Music series

Westfield Athenaeum and MOSSO Announce Second of Three Chamber Music Concert Series

The Westfield Athenaeum continues its series of three chamber music concerts on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m., with the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, known as MOSSO, providing the music. A wind quintet of MOSSO musicians will be featured and Guy McLain, Executive Director of the Westfield Athenaeum, will give a pre-show talk at 6 p.m., which is free for ticket holders.

Ann Bobo, principal flute, and Nancy Dimock, principal oboe, will be joined by their colleagues Ian Greitzer, clarinetist, Ron Haroutunian, bassoonist and hornist Robert Marlatt, in a program which includes: the quintet in Bb by Franz Danzi, op. .56, No. 1; Hedwige Chrétien’s Wind Quintet; Darius Milhaud The Chimney of King René and Igor StravinskyThe Pulcinella Suite.

The MOSSO season at the Westfield Athenaeum opens March 10 with the Aryaloka Quartet, violinists Mark Latham and Beth Welty, violist Noralee Walker and cellist Sandi-Jo Malmon. William Grant Still’s Lyric String Quartet; String Quartet No. 1 Op.57 by Charles Ives “From the Salvation Army: A Revival Service”; Beethoven’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 #3; and an additional piece to be announced during the performance. The season will end with a concert on May 19, the lineup of which will be announced shortly.

Guy McLain, Executive Director of the Westfield Athenaeum, said: “We are thrilled to bring classical music back to downtown Westfield, and we are pleased that the musicians of MOSSO have chosen to partner with us to bring this kind of musical programming available.

Tickets for the concert, $20.00, must be purchased in advance at the Westfield Athenaeum during opening hours, or online at https://www.westath.org/. Spectators will be required to wear masks.

MOSSO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is not a subsidiary or affiliate of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Inc. MOSSO has been organized by the musicians this year to produce and perform concerts in Greater Springfield and Western Massachusetts, and to date have featured their musicians in pop-up concerts throughout the region, performances with local ensembles including the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival; a full orchestral performance with Maestro Kevin Rhodes at Symphony Hall in Springfield; and the recent series of chamber ensemble concerts at Longmeadow. For more information on MOSSO’s programs, visit MOSSO at SpringfieldSymphonyMusicians.comor find MOSSO on Facebook at Facebook.com/mossomusicians

The Westfield Athenaeum, located in downtown Westfield, serves as the cultural center for the city. In addition to an active public library, offering a range of information services, the Athenaeum has an art museum with regular exhibitions by regional artists and a history museum, documenting the history of Westfield and the surrounding area from 1669 to the present day. For more information on the Westfield Athenaeum: https://www.westath.org/