2017-18 Concert Series

Join us for these exciting performances featuring faculty and special guests throughout the 2017-2018 Season!

Upcoming Concerts:

Sergey Schepkin, piano | Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7:30pm

Tickets $30. Please reserve tickets in advance by purchasing online or calling the NSM office at 617-492-8105. Limited tickets will be available at the door.


Master of the piano, Sergey Schepkin, returns to the New School of Music to perform a recital featuring the works of Schubert, Brahms, and Schumann.

Pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed worldwide, and made his Carnegie Hall recital début in 1993 (at Weill Recital Hall) to an enthusiastic reception from the audience and The New York Times. He has performed for the Celebrity Series of Boston; Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the LACMA and Maestro Chamber Series in Los Angeles; Londons Steinway Hall and Proms at St Judes; the National Concert Hall in Dublin; the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; the Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg; the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo; and the Kyoto Concert Hall, to name just a few places.

Schepkin’s vast repertoire includes solo, concerto, and chamber works written over the past four hundred years. He is a well-known interpreter of keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, and was hailed by The New York Times as a formidable Bach pianist . . . [who] plays . . . with the clarity of a harpsichordist and the passion and drama of a young Glenn Gould. For over twenty years, Schepkin has been embarked on a large-scale project that aims to record Bachs entire keyboard output on the modern piano while using historical performance practice as a source of knowledge and inspiration, and he has recorded such major works as The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, the Italian Concerto, the French Overture, the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, and the French Suites. His latest album, that of Bach Partitas, was released on the Steinway & Sons label in July 2016 to enthusiastic reviews and was featured as the CD of the Week by WGBH/WCRB (Boston Public Radio). His recordings of Schumann, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schnittke have also been warmly received.

Joshua Peckins, violin | Friday, May 11, 2018 | 8pm

Invitation to Bach and Ysaye
Violinist Joshua Peckins presents a lecture recital featuring solo violin music by Bach and Ysaye, with warm and personal stories about the composers and their music. 2017-2018 marks the third season of Invitation to Bach and Ysaye! This season features new repertoire: Bach’s glorious A Minor Sonata and Ysaye’s dazzling Second Sonata, with fresh stories and a new experience for audiences. For more information please visit Joshua’s website.

Past Concert Series Performers:

Ari & Mia (2018)
Bored of Health (2017)
Chiu-Villafranca Duo (2017)
Chelsea Basler, soprano (2017)
Evangelia Leontis, soprano (2017)
Brian Moll, piano (2017)
Stephen Porter, piano (2016)
Krista River, mezzo-soprano (2016)
Stephanie Scarcella, mezzo-soprano (2016)
Sergey Schepkin, piano (2015, 2016, 2017)
Rasa Vitkauskaite and Shizue Sano, duo piano (2016)