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Westfield Anthenaeum and MOSSO Launch Three-Concert Chamber Music Series in March

The series begins Thursday, March 10, at 7PM.

Westfield Anthenaeum and MOSSO Launch Three-Concert Chamber Music Series in March

The Westfield Athenaeum will present a three-concert chamber music series, beginning Thursday, March 10, at 7PM, with Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, known as MOSSO, providing the music. MOSSO violinist Beth Welty is bringing her ensemble, The Aryaloka Quartet to the Athenaeum to kick off the series. Guy McLain, Executive Director of the Westfield Athenaeum, will offer a pre-performance talk at 6PM, which is free to ticket holders.

Violinists Mark Latham and Beth Welty, violist Noralee Walker, and cellist Sandi-Jo Malmon will perform William Grant Still's Lyric String Quartet; Charles Ives' String Quartet #1 Op.57 "From The Salvation Army: A Revival Service"; Beethoven's String Quartet in C major, op. 59 #3; and an additional piece to be announced at the performance.

McLain, said "We're thrilled to bring classical music back to downtown Westfield, and we look forward to working with MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra to make that happen". He said two additional concerts are planned for Thursday, April 14, and Thursday, May 12.

Beth Welty of MOSSO said, the members of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have fond memories of their many summer performances at Stanley Park, and we're glad to return to Westfield and the Westfield Athenaeum. We chose an eclectic program to open our Westfield season, including a classic by Beethoven, a work from a major 20th century New England composer, Charles Ives; a work from an important African-American composer, William Grant Still, and a contemporary selection that most audience members will know.

Tickets for the concert, $20.00, must be purchased in advance at The Westfield Athenaeum during business hours, or online at Audience members will be required to wear masks.

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