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Chamber Players delight Wellesley audience

Overheard after Sunday afternoon's concert was "The best ever!!" Such was the audience's reaction at the Wellesley Chamber Players' performance on December 8 at Beveridge Hall at the Dana Hall School. Pianist Jayoung Kim, Ph.D., University of Indiana, student of Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Art Trio, is the founder of the Wellesley Chamber Players, which...
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Pianist Adrian Liao performs for seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, the New England Conservatory and Needham Council on Aging presented the piano stylings of junior student Adrian Liao to the seniors of the Tolles Parsons Center. Playing three pieces from Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann, Liao wowed the audience before fielding question about...
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Woman’s Club holds Christmas party

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The Woman's Club of Westwood recently held their annual Christmas party with lots of food and festive holiday decorations. The members were dressed in their Christmas attire and looking forward to a fun time. The Club had invited Duane Sullivan, who was raised in Westwood and attended the school system, to perform. Sullivan...
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WSO to close season at MassBay

The Wellesley Symphony closes its season on Sunday, May 6, with Brahms’ mighty Symphony No. 1 and the rhapsodic, technically brilliant Glazunov Violin Concerto performed by Wellesley native Julia Glenn. The overture Cortège de Bacchus from Delibes’ opera, "Sylvia," opens the program. Brahms worked on his his first symphony for over twenty years. Haunted by the...
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NEC students wow CATH seniors

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Four times a year, students from the New England Conservatory (NEC) make their way to Needham’s Center at the Heights (CATH) to perform for the town’s seniors. It’s a valuable partnership for all involved, and the NEC’s visit on April 25 was one to which the seniors were very...
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Wellesley Chamber Players enchant at library

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On the afternoon of February 12, as the snow was softly falling, a brave group of library patrons ventured out for an hour of chamber music. Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments. The Wellesley Chamber Players are a collective of students...
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Borromeo String Quartet enchants and wows

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Music always has been, and continues to be, a great equalizer. It doesn’t matter your age, background, education or socioeconomic status - liking a piece of music can bring people together. This was illustrated perfectly at the performance given by the Borromeo String Quartet in Needham Town Hall last...
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