Sudbury Third-Grader Anna Haberman to Perform in 19th Annual Family Concert
The youth percussion ensemble Marimba Magic® joins Boston Musica Viva (BMV), Boston’s first professional contemporary chamber music ensemble, for BMV’s 19th
annual Family Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Tsai Performance Center in Boston.
Among those performing is Sudbury third-grader Anna Haberman, a student at Loring Elementary School.
This all-ages introduction to contemporary classical music includes a world premiere musical version of Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare by Patrick Greene, and Michael
Gandolfi’s The Piper’s Tale. Both pieces will be narrated by New England Cable News anchor Steve Aveson.
“Boston Musica Viva has played a vital role in creating and promoting new music for listeners of all ages,” says Richard Pittman, BMV Music Director. “The young artists who have performed with us find it to be an extremely rewarding experience, and their involvement makes the concert
more accessible and exciting for their peers in the audience.”
Since its founding in 1969, BMV has commissioned 18 new works for families, partnering with young artist groups such as Marimba Magic®, Northeast Youth Ballet, and the PALS Children’s Chorus.
The Marimba Magic® Ensemble, a program of The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, is led by director Sarah Tenney. This talented group of students in grades two through 12 has performed for Classical New England’s Classical Cartoon Festival; the International Piano
Conference in Budapest, Hungary; and various music pedagogy conferences nationally. The Family Concert will be Marimba Magic’s fourth collaboration with Boston Musica Viva on a newly-commissioned work.