Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Project #4 (Lower Mills)

FREE AND OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND

EUREKA IS TEAMING UP WITH THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) TO CREATE A SERIES OF CONCERTS AT SIX BRANCHES OF THE BPL AIMED AT EMPOWERING FEMALE VOICES IN THE ARTS THROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG AUDIENCES.

Each event will consist of two parts.

The first half will feature chamber performances of works by women composers and brief reflections by Eureka musicians on said composers’ social and musical significance.  

During the second half, the musicians will perform simplified transcriptions of contemporary pop hits and familiar songs, again by women artists, and teach young volunteers from the audience to play, sing, drum, or clap  along with them. Eureka musicians will have a supply of instruments on loan from our partner organization, the Musary, to facilitate the latter half of the event.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Project #3 (North End)

FREE AND OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND

EUREKA IS TEAMING UP WITH THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) TO CREATE A SERIES OF CONCERTS AT SIX BRANCHES OF THE BPL AIMED AT EMPOWERING FEMALE VOICES IN THE ARTS THROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG AUDIENCES.

Each event will consist of two parts.

The first half will feature chamber performances of works by women composers and brief reflections by Eureka musicians on said composers’ social and musical significance.  

During the second half, the musicians will perform simplified transcriptions of contemporary pop hits and familiar songs, again by women artists, and teach young volunteers from the audience to play, sing, drum, or clap  along with them. Eureka musicians will have a supply of instruments on loan from our partner organization, the Musary, to facilitate the latter half of the event.

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Nov
2
6:15 PM18:15

Sweet Fairy Tale in Cambridge #2

Eureka Ensemble and EChO – Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation are launching "A Sweet Fairy Tale" in partnership with the Cambridge Community Center, using music to educate the public on the dangers of added sugar and promote good nutrition.

This novel work is adapted from Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” with the aim to introduce young listeners (ages 7-15) and their families to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra with an educational narrative format and theatrical style.

The event will take place at Cambridge Community Center on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 6:15 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. It is FREE to attend.

A video of “A Sweet Fairy Tale” performance will be available for dissemination along with educational material in public and private schools (K-12) of Massachusetts.

You can support those performances by donating HERE.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Project #2 (West Roxbury)

FREE AND OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND

EUREKA IS TEAMING UP WITH THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) TO CREATE A SERIES OF CONCERTS AT SIX BRANCHES OF THE BPL AIMED AT EMPOWERING FEMALE VOICES IN THE ARTS THROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG AUDIENCES.

Each event will consist of two parts.

The first half will feature chamber performances of works by women composers and brief reflections by Eureka musicians on said composers’ social and musical significance.  

During the second half, the musicians will perform simplified transcriptions of contemporary pop hits and familiar songs, again by women artists, and teach young volunteers from the audience to play, sing, drum, or clap  along with them. Eureka musicians will have a supply of instruments on loan from our partner organization, the Musary, to facilitate the latter half of the event.

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Project #1 (Jamaica Plain)

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FREE AND OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND

EUREKA IS TEAMING UP WITH THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) TO CREATE A SERIES OF CONCERTS AT SIX BRANCHES OF THE BPL AIMED AT EMPOWERING FEMALE VOICES IN THE ARTS THROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG AUDIENCES.

Each event will consist of two parts.

The first half will feature chamber performances of works by women composers and brief reflections by Eureka musicians on said composers’ social and musical significance.  

During the second half, the musicians will perform simplified transcriptions of contemporary pop hits and familiar songs, again by women artists, and teach young volunteers from the audience to play, sing, drum, or clap  along with them. Eureka musicians will have a supply of instruments on loan from our partner organization, the Musary, to facilitate the latter half of the event.

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Sweet Fairy Tale
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sweet Fairy Tale

A Sweet Fairy Tale is a musical initiative to educate the public on the dangers of added sugar and healthy nutrition. It is being commissioned by composer Nick Davies, and the narrative is being written by Kevin Hong. 

his novel work will be modeled after Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” with the attempt to introduce our young listeners to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra with an educational narrative format and theatrical style. 

The first performance will be on October 13th, 2018 at Codman Square Health Center in Boston, as the city of Boston has higher rates of childhood obesity than the national city average by about 10%!

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Experiencing Classical Music Firsthand with the Musary
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Experiencing Classical Music Firsthand with the Musary

On June 9th, 1-3 pm, The Musary, in collaboration with the Eureka Ensemble, will present an afternoon of classical music for all ages, featuring performances by members of the ensemble and an instrument playground for a hands-on and interactive experience with the various instruments of the orchestra. With music from Bach to Beethoven to Dvorak, Eureka believes in the power of music to connect and impact our community. In the "instrument playground," children and adults of all ages will be able to learn, explore & play the different types of instruments they just heard. Discover your inner musician during this unique event by experiencing the different woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments. Play On!

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Sheltering Voices: A Concert Empowering Women Through Music
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Sheltering Voices: A Concert Empowering Women Through Music

Sheltering Voices is a musical initiative to empower women artists, homeless women in Boston, educate the public on domestic abuse issues, and support local homeless shelters.

PROGRAM:
1. Prayer and Celebration - Augusta Read Thomas
2. Sonata for Viola & Orchestra – Rebecca Clarke (arr. Ruth Lomon)
Deanna Badizadegan, viola
3. Sheltering Voices for Voice, Choir, and Orchestra – Stephanie Ann Boyd (World Premiere)
Angel Azzarra, soprano
- Eureka Fellows
4. Symphony in E Minor – Amy Beach

Our vision is to recruit a choir of homeless women and we have commissioned Stephanie Ann Boyd, our Composer-in-Residence, to write a piece for this new choir and the orchestra. The lyrics are written by poet and women’s rights advocate Jessica Lynn Suchon, whose creative work is about shedding the shame and stigma around discussing female-related trauma. We are calling the commissioned work and hence the overall project “Sheltering Voices.” 

This project offers a direct link to the performing arts and a chance for these women to learn about and experience their own creativity and growth; a unique therapeutic approach to healing and empowerment; and an opportunity to be involved in activism on sexual violence.

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Handel's Messiah Part I
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Handel's Messiah Part I

NEMPAC presents Handel's Part I of "The Messiah" on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Stephen's Church in the North End. Together, the Eureka Ensemble, the Boston Landmarks One City Choir, NEMPAC soloists and Youth Choir will be directed by Conductor Kristo Kondakci's.

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Christopher Columbus Park Orchestra Playground
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

Christopher Columbus Park Orchestra Playground

Our instrument playgrounds are interactive performances where musicians demonstrate instruments (donated by a eureka partner) children, students, and any interested participants. We offer the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play instruments of the orchestra in an effort to inspire "eureka moments" in understanding the orchestra through first-hand experiences with orchestral instruments and a life long love of classical music.

Partnership with North End Music & Performing Arts Center and the Musary.

More details tbd.

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Mertle St. Orchestra Playground
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Mertle St. Orchestra Playground

Our instrument playgrounds are interactive performances where musicians demonstrate instruments (donated by a eureka partner) children, students, and any interested participants. We offer the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play instruments of the orchestra in an effort to inspire "eureka moments" in understanding the orchestra through first-hand experiences with orchestral instruments and a life long love of classical music.

Partnership with North End Music & Performing Arts Center and the Musary.

More details tbd.

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NSMT Orchestra Playground
Jun
10
12:30 PM12:30

NSMT Orchestra Playground

North Shore Music Theatre

Our instrument playgrounds are interactive performances where musicians demonstrate instruments (donated by a eureka partner) children, students, and any interested participants. We offer the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play instruments of the orchestra in an effort to inspire "eureka moments" in understanding the orchestra through first-hand experiences with orchestral instruments and a life long love of classical music.

More details tbd.

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Charlestown Public Library Orchestra Playground
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Charlestown Public Library Orchestra Playground

Our instrument playgrounds are interactive performances where musicians demonstrate instruments (donated by a eureka partner) children, students, and any interested participants. We offer the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play instruments of the orchestra in an effort to inspire "eureka moments" in understanding the orchestra through first-hand experiences with orchestral instruments and a life long love of classical music.

Partnership with North End Music & Performing Arts Center and the Musary.

More details tbd.

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Eureka Takes Flight!
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Eureka Takes Flight!

Eureka brings together people from all walks of life through immersive, interactive performances and direct engagement & outreach. Our mission is to use our love of classical music to shed light on the problems we face as a society from homelessness and obesity to racism and xenophobia. Every performance by the Eureka Ensemble features a theme and a partnership focused on a specific issue.

The focus of our debut is to present our amazing musicians to the community!

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Handel's Messiah
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Handel's Messiah

Reserve your *free* tickets by clicking HERE or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nempac-presents-handels-messiah-part-i-holiday-concert-tickets-28606880951

NEMPAC, in collaboration with the Eureka Ensemble, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra's One City Choir, and the St. John's School, presents Part I & the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” in the North End on December 14th at 7 PM.

Local arts partners give their ‘gift of music’ to the City of Boston Community through a free concert this Holiday Season

Conducted by Kristo Kondakci, Music Director of the Eureka Ensemble and Assistant Conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, this free concert will be a special collaboration of artists and musicians from across the City of Boston. 

The performance will feature the NEMPAC Holiday Orchestra made of Eureka musicians, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra's One City Choir, NEMPAC Soloists and the St. John School Youth Honor’s Choir. Soloists will be announced shortly.

Event is Free and Open to the Public. Suggested Donation is $15 - 25.

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