December snapshots

Plenty of events to keep us busy this month. After three more days of teaching lessons, CMW will hibernate  until 2007. We will return with renewed vigor–and hopefully more frequent postings–in early January. -Heath Marlow, CMW staff

The PSQ collaborated with four members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a performance of the first movement of the Mendelssohn Octet to lead off a December 15 event featuring Daniel Barenboim at Brown University.

Phase II members pose with Daniel Barenboim and Michael Steinberg of Brown University.

Boston’s Firebird Ensemble visited for a Friday workshop, bringing a team of musicians to perform Jon Deak’s "The Passion of Scrooge," a piece that included audience participation among a variety of most peculiar sonic effects.

The PSQ played Mozart with Minna and some wild under-the-sea creatures courtesy of Big Nazo at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School.

A Phase II quartet performs at the December 9 Performance Party.