10 / 15 / 2018
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LiveARTS Benefit Concert

LiveARTS begins its 16th season with a Benefit Concert. Internationally acclaimed musicians James Buswell, violin, and Victor Rosenbaum, piano, will lead an ensemble that includes violinist Amy Galluzzo and cellist Carol Ou. All four musicians have strong ties, past and current, to the New England Conservatory of Music and are known for their strong interests in teaching music to students everywhere. All four of these artists have donated their performances free of charge to LiveARTS because they all believe in bringing great music directly to where interested people live. 

The Benefit Concert will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Church in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street. At 2:30, Ann Sears, Professor of Music at Wheaton College, will provide a pre-concert talk about the music to be performed in the concert. There will be a silent auction as part of this concert, featuring donations and gift cards from a variety of local businesses. Excellent dessert and refreshments will be served at intermission and following the concert during a meet-and-greet with the artists. Doors open at 2:15. The building is completely accessible for all.

Since this is a benefit concert for LiveARTS, ticket prices are $40 and $30 for seniors. As always, students 18 and under are by donation. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.liveartsma.org. For more information, call 774-571-5798.

Violinist James Buswell has performed as a solo violinist with major orchestras all around the world. His regular professional activities include solo and chamber music recitals, conducting, teaching, lecturing and writing. In recital, he is known for regularly combining standard masterpieces with works of newer music, of which he is a champion. 

Victor Rosenbaum, piano, delighted a LiveARTS audience in our past season with an all-Beethoven solo piano recital. He is back this year, bringing musical acquaintances with him. Mr. Rosenbaum was chair of the piano department at New England Conservatory for more than 10 years. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in concerts and recitals around the world. He is currently Music Director of the Music for Peace concert series in Massachusetts.

Violinist Amy Galluzzo has an active career both as a chamber musician and soloist. Ms. Galluzzo has performed at several prestigious summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival. She maintains a private violin studio in Boston and has been involved with the Bennington Chamber Music Conference since 2015.

Carol Ou, cellist, is a versatile artist, known for her ease with the diverse musical styles of the last five centuries. She is a recording artist, and has premiered several new compositions written especially for her. Since 2007, Ms. Ou has been Music Director of the Heifetz International Summer Music Institute in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and Staunton, Virginia.

Recently, Donald Krishnaswami, Artistic Director of LiveARTS, was interviewed on Franklin’s local cable television station. To hear more about this concert and the upcoming season, enter this link address in your browser to see the interview: https://youtu.be/cTLMcTf3oKA

We hope to see many of you at our opening concert of the 16th LiveARTS SEASON!

Sunday October 21, 2018

3:00 p.m.

LiveARTS Benefit Concert

LiveARTS is an autonomous, nonprofit, nonsectarian affiliate of the First Universalist Society in Franklin. Tax-deductible contributions go directly and exclusively to LiveARTS.

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