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13 apr 2015/csb

Ellingwood Chapel, in Nahant (unless otherwise noted)
or call Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007

Ellingwood Chapel

Photo by: Megan Demit, Nahant Historical Society collections

Friends of NHS
Ellingwood Concert Series

We need the support of our friends.
Become an ECC friend and Join the
Friends of the Ellingwood Series

Admissions alone do not cover the full costs of our concerts. So please, be a Friend for $100, Player for $250, or best of all, an Angel for $500!

Friends of Ellingwood
Special Instructions
  • Friend $100 (2 complimentary tickets)
  • Player $250 (5 complimentary tickets)
  • Angel $500 (10 complimentary tickets)

“Friends” of the Ellingwood Concert Series will enjoy the satisfaction of sharing this music with the community, while supporting the ongoing restoration of the Chapel, and sponsoring special outreach concerts. Friends will be recognized on the program and with special events. Because so many of you support us, we are able to keep the the series going. Thank you!

If you don’t wish to pay online, you can download a printable donation form (pdf)
Please fill out the downloadable form
and make your check payable to: Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series and mail to:
the Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series
41 Valley Road, Nahant MA 01908
If you work for a company with a matching gift program,
please forward its matching gift form with your contribution.
For more information on the series,
please contact Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007
or email

Ellingwood Chapel

A note from Series organizer Jim Walsh:
The Ellingwood Chapel Concert Series is pleased to announce its Spring series of three concerts, one each in March, April and May. There will be an interlude in our schedule during which The Nahant Music Festival, founded by Nahanter Don Wilkinson will fill the month of June with music and song. This will be followed by a Fall series of Ellingwood Chapel Concerts to be announced.
The Spring concerts will feature the familiar faces of musicians of international stature in the midst of their careers, the return by young musicians who got their start here in Nahant a couple of years ago and have made music all over the world since and, finally, for the first time, a chamber orchestra of extraordinary talent, recently artist in residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will perform music from many traditions over the centuries.

Check back often for schedule updates!

Friday April 17, 2015

A Nahant Fandango
7:30 p.m., The Nahant Village Church
A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Music of Hindemith, Boccherini, Mozart and others

This ensemble, made up of some 18 musicians centered in Jamaica Plain, became a YouTube sensation for their dramatic and youthful exuberance and were awarded resident artist status at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Nahant Fandango, Apr. 17, 2015

The Nahant Historical Society has a special offer for Nahant students for this performance. A free ticket is available for a student if accompanied by a paying adult.

A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. According to The New York Times, the self-conducted orchestra “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.
A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit group of young professional musicians. The 18 Criers are proud to call Boston home, and maintain strong roots in the city, rehearsing at their storefront music center in Jamaica Plain and fulfilling the role of Chamber Orchestra in Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
A Far Cry&srquo;s omnivorous approach has led the group to collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jake Shimabukuro, Urbanity Dance, and Roomful of Teeth. By expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced, A Far Cry&srquo;s has been embraced throughout the world with hundreds of performances coast to coast and across the globe, and a powerful presence on the internet. Recently nominated for a Grammy® Award, their latest CD was listed as one of the top ten for 2014 by noted New Yorker critic, Alex Ross.

For a look at these attractive young musicians, go to their homepage

Ellingwood Chapel

image courtesy of A Far Cry

Friday May 1, 2015

Intimate Sonatas
8 PM, The Ellingwood Chapel

Egle Jarkova, violin
Rui Urayama, piano
Sonatas by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others
Two thirds of the Jamur Trio, Egle Jarkova and Rui Urayama will return for an intimate evening of works for piano and violin. This is music perfect for the acoustics of the Ellingwood Chapel. Both Ms. Jarkova and Ms. Urayama performed at the Ellingwood Chapel in 2012 while students at the Boston Conservatory. Since then they have played throughout Europe and Japan, with Ms. Urayama winning major piano competitions in Japan and becoming a pianist to watch in her native Japan while Ms. Jarkova has created festivals in Vilnius, Lithuania.