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Concerts at the Taylor House B&B
50 Burroughs Street
Boston (Jamiaca Plain), MA 02130
(617) 312-5603

$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 Concerts Posted Below.  (June 5 Concert was cancelled)
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).

August 28, Fri, 7:30 The Meiningen Trio

Jonathan Cohler, clarinet, jonathancohler.com
Sebastian Bäverstam, cello, sebastianbaverstam.com
Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano, rasavitkauskaite.com

Jonathan Cohler
is recognized throughout the world as "an absolute master of the clarinet" (International Clarinet Association's Clarinet Magazine). Through his performances around the world and on record, he has thrilled an ever widening audience with his incredible musicianship and total technical command. His technical feats have been hailed as "superhuman" and Fanfare Magazine has placed him in the pantheon of legendary musicians: "one thinks of Dinu Lipatti."

A highly acclaimed recording artist, his recordings have received numerous accolades and awards including nomination for the INDIE Award, the Outstanding Recording mark of the American Record Guide, BBC Music Magazine's Best CDs of The Year selection, and top ratings from magazines, radio stations, and record guides worldwide including Penguin Guide, BBC Music Magazine, MusicWeb International, and Listener Magazine, which wrote, "Cohler possesses such musical integrity and taste that everything he touches seems like the last word". Gramophone lauded Mr. Cohler's expression of "the poetry that lesser artists miss."

Not many three-year-olds would ask their Moms for a cello, but Sebastian Bäverstam did, one day from the back seat of the family car. It was shortly after his first encounter with the instrument, at a church concert in his hometown of Newton, MA. "I remember being very young and very excited by the cello. That has never really changed," he said in a recent telephone interview.

Bäverstam took first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition in 2006, and several months later performed the Shostakovich First Concerto with the BSO in Symphony Hall. A year later he began studies at the New England Conservatory of Music under renowned cellist Paul Katz, whom, he says, was "the right teacher at the right time," because he connected the young Sebastian to the realities of professionalism. "He didn't let me get away with making up my own technique, anymore" laughs Bäverstam. The young cellist is still finishing his undergraduate degree at NEC, having had to take time off in the last several years to play concerts. His first year there, he was called upon to substitute for Lynn Harrell with the Cape Cod Symphony on six hours notice. His performance of the Schumann Concerto was praised in the press for its "insightful musicianship and poetic feeling."

Bäverstam's cello, an 1812 Fiori, was a gift from his grandfather. "He loved music passionately. His mother was a very talented pianist but was discouraged from performing in public. He wanted me to have this instrument and gave it to me before he died." Bäverstam bought his bow with the $2,000 he made playing for a Bose commercial.

Rasa Vitkauskaite has won top prizes at numerous prestigious international piano competitions including First Prizes at the Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris), Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes (Belgium), the competition in Taurisano (Italy), and the Mendelssohn Cup (Italy). In 2007, Rasa won a Kathryn Wasserman Davis $10,000 grant that supported her tour promoting peace in Israel. In 2012, she was awarded the Westmont Fellowship at the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California.

2014 marked the release of her debut solo CD Reflections published by Ongaku Records. Rasa has performed as soloist with the Kaunas, Latvian, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestras, I Solisti di Perugia and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Her most recent concert engagements include performances at festivals in China, South Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and the United States.
Rasa performs regularly with world-renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler. The duo recorded two CDs - Rhapsodie Française, Romanza and American Tribute. She is also the pianist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Rasa is a faculty member at the Concord Conservatory.

Rasa studied at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in Lithuania. She then won a scholarship to study at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy. Subsequently, she studied at The Boston Conservatory, where she twice won the H. Wilfred Churchill piano scholarship competition, and completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Her teachers include Jūratė Karosaitė, Mūza Rubackytė, Alberto Miodini, Michael Lewin and Randall Hodgkinson.





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 22,
       Ben Schwendener
  • OPEN
  • 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, 
         Brian De Lorenzo Celebrates 
         Sinatra at 100
  • August 14, Steve Wark (J)
  • August 21, Classical
         Simon Dyer, bass-baritone
         Lindsay Albert, piano
  • 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,
        Keun Young Sun, piano  (C)
        Liz Melisa Trinida, flute


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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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