– SELECTED PERFORMANCE HISTORY –

2019 HIGHLIGHT

Old Jew
06 Apr

"HATH NOT A JEW EYES?"

  • 14:00 pm
  • TUCKERMAN HALL

Featuring the Ulysses Quartet, pianist Miroslav Sekera, soprano Andrea Chenoweth, baritone Andy Papas, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, and tenor Ethan Bremner; under the direction of Tim Ribchester. Music by Adolphus Hailstork, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Franz Schubert, Tom Schnauber, and Joseph Summer 2 PM, Saturday April 6th, 2019 at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts – Tickets available at the link below or at the door. Doors open at 1:30

05 Apr

"HATH NOT A JEW EYES"

  • 20:00 pm
  • JORDAN HALL

The Shakespeare Concerts presents: “Hath not a Jew Eyes” Featuring soprano Andrea Chenoweth, baritone Andy Papas, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, and tenor Ethan Bremner; with the Ulysses Quartet and pianist Miroslav Sekera. Music by Hailstork, Schumann, Poulenc, Schubert, Tom Schnauber, Howard Frazin, and Joseph Summer 8 PM, Friday April 5th, 2019 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts – Tickets available through the Jordan Hall box office or at the door. Doors open at 7:30.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

28 Apr

“THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH” AT WELLESLEY’S JEWETT HALL

  • 20:00 pm
  • Wellesley College, Jewett Hall

The Shakespeare Concerts presents “The lady doth protest too much” in performance at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on April 27th, 2018, at 8 PM. Tickets available through Jordan Hall box office. If you can’t make the Friday evening performance, The Shakespeare Concerts will present a similar program the following evening (April 28th) at Jewett Hall on the campus of Wellesley College, also at 8 PM. The concerts will include the world premiere live performances of “The lady doth protest too much” by Joseph Summer, as well as the world premiere live performance of Summer’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano. Other premiere performances include works by Binna Kim, Howard Frazin, Thomas Schnauber, and Benjamin Pesetsky. Mezzo soprano Ryu-Kyung Kim, cellist Hyun-ji Kwon, and pianist SangYoung Kim will collaborate on the evenings’ musical offerings.

27 Apr

“THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH” AT NEC’S JORDAN HALL

  • 20:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall

The Shakespeare Concerts presents “The lady doth protest too much” in performance at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on April 27th, 2018, at 8 PM. Tickets available through Jordan Hall box office. If you can’t make the Friday evening performance, The Shakespeare Concerts will present a similar program the following evening (April 28th) at Jewett Hall on the campus of Wellesley College, also at 8 PM. The concerts will include the world premiere live performances of “The lady doth protest too much” by Joseph Summer, as well as the world premiere live performance of Summer’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano. Other premiere performances include works by Binna Kim, Howard Frazin, Thomas Schnauber, and Benjamin Pesetsky. Mezzo soprano Ryu-Kyung Kim, cellist Hyun-ji Kwon, and pianist SangYoung Kim will collaborate on the evenings’ musical offerings.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

08 Apr

MUSIC FOR HARP, HORNS, AND VOICE

  • 20:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall

Summer’s Distillation: a Liquid Prisoner Pent in Walls of Glass An evening of music for harp, horns, and voice All drawing inspiration from Brahms’ Opus 17, Four Songs for women’s voices, harp, and horns In addition to the Brahms, music by Joseph Summer, Robert Schumann’s Three Songs for voice and harp, opus 95, and a premiere by guest composer Benjamin Pesetsky. Featuring harpist Franziska Huhn, sopranos Jessica Lennick and Jennifer Sgroe, mezzo-sopranos Thea Lobo and Sophie Michaux, tenor Neal Ferreira, and French hornists Kevin Owen and Josh Michal. Music Director Tim Ribchester Free Admission

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

09 Apr

THE TENOR’S SUITE

  • 20:00 pm
  • New England Conversatory, Jordan Hall

An opera by Joseph Summer With Sumner Thompson as the tenor; David Salsbery Fry as the composer; Kathryn Guthrie as an idolater of the tenor; Neal Ferreira as the tenor’s student and paramour; and pianists SangYoung Kim and Victor Cayres; under the musical direction of Tim Ribchester. Also included in the program are several of Summer’s arias from Hamlet and his Sonnet LX.

10 Mar

MUSIC TO HEAR

  • 20:00 pm
  • University of Dayton, Sears Recital Hall

The University of Dayton presents “Recital: Music To Hear” as part of the Rites Rights Writes 2015-2016 season through the Joseph and Lisa Summer Music Residency and The Shakespeare Concerts. This recital will feature a selection of original works composed by Mr. Summer with musical settings of Shakespearean texts, performed by Department of Music voice faculty Andrea Chenoweth Wells, Errick Hood, Ryu-Kyung Kim, and David Sievers, and horn faculty Aaron Brant, with special guest artist SangYoung Kim, award-winning pianist. This is a Romeo & Juliet / Shakespeare Series Event, and an It’s Your Nature Series Event. Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages with major support from the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. This performance is free and open to the public.

2015 HIGHLIGHTS

17 Apr

THE TEMPEST

  • 20:00 pm
  • Somerville Theatre

World Premiere | A Chamber Opera by Joseph Summer Libretto by Eve Summer, adapted from “The Tempest” featuring Metropolitan Opera Bass-baritone, Christian Van Horn as Prospero with music direction by Maestro Stefan Lano.

11 Apr

DANCE OF THE MECHANICS

  • 20:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Featuring the Amernet String Quartet and the American premiere of Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing quartet, as well as string quartet music by Britten, Beethoven, and Joseph Summer.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS

12 Apr

ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE

  • 20:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall

Orpheus With His Lute is a concert of music inspired by the legend of Orpheus, both through Shakespeare and other artists. Josef Spacek and Miroslav Sekera join us from the Czech Republic, as well as Kathryn Guthrie, soprano, and John McGinn, piano and music director. Please join us on April 12th at 8pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall for this beautiful and moving program.