Oct. 22, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will offer a BSO Community Chamber Concert at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the MCLA Church Street Center.

This concert, which will include the music of Schumann and Shostakovich, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register for free tickets, call 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200.

As part of the series’ ongoing Artistic Exchange program, students from Kids 4 Harmony, a program of Berkshire Children and Families, will present a special pre-concert program at 2:30 p.m. Following the performances, concertgoers will have an opportunity to meet the musicians over dessert and coffee.

BSO musicians who will perform at this event will include Thomas Martin, clarinet; Tamara Smirnova and Bracha Malkin, violin; Michael Zaretsky, viola; Mickey Katz, cello; and Xak Bjerken, piano. They will present Schumann Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola, and piano, Op. 132 (16), and Shostakovich piano quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (31).

BSO Community Chamber Concerts provide high-quality, relevant and engaging free chamber music concerts performed by BSO musicians in greater Boston area communities with limited access to the BSO. Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and concert music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time.

Founded in 1881, the BSO is one of five major American symphony orchestras. It plays most of its concerts at Boston’s Symphony Hall, and in the summer performs at Tanglewood. For more information about the BSO or this event, go to

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.​

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