The Summer Concert Series is a central pillar in the platform of musical art and community outreach which is at the heart of our mission. Over the 33 years since our first season, MEE has been making music affordable, available and accessible in our North Shore community. We believe live music forges community by opening our minds and hearts in the shared experience of playing and listening. The Summer Concert Series brings together high musical art and engaged audience participation. We welcome you, returning friend or new listener, to Music at Eden’s Edge.
We are pleased to welcome last year’s Emerging Artist at the Edge, cellist Jacques Wood, as our newest ensemble member. He joins MEE ensemble members in June as we present the Jean Cras String Trio, a rare French impressionist work of great beauty, framed by beloved string trios of Beethoven and Taneiev. July brings Solar Winds, French woodwind quintets by one of Boston’s most respected chamber ensembles. Mezzo Soprano D’Anna Fortunato returns in August with MEE ensemble members for Treble Treasures, an eclectic mix of music with something for everyone, from seriously lyric to ridiculously funny. Brilliant harpsichordist France Fitch returns in September with MEE’s Baroque ensemble for September in Venice, a Golden Age tour of Italian Baroque chamber music. No matter how many concerts we play, there is always more great music, more to be experienced, learned and shared.
Music at Eden’s Edge participates in the Essex River Cultural District by bringing two performances to the historic First Universalist Church of Essex. We also return to our favorite venues: the home of John Archer in Danvers, the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody Center, and of course, the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester. The Senior /Family Series returns to the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church of Danvers.
To our loyal audiences — welcome back to your seat in the ensemble! Your part in the musical conversation with MEE is the one we have been awaiting to make the concerts happen. If you are new to MEE, we invite you to learn more about us, sit back and enjoy the concert. There is place for everyone.MEE, performing since 1982, is proud to be a long-term part of the North Shore’s culturally rich landscape. Thank you for choosing MEE for your evening’s pleasure. Let the concert begin!
Maria Benotti Artistic Director, Music at Eden’s Edge
Bringing Chamber Music into the Community
Music in Our Community is what we call MEE's initiative to make music available, affordable and accessible, and people have let us know how deeply MEE has touched their lives. MEE is committed to making music that matters and integrating it into the tapestry of our community life. Our mission includes outreach programs that bring live chamber music into the community. Our outreach programming is year-round and includes the Youth Chamber Concerts in public schools, free Senior/Family Series and the Peabody Institute Close Encounters with Music series. Click here to learn more.
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