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Medford, MA 02155 United States
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January 2017

First Baptist Church Grand Piano Concert

Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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In celebration of the arrival of a new 9-foot Baldwin D grand piano, the First Baptist Church of Medford is hosting a series of concerts open to the public, honoring the gift from the Mercuri family, formerly of Malden. The first of these concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 (postponed from January 7 due to weather), preceded by a meal of traditional German fare at 6 p.m. This informal, interactive concert will feature musicians from…

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February 2017

Unconquerable Spirit: Dana-Farber Benefit Concert

Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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In celebration of the arrival of a new 9-foot Baldwin D grand piano, the First Baptist Church of Medford is hosting a series of concerts open to the public, honoring the gift from the Mercuri family, formerly of Malden. At this concert, the Student Government Association of the Longy School of Music will collaborate with First Baptist Church to present a benefit concert for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The concert will be offered free to the public, and donations will…

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March 2017

Coynes and Friends Concert

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is presenting The Coynes and Friends in a free concert of traditional Irish music as part of its 20th annual St. Patrick's Celebration. Husband and wife John (bouzouki) and Lisa (flute, whistle) Coyne headline the band. They are among the most active and appreciated musicians in the local Irish scene. A family-style corned beef and cabbage dinner will precede the concert, at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 and reservations are required by calling…

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April 2017

Liana Paniyeva Piano Recital

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents a piano recital by Liana Paniyeva. A native of Azerbaijan, Paniyeva graduated from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine in 2007, and went on to earn her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, and Israel; and during the 2012-13 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. At First Baptist Church, she will…

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June 2017

Piano and Violin Concert: Seifetdinova & Giegling

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present Medford resident Anastasia Seifetdinova (piano) and Katharina Giegling (violin) in an outstanding program of piano and violin and piano solo works. The performance will include the following: Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin, A Major, KV 526 Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses for piano, Op. 54 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13, E flat Major, “Quasi una fantasia”, op. 27, No. 1 Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violin, G Major, op. 78 Free admission; donations accepted.…

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August 2017

The Matisse Trio

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present the Matisse Trio in concert. Members are Abby Gower (piano), Stephen Baillargeon (flute) and Kaitlin Crull (cell0). The will be performing: Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor, Mvt. 1, molto allegro ed agitato, Melanie Bonis, Sonata for Flute and Piano Debussy's Trio for Flute, Piano and Cello Prokofiev's Sonata for Flute and Piano mvt. 4 Allegro con brio Faure's Sicilienne for Cello and Piano Come hear the Matisse Trio before they relocate to Vienna for…

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September 2017

Anastasia Seifetdinova in Concert

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present and pianist Anastasia Seifetdinova in a solo concert. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Seifetdinova gave her first solo recital at age 11. She holds a master’s and doctorate degrees from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and currently is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston. The Medford resident's performance will include the following: Moscheles Sonata Melancolique, f sharp minor Mendelssohn Variations serieuses Beethoven Sonata in C Major, op.53, "Waldstein" Schumann Sonata…

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Benefit Concert: Harvey Arts Recovery Fund

Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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In cooperation with the First Baptist Church of Medford, students from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge will hold a benefit concert to aid the Houston-area artists and arts and cultural organizations affected by Hurricane Harvey. The program will include music for piano by Brahms, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Scriabin; a sonata for violin and piano by Schumann; and music for solo cello by Bach. Admission to the concert is free. Cash and check donations are accepted. All proceeds will go…

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October 2017

Jacob Harris, Thomas Dawkins in Concert

Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford presents an afternoon of music with Jacob Harris (tenor) and Thomas Dawkins (piano). The concert will feature the music of Bach, Schubert, Mozart and Debussy, as well as American folk tunes, plus original compositions by Harris (Longy School of Music/Hebrew College). Admission is free;  donations graciously accepted.  

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Brazilian Violin Collective Concert

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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South African violinist Elinor Speirs leads a cohesive group of accomplished musicians from Brazil and the U.S., united and connected through their love for Brazilian music and jazz. Joined by Juliano Vendemiatti (rabeca), Gaia Wilmer (alto sax), Caio Afiune (guitar), Mayo Pamplona (bass), Gustavo Ramanzini (percussion), and Adam Bahrami (percussion), the Brazilian Violin Collective’s performance is sure to be engaging, soulful, and uplifting. Enjoy an evening of innovative approaches to choro, forró, as well as original works. Admission is free,…

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Harvard Early Music Society: St. John’s Passion

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church Medford will collaborate with the Harvard Early Music Society in a production of G.P. Telemann's St. John's Passion, organized by Elias Miller, conductor, and Christopher Grills, harpsichord. HEMS’s production will feature legendary singer Charles Humphries as the Evangelist alongside a cast of some of the best young singers in Boston: James Lesu’i (Jesus), Corey Hart (Pontius Pilate), MaryRuth Lown (Soprano Soloist), and Maddie Studt (Alto Soloist). First Baptist Church is participating in this production both as part…

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December 2017

Liana Paniyeva Piano Concert

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents Liana Paniyeva (piano) in concert. A native of Azerbaijan, Paniyeva graduated from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine in 2007, and went on to earn her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, and Israel; and during the 2012-13 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. For this concert, she will perform the “Keyboard Sonata in…

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January 2018

Author Talk: Esther Kisaghu – Domestic Violence in International Perspective

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford welcomes Kenyan author, activist and educator Esther Kisaghu to discuss her work addressing domestic violence in international and cross cultural context. Kisaghu, author of the autobiography “The Triumph of My Life,” was born and raised in an impoverished village in Kenya and later found success in education through sheer determination. Her life tragically changed when her husband, who had sworn to protect her, turned into her tormentor and abused her for years. She eventually found…

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March 2018

Chromos Collaborative Orchestra

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Bapstist Church of Medford welcomes the Chromos Collaborative Orchesta in concert, featuring Sarah Joyce Cooper, soprano, and Nicolas Sterner, Collaborative Director and Conductor. On the program will be Gabriel Fauré's Pavane, Op. 50; Maurice Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Pavane pour une infante défunte; and Wolfgang Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550. Chromos began as an idea: that the process of music-making together informs both the quality and meaning of its art. Chromos is a process-based ensemble, passionately dedicated to…

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Irish Trio Concert

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is presenting a free concert of traditional Irish music as part of its 21st annual St. Patrick's Celebration. Performing will be the trio of Ellery Klen, violin; Daniel Noveck, guitar; and Shannon Heaton, flute. A family-style corned beef and cabbage dinner will precede the concert, at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12 and reservations are required by calling 781-363-3706.  

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Nipun Malhotra

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford presents a concert by pianist Nipun Malhotra. A native of India, Malhotra is pursuing a master's degree in Piano Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. He will perform the following pieces: + Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op 119 + Beethoven: Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op 31, No.3 + J.S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC II + Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas + Rachmaninoff: Etude Tableaux in C minor, Op 33, No.3…

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April 2018

Prometheus Duo

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford presents a concert by the Prometheus Duo, Marko Stuparevic on piano and Joseph Abad on saxophone. Prometheus Duo specializes in the masterpieces of baroque music, classical literature, and contempary commissioned music. For this concert the will perform eclectic works of classical and world music. Stuparevic has appeared in numerous concerts and festivals in the U.S., Israel, France, Serbia, Iceland, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Slovakia as a solo performer and chamber musician. He has won…

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Progress Through Process: Chamber Music Concert

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford welcomes Progress Through Process: Classical Chamber Music Initiative for an evening of chamber music featuring Mozart's Wind Quintet K. 452, Brahms Clarinet Sonata (featuring Rose Whitcomb, Harvard 2016), and a series of nocturnes performed by pianist Andrew Lee. Most of the musicians performing participated in the Boston Chamber Music Society coaching workshop, where they received direct coaching from Reiko Aizawa and Thomas Hill. After the concert, a short reception/Q & A session will be held with the audience for…

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May 2018

Incidental Music: A Soiree

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Elinor Speirs, a classical and jazz violinist from South Africa, invites you to a musical community event: a magical soirée of beautiful music to celebrate the approaching long summer nights. Bring your children, fiancé and grandparents to an evening of informal string quartets, string trios, and piano duos playing music you love and recognize. Program will feature: Michael McLean: Tangos & More: Six Dances for String Quartet Niccolò Paganini: Cantabile in D Major for Violin and Guitar, Op.17, MS 109, and Sonata Concertata…

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Film Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Mystic Valley Area Branch NAACP invites you to a screening and discussion of the film "I Am Not Your Negro," a 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, "Remember This House." Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best…

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June 2018

Francisco Roldán

Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present classical guitarist Francisco Roldán in concert. A native of Colombia, Roldán is a very active performer, playing solo and chamber music nationally and internationally. He has performed in Portugal, Greece, Russia, Spain, Colombia, Lithuania, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Paraguay. He has also played throughout the United States at venues such as Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian Library in Washington, D.C.; the…

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Apollo Ensemble of Boston

Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents the debut performance of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston. Under the direction of conductor Elias Miller the Apollo Ensemble will perform the Wagner Siegdried Idyll, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Strauss’ Wind Serenade Op. 7.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted to support the First Baptist Church concerts and performers.

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Film screening: De-feet Domestic Violence

Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The South Asian Workers Center, the Rose Foundation, GAIA Connections, LLC, and the First Baptist Church of Medford present the program "Speaking Boldly: Domestic Violence in International Perspective. The event will include the screening of "De-Feet Domestic Violence." This 45-minute documentary follows two young Kenyan men as they walk across Kenya to raise money for the domestic violence education organization the Rose Foundation. The film features interviews with domestic violence survivors and advocates in Kenya. There will also be an international…

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July 2018

Liana Paniyeva Piano Concert

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford welcomes the return of pianist Liana Paniyeva, who performed two concerts there in 2017. A native of Azerbaijan, Paniyeva graduated from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine in 2007, and went on to earn her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011. She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, and Israel; and during the 2012-13 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City.…

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August 2018

Kalliope Trio: Living Composers

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents the Kalliope Trio in a concert featuring the works of living composers. The Kalliope Trio is a Boston-based ensemble of Anna Bradford, oboe; Natalie Zemba, bassoon; and Stephanie Mao, piano. In the concert they will perform "The Wildflower Trio" by Jenni Brandon (1977); portrait of a Family Øivind Westby (1947) arranged by Natalie Zemba; and  trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano by  André Previn (1929). Admission is free; $10 donation suggested.  

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September 2018

Essex Piano Trio

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church presents a concert by the Essex Piano Trio consisting of Ashley Offret, violin; David Cabral, cello; and Beverly Soll, piano. The program, "Conversation Among Friends," will feature works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Shostakovich and Haydn. A donation of $10 is suggested for admission.      

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October 2018

Atlas Piano Trio

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church presents a concert by the Atlas Piano Trio consisting of Gary Capozziello, violin; Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello; and Cihan Yücel, piano. The program will feature Claude Debussy's Piano Trio in G (1880) and Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in Eb, D.929, Op. 100 (1827). Admission is free but a donation of $20 is suggested to support the performers.      

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Cardamom Quartet

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Enjoy an evening of music with Cardamom Quartet as they feature classical music by women. Though women composers have roots going back many centuries, their music remains under-programmed in the classical music world. Come hear the music of Florence Price, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Hildegard von Bingen, and diverse styles emerging from medieval Germany, traditional Peruvian music, and African American hymns. Cardamom Quartet is a Boston-based ensemble engaged in reimagining the traditional canon and committed to sharing music…

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November 2018

Harvard Early Music Society: Rosalind

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
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The Harvard Early Music Society and the First Baptist Church of Medford presents Rosalind with Salomé Gasselin (gamba) and Martin Bernstein (recorder). The program of music: Prelude, Louis Marchand Fantaisie & Sarabande, Louis Couperin Fain would I change that note, Tobias Hume Le Dodo ou l’amour au berceau, François Couperin Sarabanda, Largo, Jean-Marie Leclair A song, sence other beautys charmes your hart, Humphrey Salter Courante & Jigg, Matthew Locke Les voix humaines, Marin Marais The sweet melody & its corrente, Andrea Falconieri…

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Fodhla Irish Trio

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
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First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present Fodhla in concert.  The trio consists of fiddler Ellery Klein, flute player Nicole Rabata, and guitarist Bethany Waickman. Fodhla will be performing traditional, contemporary and original tunes from Ireland, Brittany and Quebec on fiddle, traditional Irish wooden flute and whistle, and guitar. Admission is free. A donation of $15 is suggested.      

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Musical Soirée for Cello and Piano

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents Francesca McNeeley (cello) and Lana Suran (piano) in an intimate musical soirée of European masterpieces for the cello and piano. The recital will feature works by Debussy, Hindemith, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 to support the performers.

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December 2018

Nipun Malhotra

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The First Baptist Church of Medford presents a concert of solo piano works featuring Nipun Malhotra from the Longy School of Music. The program: Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op 18 (Arr. Bauer) Debussy: - The Hills of Anacapri (Préludes , Book I) - Ondine (Préludes , Book II) Brahms: Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op 117 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein") Admission is free; a donation of $10 is suggested to support the performer.  

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Film and Discussion: My Kid Could Paint That

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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The Medford Film Collaborative introduces a new monthly series of thought-provoking films about art and artists with the showing of "My Kid Could Paint That." The 2007 film tells the fascinating story of a 4-year-old painter from Binghamton, N.Y., who is producing paintings that are being purchased for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Her father is a painter as well, and through watching her dad, she picked up the trait. The media has deemed her a "child prodigy" but this…

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January 2019

Film and Discussion: The Art of the Steal

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Film Collaborative presents the second installment of a new monthly series of thought-provoking films about art and artists with the showing of "The Art of the Steal." This film looks at the controversy surrounding the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a millionaire who amassed a remarkable selection of significant works during the early 20th century. Barnes sought to keep his priceless pieces together as part of his foundation even after his death, but the involvement of…

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February 2019

Film and Discussion: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Film Collaborative presents the third installment of a new monthly series of thought-provoking films about art and artists with the showing of "Exit Through the Gift Shop." Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. He fiercely guards his anonymity to avoid prosecution. An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only…

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March 2019

St. Patrick’s Celebration and Concert

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is presenting a brief free concert as part of its 22nd annual St. Patrick's Celebration. A family-style corned beef and cabbage dinner will precede the concert, at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12 and reservations are required by calling the church office at 781-396-3811 no later than March 10.  

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Lana Suran

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
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First Baptist Church of Medford begins its 2019 concert season with a performance by pianist Lana Suran. Since her debut at Gothenburg Concerthouse at age 8, Suran has appeared as soloist and with numerous orchestras in Sweden and abroad, among many other international venues. She has performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, all major concert halls in Sweden, and many other international venues. Her first CD was released in 2017 and includes solo works…

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April 2019

Dorisiya Yosifova

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with a performance by violinist Dorisiya Yosifova, accompanied by Miles Goldberg on piano. Bulgarian-born Yosifova is a passionate musician and teacher. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a master of music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She has performed as concertmaster and principal second violinist with various ensembles, including orchestras at the Boston Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Round Top, and Eastern Music Festival. As…

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All Hands In: Celebrate Our Story

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tony Martin and Amir Lee will perform jazz music as part of the annual fundraising event for All Hands In, a nonprofit organization based in Arlington that supports women survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Also hear stories of survival and healing; partnerships; and celebrate with two local organizations receiving the "Hands in the Community" award for their service to All Hands In and making a difference in their communities. The event will include a ham and turkey buffet dinner, silent…

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Trumpet and Piano in Medford Square

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of French and German music for trumpet, cornet, and piano. Performing will be Chris Belluscio on trumpet and cornet, and Anastasia Seifetdinova on the church's Baldwin D concert grand piano. They will perform works by Brahms, Hindemith, Schumann, Ravel and Debussy. Free admission; suggested donation $10. Future concerts on the First Baptist Church schedule (all at 7:30 p.m.): Friday, April 26: David Owens (piano) and Barbara Kipp (oboe) Saturday, May 11: RAHA Duo, viola and piano Friday,…

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Film and Discussion: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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The Medford Film Collaborative presents the fourth installment of a new series of thought-provoking films about art and artists with the showing of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child." A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat's friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. The film also explores Basquiat's rise in…

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Piano, Oboe, and English Horn in Medford Square

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of music featuring Barbara Kipp on oboe and English horn, and David Owens on the church's Baldwin D concert grand piano. They will perform works by Siegrist, Owens, Kennan, Barlow, and Saint-Saëns Free admission; suggested donation $10. Future concerts on the First Baptist Church schedule (all at 7:30 p.m.): Saturday, May 11: RAHA Duo, viola and piano Friday, May 24: Meadowlark Trio  

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Film and Discussion: Black Memorabilia

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Film Collaborative and Mystic Valley Branch NAACP present a screening of the film "Black Memorabilia." The film explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagates demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially-charged items, from “Jolly Nigger” banks to Mammy kitchenware, confederate flags, Nazi insignia and other ephemera. The film is…

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May 2019

RAHA Duo

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of music for viola and piano featuring the RAHA Duo: Amelia Hollander Ames on viola and Elaine Rombola on piano. The program will consist of: Curtis Hughes: Dept. Of Levitation Studies (world premiere) Joel Roston: Communing Strata (world premiere) Evan Ziporyn: Two Scenes from Shadowbang (Boston area premiere) Lera Auerbach/Dmitri Shostakovich: Preludes, Op. 33 Free admission; suggested donation $10. The spring concert series will conclude with a performance by…

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Meadowlark Trio

Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of music featuring the Meadowlark Trio, which consists of Janny Joo (violin), Timothy Paek (cello) and April Sun (piano). The Meadowlark Trio hails from America’s heartland. Formed by three best friends in 2012, the trio has since performed nationwide to great acclaim, and they were named semifinalists in the 2017 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In this concert, they will present a program that explores the ghostly and ghastly…

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June 2019

The Craft Quartet

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of music featuring the The Craft Quartet, which consists of Colleen Brannen and Amy Sims, violins; Amelia Hollander Ames, viola; and Velleda Miragias, cello. The quartet is dedicated to playing music from across many time periods, but with an emphasis on pairing undiscovered works from the past with masterpieces of our time. This performance will feature "Art Deco Music," with works by the Ruth Crawford Seeger Quartet, George Gershwin,…

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Harvard Early Music Society: Hasse Oratorio

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with the Harvard Early Music Society presenting the North American premiere of Adolph Hasse's S. Petrus et S. Maria Magdalena with a stellar cast and baroque string players. Elias Miller (music co-director and conductor) and Christopher Grills (music co-director and continuo) lead HEMS in their fourth joint operatic production. The oratorio will be sung in Latin; a written translation will be provided. Cast members are Maddie Studt, St. Peter; Sierra Marcy, St. Mary Magdalene; Laura Thomas,…

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Marko Stuparevic

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its spring concert season with an evening of music featuring the pianist Marko Stuparevic performing works by Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. Free admission; suggested donation $10. The spring concerts will conclude on Saturday, June 22, with a performance by the Apollo Ensemble at 7:30 p.m.        

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Apollo Ensemble

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford concludes its spring concert season with the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, conducted by Elias Miller, presenting three masterworks of the orchestral repertoire: Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Free admission; suggested donation $15.  

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A Secret Chord: The Spiritual Songs of Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s most well-loved and ubiquitous work is his 1984 song “Hallelujah.” It tells of a frail and broken King David looking for hope and redemption in music and prayer, and it has one of the most hauntingly beautiful choruses ever penned. The song has been covered by dozens of artists, and has been featured in many films, television shows, and other reviews. It has entered into the English language canon as one of the rare “secular…

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July 2019

A Secret Chord: The Spiritual Songs of Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s most well-loved and ubiquitous work is his 1984 song “Hallelujah.” It tells of a frail and broken King David looking for hope and redemption in music and prayer, and it has one of the most hauntingly beautiful choruses ever penned. The song has been covered by dozens of artists, and has been featured in many films, television shows, and other reviews. It has entered into the English language canon as one of the rare “secular…

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August 2019

A Secret Chord: The Spiritual Songs of Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s most well-loved and ubiquitous work is his 1984 song “Hallelujah.” It tells of a frail and broken King David looking for hope and redemption in music and prayer, and it has one of the most hauntingly beautiful choruses ever penned. The song has been covered by dozens of artists, and has been featured in many films, television shows, and other reviews. It has entered into the English language canon as one of the rare “secular…

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September 2019

Quartett Giocosa

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford opens its fall concert season with the Quartett Giocosa presenting "From the Simple to the Sublime," which will examine the importance of folk music to Romantic composers and how folk influences changed the landscape of their work.  Included will be Dvorak's Quartet #12 Op. 96 ("American") and Borodin's Quartet #2 as well as some Tchaikovsky and folk tunes. Giocosa means "joy," and Quartett Giocosa lives up to their name and reputation by bringing exuberance, passion,…

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October 2019

Duo Guitars: Carl Straussner, Raley Beggs

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its fall concert series with a performance by guitarists Carl Straussner and Raley Beggs. The two New England Conservatory alumni, schooled under NEC chair and grand maestro Eliot Fisk, team up to form a dynamic guitar duo, bringing you music from the Renaissance (Dowland, Johnson), through the height of baroque (J.S Bach), and to the quintessential guitar repertoire of Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani. Free admission; suggested donation $10.

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November 2019

Vienna to Spain: Bach, Beethoven & De Falla

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its fall concert series with "Vienna to Spain: Bach, Beethoven & De Falla,” featuring Akiko Kobayashi, violin, and Eric Seipkes, piano. The program features three sonatas  written when the composers were at the apex of their creative powers: Bach: Sonata for Violin & Clavier no.1 in b minor, BWV 1014; Beethoven: Sonata for Violin & Piano no.8, op.30 no.3 in G major; and De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole. New York-born Kobayashi is an active solo and chamber musician. She…

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Paulius Pancekauskas

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford continues its fall concert series with a performance by pianist Paulius Pancekauskas. A native of Lithuania, Pancekauskas will perform W.A. Mozart's Sonata in C-major K.330; Frederic Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie op.61; and Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Free admission; suggested donation $10.

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Cardamom Quartet

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford is pleased to present a return engagement by the Cardamom Quartet to close its fall concert season. The Cardamom Quartet is dedicated to performing music written by women composers, both new and old works. Members are Lisa Goddard and Rachel Panitch, violin; Gillian Gallagher, viola; and Ariel Friedman, cello. For this concert, the ensemble offers a program of works by Grazyna Bacewicz, Elizabeth Maconchy, Caroline Shaw, Rachel Panitch and Jlin. Free admission; suggested donation $10,…

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Hollyberry Fair

Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford invites you to its two-day Hollyberry Fair. Vendors will be selling jewelry, knitwear, Christmas items, gifts and gift baskets, and baked goods. There also will be a children's table and a teddy bear and snowman table. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November 29, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.      

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Hollyberry Fair

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford invites you to its two-day Hollyberry Fair. Vendors will be selling jewelry, knitwear, Christmas items, gifts and gift baskets, and baked goods. There also will be a children's table and a teddy bear and snowman table. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November 29, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.      

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March 2020

Community Music Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Want to learn to read music, or get better at it? Want to sing with more confidence? Want to sing alongside people who love to sing? First Baptist Church of Medford is offering two free community music workshops led by the church's choral fellows and scholars. The topic of today's workshop is Reading Music for Fun and Enjoyment.  A second workshop on Saturday, March 14, titled Good Singing for Fun and Enjoyment, will be an introduction to singing. Both workshops…

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Postponed: Community Music Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, First Baptist Church of Medford has postponed today's free community music workshop led by the church's choral fellows and scholars.

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December 2020

Kalliope Reed Quintet Winter Holiday Concert

Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Kalliope Reed Quintet invites you to its Winter Holiday Concert, live-streamed from First Baptist Church of Medford. The concert will be feature works by Debussy, Rameau, Bach, some "Nutcracker" dances, and other holiday favorites. View the concert live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gdV_qr5y3wE Kalliope Reed Quintet is a a Boston-based seasonal chamber ensemble dedicated to providing a wide variety of colorful music to the community. Members are Anna Bradford, oboe; Céline Ferro, clarinet; Wolcott Humphrey, clarinet; Bennett Parsons, saxophone/clarinet; and Natalie Zemba, bassoon. Members of the…

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February 2021

Kalliope Trio: Romantic Works for Reeds

Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Kalliope Trio premieres a concert of romantic-themed works for clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, recorded at First Baptist Church of Medford. The concert will feature works from the 18th to 21st centuries by Mozart, Beethoven, Gaetono Donizetti, Joseph Canteloube and Daniel Baldwin. The trio consists of Natalie Zemba (bassoon), Wolcott Humphrey (clarinet) and Bennett Parsons (saxophone). The concert will be available on YouTube; watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/kjAKOYcVwJI Cost is $3 to reserve a spot, $10 at the event. Reserve…

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Kalliope Trio: Valentine’s Day Concert

Sunday, February 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Kalliope Trio premieres a concert of romantic and romantic-inspired works for clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, recorded at First Baptist Church of Medford as part of the Concerts @ FBC Series. The concert will feature works from the 18th to 21st centuries by Mozart, Beethoven, Gaetono Donizetti, Joseph Canteloube and Daniel Baldwin. The trio consists of Natalie Zemba (bassoon), Wolcott Humphrey (clarinet) and Bennett Parsons (saxophone). The concert will be available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/brE8mDBJGcA Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/kjAKOYcVwJII  …

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August 2021

Maud Powell String Institute Violin and Cello Camp

Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Maud Powell String Institute is presenting a summer intensive workshop for beginning violin and cello for children ages 5 and older.  The program includes interactive classes, private lessons and collaborative training. No previous experience is necessary. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from August 9-20 at First Baptist Church of Medford on Oakland Street in Medford Square. A concluding performance will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 22. Tuition is $500…

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Maud Powell String Institute Concert

Sunday, August 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Maud Powell String Institute concludes its summer intensive workshop for beginning violin and cello for children ages 5 and older with a concluding performance at First Baptist Church of Medford. All are welcome to attend. The concert will also be live-streamed via YouTube, Facebook and Zoom: YouTube: https://youtu.be/cavXR-SVoV0 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchMedford/posts/4560090717386610 Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7813963811?pwd=UHN3Zndid3BBaE1pSmZ2bVdISlpTUT09 The Maud Powell String Institute, founded by violinist Dorisiya Yosifova, is a nonprofit string program for ages 4-18. It provides high-quality and affordable music education to immigrant underserved communities, and…

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December 2021

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Chancel Choir and Choral Fellows of the First Baptist Church of Medford present "Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Concert." The program features a diverse selection of music, ending with a singalong of some traditional carols. This in-person event will also be broadcast on YouTube Live, FaceBook Live, and Zoom.

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March 2022

Kalliope Wind Quintet

Saturday, March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford resumes live in-person concerts with a performance by the Kalliope Wind Quintet that will feature the world premiere of Medford-based composer Oliver Caplan’s "Bonne Année." The program also will include "Thaw" by Becky Turro, portraying a trip to Acadia National Park, the group's recently commissioned "Wildflower Quintet" by Jenni Brandon, and George Gershwin’s "American in Paris." The concert is offered free to the public, with a suggested donation of $10. The event also will be live-streamed…

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The Ins and Outs of Singing

Sunday, March 20 @ 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Choral Fellows and Scholars of First Baptist Church of Medford are presenting a free workshop, "The Ins and Outs of Singing," in which they will discuss and demonstrate basic singing techniques. Topics will include the Physicality of Singing, Finding My Voice, Healthy Habits, and Putting it Together. Whether you are a beginner, just curious, or looking for a refresher join the workshop in person in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary or on Facebook, YouTube or Zoom (links are available on…

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Some Assembly Required

Sunday, March 27 @ 1:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford welcomes the mixed chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required for its first Boston-area concert since 2019. The colorful program will include the premiere of "Ten Pentatonic Canons" by composer Nathan Lam and the ensemble's own arrangement of the second movement of Fauré's Piano Trio. Some Assembly Required was founded in early 2015 as a collaborative effort between Boston professional and freelance artists to provide audiences with a unique musical experience, frequently venturing into repertoire that is…

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May 2022

Postponed: Kalliope Ensemble with Cholong Park

Saturday, May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Due to the forecast of unseasonably warm temperatures, tonight's First Baptist Church of Medford classical music concert with the Kalliope Ensemble and pianist Cholong Park has been postponed. A new date for the concert will be announced.  

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ArtsMedford Concert: Smug Honey

Saturday, May 28 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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ArtsMedford begins its new free summer concert series, "Live and Local: Music in Medford Square," with a performance by Smug Honey, a quartet of talented young musicians from southern Rhode Island with a unique catalog of original music featuring danceable grooves, intimate ballads and complex compositions. Band members are guitarist Luca Simeone, keyboardist Kyle Takata, bassist George Richter and drummer Sam McCarthy.

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July 2022

Cookout and Movie Night

Thursday, July 28 @ 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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First Baptist Church of Medford invites the community to a cookout and movie night. There will be free hotdogs, hamburgers and chips starting at 6:30, followed by a movie for all ages at 7:30. What movie? For copyright reasons, the title can't be revealed ahead of time, but suffice it promises be an amazing, technicolor dream experience! To make a reservation for the cookout please email fmdrauschke@comcast.net or call 781-662-8978.  

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