All NSM sponsored performances this season are FREE! This is made possible by our generous donors, and through support from the Cambridge Community Foundation and the Cambridge Arts Council.


Songs from the Forest

Trudi Van Slyck, piano
Lauren A. Cook, soprano
with Iris Winds

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3pm

NSM co-founder Trudi Van Slyck presents a recital featuring Schumann’s Forest Scenes, op. 82, and is joined by NSM Executive Director, Lauren A. Cook, singing a selection of art songs by Vaughan Williams, Walton, and Barber.

Iris Winds Family Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4pm

Emilia Salazar, flute
Izumi Sakamoto, oboe
Elise Tally, clarinet

Lauren A. Cook, soprano
Richey Tally, double bass

Join Iris Winds as they present a concert of chamber music for music lovers of all ages. Joined by special guests Lauren A. Cook and Richey Tally, the program will feature works by Aaron Copland, Malcom Arnold, Morton Gould, and more in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Bring snacks and your listening ears for a fun afternoon of music.


What does family-friendly mean exactly? It means that children of all ages are expected and welcome. Kids getting up and down, making noise (within reason), and generally being kids is totally ok. We will discuss what being a good audience member means, and try to begin introducing those ideas to kids. There will be chairs and tables with activities set up for small children, as well as seating options including floor pillows and regular chairs too.

Will this be kids music? No. We will be performing chamber music pieces from the classical music repertoire from the 20th century. All of the pieces are carefully selected to have interesting elements to all listeners. We will include talking points and interactive tools to help kids (and everyone) engage with the music.

Please contact if you have any additional questions!

Chiu-Villafranca Duo

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3pm

NSM Faculty Laura Villafranca and Ai-Ying Chiu present an all-American program for four hand piano. The recital will feature works by Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more!

Zefira Trio

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7pm


Olga Patramanska-Bell, violin
Ashima Scripp, cello
Eleanor Perrone, piano

Join us as the Zefira Trio presents a concert featuring Schubert’s Trio in Eb, D. 929.

Past Guest Artists:

Ari & Mia (2018)
Back to BACH Project (2019)
Bored of Health (2017)
Chiu-Villafranca Duo (2017)
Chelsea Basler, soprano (2017)
Evangelia Leontis, soprano (2017, 2018)
Brian Moll, piano (2017)
Margarita Nuller, piano (2016, 2017, 2018)
Joshua Peckins, violin (2018)
Stephen Porter, piano (2016)
Krista River, mezzo-soprano (2016)
Stephanie Scarcella, mezzo-soprano (2016)
Sergey Schepkin, piano (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Theater of Eternal Values (2018)
Rasa Vitkauskaite and Shizue Sano, duo piano (2016)