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"Le Tombeau De Couperin: I. Prélude", Maurice Ravel
Pianist: Cynthia Raim
Recording: Connoisseur Society
CD 4255, available at
LiveARTS is an exciting performing arts organization in Franklin, Mass., whose goal is to enrich the cultural life of the MetroSouthwest region by bringing outstanding classical musicians to perform at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin at 262 Chestnut Street.
We specialize in high-caliber artistry without high ticket prices!
Subscribe to our 11th Anniversary 2013-2014 season!
Ticket prices below. All concerts at 3:30PM

Sunday, October 20
The LiveARTS String Quartet

Irina Muresanu, violin
Ala Jojatu, violin

Don Krishnaswami, viola
Mihail Jojatu, cello

Our season opens once again with these four dynamic and exceptional musicians who are well-known throughout Boston's major music ensembles--the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra--and who hold their degrees from some of the country’s most prestigious conservatories--The Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, and the Boston Conservatory. They were born on the LiveARTS stage at their very first public performance in 2009 and our namesake quartet captivates our audiences with each season’s return. And this season we look forward with enormous anticipation to a splendid and and satisfying program with works by Josef Haydn, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
LiveARTS String Quartet
The LiveARTS String Quartet

Thomas Hill Randall Hodgkinson
Thomas Hill and Randall Hodgkinson
Sunday, February 2
Thomas Hill, clarinet and
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
These two virtuosi have been collaborating for years--sharing their depth of experience and astute musicianship with audiences in New England and beyond. As a chamber player, Hill has performed, toured, and recorded extensively as a member of The Aeolian Chamber Players in New York, and, from 1983, with the much acclaimed Boston Chamber Music Society. Hill is also principal clarinetist of The Boston Philharmonic. Winner of the International American Music Competition, pianist Randall Hodgkinson has achieved great recognition. A longtime member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and the New England Conservatory faculty, he and his collaborator make their first LiveARTS appearance with works of Darius Milhaud, Malcolm Arnold, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, and Leonard Bernstein.
Boston Cello Quartet
Boston Cello Quartet
Sunday, March 2
Boston Cello Quartet

Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Andre Lecarme
This unique foursome from the cello section of Boston Symphony Orchestra--that's right, four cellists--has recently been wowing the Boston chamber music scene with original and winning arrangements of familiar and famous “pieces” of music. Their purpose is to use their virtuosic skills, joined with their collaborative creative curiosities, to explore the widest possible range of their instrument’s capabilities--through their innovative renditions of contemporary and classical music, jazz, the tango, even comic medleys. Come hear Blaise Déjardin (whose gift for transcription is itself worth the admission price), Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre Lecarme for a truly novel, refreshing and high-energy experience which is also a seriously musical inquiry into the cello’s range and versatility.  
Sunday, April 13
Janice Weber, piano
Janice Weber
Janice Weber
How fortunate the LiveARTS audience will be to hear in this eleventh season’s finale one of Boston's truly exceptional pianists, currently serving on the piano faculties of both MIT and the Boston Conservatory. A gifted summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Janice Weber has performed, to critical acclaim, at many of the world’s foremost venues, including the White House, Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the National Gallery of Art, and Boston's Symphony Hall. Inspired by the ocean’s deep blue, Weber has fashioned a compelling program that will feature a variety of “waterworks” or “Sea Pieces,” as she calls them. Come on in, the water’s fine! You may be surprised to learn this superb artist is also a celebrated novelist and screenwriter.
Tickets, available at the door, are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+), and $12 for youth (age 13-19). Music students (studying with teacher) join us for $7; children 12 and under are free. (No children under 6, please)
Four concerts for the price of three - save 25%!
Adult subscription: $54
Seniors (60+) and youth (13-19) subscriptions: $36
Music students (studying with a teacher) subscription: $20
To purchase a season subscription, make check payable to LiveARTS and mail to:
Rand Barthel, Treasurer
50 Asylum Street, Mendon, MA 01756
(Tickets will be held for you at the door, or you can also purchase at the door.)
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LiveARTS is supported in part by grants from the Franklin, Bellingham, and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are a non-profit, non-sectarian affiliate of the First Universalist Society in Franklin. All events are handicapped accessible.