.