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Concerts at the Taylor House B&B
50 Burroughs Street
Boston (Jamiaca Plain), MA 02130
(617) 983-9334

$15 donation and elegant wine/dessert reception after.

Bus 39 from Copley Square stops at the end of our street. Green St Stop on the Orange Line is a 10 minute walk.

Please reserve your seats for each concert you are interested in. If you do not arrive before 7:25 then your seats may be given up to walk-ins.

 


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2015 Open Dates are posted below if you'd like to sign up.
We offer Friday evening house concerts twice a month and invite metropolitan Boston musicians in the genres of classical music and jazz to apply. Our music room seats about 45 people and features a 7' Yamaha grand piano. Musicians and listeners alike enjoy the intimacy of these gatherings, which are followed with a reception featuring desserts by our in-house chefs. The admission fee is $15, with most of that going to the musicians.

We also offer local visual artists the opportunity to display and sell their work here. Generally the pieces are on display for 1 to 2 months and an opening reception is staged for the artist and show. Inquiries for this program can be directed to Daryl Bichel as well by indicating you are a Visual Artist (see form at the bottom of this page).

March 13, Sam Ou and Chi-Chen Wu, Classical

Sam Ou, Cello and Chi-Chen Wu, piano
Praised for his "impassioned performance" (Boston Globe) and playing "with remarkable ease and clarity, while maintaining a graceful—if vociferous—line that fit well into the narrative" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), cellist Sam Ou enjoys an active musical life in the Greater Boston area.  A recipient of the Rosemary Scales Prize for best cello concerto performance at the Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, Ou has performed at several prestigious summer venues including Tanglewood, Sarasota, Musicorda, Santa Fe, and La Jolla music festivals.
Ou came to the United States from Taiwan at age 4, and began his cello studies at age 9.  He has been a pupil of several renowned cello teachers, including Gretchen Geber, Eleanore Schoenfeld, and Aldo Parisot.  After completing his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in New York from Columbia University and The Juilliard School in their double degree program, Ou moved to Boston to study with Laurence Lesser at NEC, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts.  His dissertation was entitled "In Felix's Footsteps: An Examination of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's Approach to Her Chamber Music."
     A faculty member and assistant string chairperson at NEC's Preparatory School, Ou also maintains a private teaching studio, and in the summer, he teaches in Belmont, MA at Music on the Hill, a chamber music program for young musicians.  During this past summer, he additionally taught at the Walnut Hill Music Festival in Natick, MA, Youth & Muse Music Festival at the Boston Conservatory, and Point Counterpoint in Leicester, VT.  In 2012, Mr. Ou released his first CD, With String & Pipe, in which he collaborated with organist Harry Lyn Huff.  He was also featured in Larry Bell's CDs entitled In a Garden of Dreamers, where he collaborated with recorder player Aldo Abreu and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa.  For more information, please visit his website at samweiou.weebly.com.

Pianist Chi-Chen Wu has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, the Mayfest Chamber Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival among others. Her concerts have been broadcast on NPR-WVIA's Simply Grand Concert Series and NPR-From The Top in Boston. Musicians and conductors with whom she has concertized include Karl-Heinz Steffens, Jonathan McPhee, members of the Julliard String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and members of the Boston Symphony as well as New York Philharmonic orchestras.
      A native of Taiwan, Wu came to the United States in 1999 for graduate study and received two master's degrees, piano performance and collaborative piano, and a doctorate from New England Conservatory, where her teachers have included Jacob Maxin, Irma Vallecillo, John Moriarty, Kayo Iwama, John Greer and Vivian Weilerstein. She has also worked with Thomas Quasthoff, Martin Katz, Kim Kashkashian, Lawrence Lesser, and Gabriel Chodos. Immediately upon her graduation from NEC with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance, she was appointed Assistant Professor at National Taiwan Normal University, an institution with the highest ranked music department in the country.  In addition to her teaching duties at NTNU, she also served as coordinator of collaborative piano study and developed the graduate program's curriculum.
     Wu has recorded Haydn Lieder on a replica of Walter fortepiano with soprano Andrea Folan for Musica Omnia label, and her recording of the complete Schumann sonatas for violin and piano with Nicholas DiEugenio is currently in post-production. Her duo recital with DiEugenio and discussion on piano collaboration are featured on DVD Performing the Score released in 2011.
     Wu currently serves full-time on the faculty of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania where she teaches solo piano, collaborative piano, piano literature and music history survey. Her recital highlights of 2012 include a piano recital in Chicago and a chamber concert at Eastman School of Music with Roger Tapping, former violist of Takács String Quartet.

 

Performer Schedule Up Next
In the late fall/winter we plan our series for the upcoming calendar year, with concerts held every month. 
All events are held on Fridays at 7:30pm.
The 2015 dates are listed below.
Singers and instrumentalists are invited to apply and should fill in the form below which goes to Daryl Bichel.  Private Recital space is also available for a fee.  Jazz (J)  Classical(C)

  • February 20, 
       Yulia Museyelyan Trio (J)
  • March 13,
       Sam Ou, cello and 
       Chi-Chen Wu, piano (C)
  • March 27, David Scott and
         Mark Shilansky (J)
  • April 10 ,
       Earth Sound (J)
  • April 24, 
      Austin McMahon Trio (J)
  • May 8,
       Duo Davvero (C)
  • May 22,
       Ben Schwendener (J)
  • June 5, 
       Ponticelli Trio (C)
  • June 19,
       April Hall (J)

2015 Visual Arts Schedule 

  • Feb - Mar:  Open
  • Apr - May:  Open
  • Jun - Jul:   Open
  • Aug - Sep:  Open
  • Oct - Nov :  Open
  • July 10, Hermann Hudde (C)
  • July 24, Open
  • August 14, Steve Wark (J)
  • August 28,
          The Meiningen Trio (C)
  • September 11,
       Emergence Quartet (C)
  • September 25, 
       Man on Land (J)
  • October 9, 
       John Funkhauser (J)
  • October 23, 
       Josh Rosen and
       Stan Strickland (J)
  • November 6, Roving Soul (J)
  • November 20, Alicia Mielke and 
        Christina Wright-Ivanova (C)
  • December 4, Open


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Absolutely loved staying at the Taylor House. Fully restored to it's original beauty with all the modern upgrades. No doubt every detail was attended to in the design of this place. The art through out is stunning and engaging. The breakfast was exceptional (right out of the oven egg and vegetable casserole, crumb cake, fresh seasonal fruits and high quality coffee). The best part was that I slept like a baby on a very comfortable bed. Tucked away on a quiet side street and near to all, I almost forgot I was in a city. I highly recommend the Taylor House and look forward to staying there again during future visits to Boston.



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