Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble

Mechanics Hall presents

Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble

Fri · August 10, 2018

Doors: 6:15 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

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Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble presents refreshing interpretations for chamber repertoire in their program: Delicious Delirium. Voice, strings, and winds join to delight the listener with polyphonic pleasures. The Great Hall intimately connects perfect acoustics with their heartwarming music.

Steele Musicale
Steele Musicale
Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble (SMCE) is a guild of passionate musicians, performing a wide range of repertoire with an emphasis on the nuances and emotions in the music performed. Now celebrating five years, it was the music of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi that brought local musicians together originally. Over the years, they have performed at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, local libraries, the Lions Club, a homeless shelter, a yoga center. Earlier this year they appeared with acclaim at the Worcester Art Museum in a program entitled “Flights of Fancy” to accompany the museum’s “Flora in Winter” exhibition, with music of Handel and Telemann.

SMCE has featured living composers to premiere several of their works. With close ties to the estate of the late composer Alan Hovhaness, they premiered the unpublished work Sextet for Recorder, Harpsichord and String Quartet. Additionally they have premiered vocal works by Frederic Sharaf, and piano works of David Stern. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, was paired with a Concerto Capriccioso of living composer R.A. Moulds,
which was commissioned 20 years ago and had never been played since.

Employing the common denominator between well-known Baroque and modern composers, Seele pesonifies stories in music in colorful ways. In Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Dolorosa, Seele became the “grief” of Mother Mary, not merely “telling the story” of her grief. With the music of R.A. Moulds, the group became the country dance, and with Telemann, they added tambourine and vividly “danced” the Polish dance within the piece. For the ensemble, Music is the magic—the musicians seek that infinite magic that connects the musical creations of composers present and past to the yearning ears of today’s audience.

Individually, they are music teachers, engineers, music directors, writers, audio engineers, music students, orchestra members, but above all they connect with their musical spirits distilling the wonderment of music to grateful ears wherever they perform.
Venue Information:
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608