Evan Lariviere, an 11-year-old Wellesley resident who in 6th grade a Beaver Country Day, sang this past weekend with the BSO Children’s Choir during performances of works by Britten and Puccini.
Evan’s mom, Heidi Milne, says the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir offers exciting opportunities for classically trained kids in grades 5-9. The program is less than 2 years old, and holds auditions a few times a year. “It is great for kids who crave technical work in music” says Milne, who credits Upham Elementary School Jeffrey Dees for supporting students with musical and other talents.
Wellesley trumpeter to perform
Another talented Wellesley musician, trumpeter Joseph Foley, will perform as guest soloist in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s Heroes and Angels concert on March 17 at Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge). The concert will also include Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, and Joseph Schwantner’s New Morning for the World (“Daybreak of Freedom”). The piece will be narrated by Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond of the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Foley is principal trumpet of the Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra of Houston.
Tickets are $15-$25 and may be purchased at cambridgesymphony.org.