Crossroads is a special program full of profound, highly personal and expressive pieces, music well-suited to Michael Arnowitt’s style. The centerpiece of the program is a piano transcription of the first movement of Mahler’s celebrated Ninth Symphony, universally recognized as one of the greatest symphony movements of all time, expressing Mahler’s feelings on the earth, nature, and death. Highlights of the program include the recent pieces Ischia Island and Sonata “quasi una fantasia” by the Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva, whose emotionally moving and deeply spiritual music Michael Arnowitt greatly admires and is trying to raise appreciation of in Canada and the United States. Also featured is a set of the wonderfully creative piano pieces of the early 20th century composer Arthur Lourié, whose forgotten music has only just been receiving attention from performers in the last few years. The program is rounded out with shorter pieces by Bach, Schoenberg, and Debussy.
When: Doors open at 6:30 PM (ET), program begins at 7:00 PM (ET).
Where: Beacon Hill Friends House, 8 Chestnut St. Boston, MA 02108 (In our Parlor - no ground-level access).
How to get to BHFH: Parking in downtown Boston is limited! Parking passes to the Boston Common Garage can be purchased for $9 at the event. If possible, take the T (Red line to Park Street or Charles MGH; Orange line to Downtown Crossing; or Green line to Park Street) and walk to the Friends House.
Cost: $35 per person
Covid policies: All on-site attendees are required to be up-to-date with vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask while inside. We ask for proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Masks will be available for those who forget them. We ask that you stay at home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (or other related illnesses) on the day of the event.
About Beacon Hill Friends House
Beacon Hill Friends House is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization that operates a 20-person community residence, overnight guest accommodations, meeting and event space, and public educational programming in a large historic house in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The Friends House exists to provide opportunities for personal growth, spiritual deepening, and leadership development, drawing inspiration and guidance from the values, principles, and practices of the Religious Society of Friends.