Event Date/Time: April 13, 7-9pm


An Evening with the Aryaloka String Quartet | A Fundraising Concert

Back for another concert at Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center, the Aryaloka String Quartet will perform a concert entitled “What makes music Jewish?” We will take this musical journey through the lens of compositions written for the string quartet. You will hear a wide variety of styles and emotions: the young passion of the French composer Milhaud, the enigmatic and reflective minimalism of Philip Glass, the often wild expressionism of the Polish-Russian Weinberg, a gentle jazzy lullaby of George Gershwin, and the distinctive voices of Aaron Copland and Ernest Bloch. Come feast your ears with these rarely performed works, and in doing so support the Aryaloka Retreat Center! Doors open at 6pm for refreshments; there will be refreshments and a chance to meet the musicians after the show as well.

The Aryaloka String Quartet of Boston was formed in the mid-2000’s by long-time colleagues and friends Beth Welty and Mark Latham, violins; Noralee Walker, viola, and Sandi-Jo Malmon, cello. They are dedicated to bringing the communal experience of chamber music to the wider world, in both smaller, unexpected venues as well as traditional concert halls. Their name comes from the Sanskrit word that means “in the abode of the noble ones.” They are honored to dwell in this virtual space – transmitting the works of great composers to their audiences. They especially enjoy crafting programs of classic string quartet literature while championing lesser-known, neglected, or forgotten composers. Click here to visit the Aryaloka String Quartet website.

This is a fundraising concert to support ongoing projects at Aryaloka. Though tickets are a $15 minimum, any donations beyond that will be greatly appreciated!

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You may also register by calling 603-659-5456, by mail, or in person at the center.

Led by: Dh. Sravaniya
Times: April 13, 7-9pm, Doors at 6pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Tickets: $15 minimum
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.