The Walden Chamber Players, twelve dynamic artists performing in various combinations of string, piano and wind ensembles, will bring their great versatility and eclectic programming to the Silver Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 6.
The visit begins with a free multimedia lecture on Music and the Social Conscience at 3:30 p.m. in the studio theatre.
The Players note, “Throughout history, music has been used as a forum of social dialogue and exchange—sometimes overtly to promote a political platform, sometimes covertly as a subterfuge for protest.” The presentation calls attention to the social undercurrents intrinsic in music, and the process of musical composition by discussing specific moments in history during which music has played a large role in informing and unifying people for a common cause, e.g. catalyzing social change.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council recently awarded the program its Gold Star Award. The program is supported in part by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts.
In the evening, the Players move to the Smith Recital Hall for an 8 p.m. performance of music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Shostakovich. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for youth at the Silver Center box office, or online at http://silver.plymouth.edu.
Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.