Aliento Chamber Players - Concert Schedule
Aliento Chamber Players

Season 2, 2009-2010
Sunday, October 18 2009, 3:00pm

"Musical Chairs"

The fall weather is here and we present a warm and robust program of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Bartok, Kodaly and Weiner.

Diane Yeadon, violin
Sally Wituszynski, viola
Dorothy Braker, cello
Mary Towse-Beck, piano

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 3:00pm

For the Young, and Young at Heart

A children's concert of fiery and interactive music and dance, featuring the multi-facted talent of Christina Henson as both accomplished soprano and fluid dancer. Angelynne Hinson will also be lending her exceptional talent to this sweep through encore pieces, stories, dance and song that will bring music alive in your hearts. Enjoy the music made by talented young people from the Exeter area, just starting out on their musical journey. Watch a clarinet "come apart at the seams" through the captivating performance of Karen Luttik. Hear the music with your eyes!

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 3:00pm

Re-Imagine Your World in the Eyes of Love

Come Valentine’s Day to get into the mood. Experience the Love in all its forms; the Music of poetry and the Poetry of music. Come and Be a vital part of the Elegance that can change the world. Masters of the Violin and Piano, Alexander Romanul and Mary Towse-Beck will celebrate the Love Music of Bach, Schubert, Bloch and Brahms, and the Love Poetry of Haf’z, Rumi, Tagore, Novalis, and more. Come and bathe in the beauty of the humanities and re-imagine your world in the eyes of Love.

“All mankind love a lover.” - Emerson

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 3:00pm

Christ Church Episcopal
43 Pine Street, Exeter


Friday, March 26, 2010, 8:00pm
as part of "Women's History Month"

The Actor's Studio of Newburyport
The Tannery
50 Water St. Mill #1, Suite #5
Newburyport, MA

Conversations within the Music

Earth...Wind...Fire...a beautifully unique combination for Chamber Music. Clarinet trios carefully chosen to bring you through time and treat your ears to an aural experience like no other. Three very different instrumentalists whose perspectives have been shaped by different experiences get together to explore the music in a delightfully lyrical program. With Mary Towse-Beck, pianist; Karen Luttik, clarinet; Dorothy Braker, cellist.

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:30pm

Stratham Community Church,
6 Emery Lane, Stratham NH


Sunday, April 11, 2010 3:00pm

Nashua Unitarian Universalist Church
58 Lowell Street
Nashua, NH 03064-2299
(603) 882-1091

My Father's Words: Let the Houses be the Witnesses

Artist Kathi Kouguell will take you on a journey of her twenty-three piece art installation inspired by the text of a letter written by her father Anton Gfroerer, detailing the atrocities of Kristallnacht and their family's subsequent experience in occupied Holland after missing by one day their escape to America.

The presentation will be narrated by Kouguell while Olivier Messiaen's gripping Quartet for the End of Time, which was written and performed by the composer in a German concentration camp in 1941, is performed by Mary Towse-Beck, pianist; Alexander Romanul, violinist; Karen Luttik, clarinet; and Dorothy Braker, cellist

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:30pm

Celebration of motherhood

"My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words
but I always remember the tune."
- Graycie Harmon

Among other selections, Pergolesi's beautiful Stabat Mater conducted by Amy Lieberman with Angelynne Hinson, soprano and Melinda McMahon, mezzo-soprano; selections from Piano Quartets by Schumann and Fauré, along with special young guest artists with a Mother's Day gift.

Other instrumentalists include Barbara Flocco, pianist; Louise Kandle, violinist; Jill Fratianne, violist; and Dorothy Braker, cellist.

Friday, July 9, 2010, 7:00pm Stratham Community Church
6 Emery Lane, Stratham NH

Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock"
Free Summertime Concert

We present to you Schubert's bittersweet Liede "Shepherd on the Rock" with soprano Angelynne Hinson, pianist Mary Towse-Beck, and clarinetist Karen Luttik. Cellist Dorothy Braker joins them for more romantic offerings including

  • Schumann Fantasy Pieces featuring both cello and clarinet
  • Beethoven Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello trio
  • Bartok Hungarian Dances
  • Immer Kleiner (Always Smaller) Adolf Schreiner
  • Rota Trio

"Shepherd on the Rock" was composed by Schubert in the last months of his life and published a year and a half after his death (Schubert died when he was only 31). This tender and eloquent Lied depicts a lonely shepherd listening to the echoes rising up from the bottom of his mountain top. He then expresses his intense grief in his loneliness, but ends in anticipation of the coming of spring and its hope of rebirth.

Free will offering will be gratefully accepted.

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"With the performance of pianist Mary Towse-Beck, the Aliento Chamber Players series at Christ Episcopal Church has become Exeter's answer to Carnegie Hall"

Lois Yopp
former faculty of music, Northwestern University

"Thanks so much for giving such an enjoyable performance. If Brahms had been in the audience, I’m sure he would have been pleased!"

Jackie Linder

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