Mahaiwe Events Calendar


London's National Theatre in HD: Julie - Saturday, September 29th at 2pm

Jurassic Park (1993) - Sunday, September 30th at 4pm

Chris Botti - Saturday, October 6th at 8pm

Close Encounters With Music: A Rossini Extravaganza!
Saturday, October 13th at 6pm


Public Tickets

Mahaiwe Member Tickets



$27.50 – $50.50

Mahaiwe Member Discounts do not apply for this performance.

The great Italian opera composer Gioachino Rossini left an everlasting impression on successive generations of composers and on the course of operas. We celebrate the 150th anniversary of his death with an evening illustrating the wide range of his majestic, charming, hilariously wicked and sparkling music—arias and duets from Tancredi, Stabat Mater, Adina, Cenerentola, his inimitable songs and selections from his brilliant piano music Péchés des vieillesse (Sins of Old Age) composed at the end of his life. The enchanting contralto Emily Marvosh (“silvery, lush voice”) is joined by soprano Sonja Tengblad ("crystalline tone and graceful musicality—Boston Globe) in a romp through vocal works, that will also include the glorious Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach, whose music Rossini championed. The eloquent pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv and soloist with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Prague Symphony and Zurich Tonhalle, presents some of the fiendishly challenging Péchés that reveal a portrait of a bon vivant composer who pushed humor, gastronomy—and technique—to their limits. A finishing flourish will be a performance of a string quartet written originally at the tender age of twelve! Bon Anniversaire, Maestro Rossini.

Emily Marvosh, contralto
Sonja Tengblad, soprano
Roman Rabinovich, piano

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