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Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra is a collection of multi-talented and accomplished chamber musicians. They return to the Festival with a supergroup of talents.
Violinist Julia Cash serves as the concertmaster of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and has held principal positions with Opera Boston and collaborates with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Ballet. Cash’s international work includes being guest concertmaster with the Orchestra of the European Uni0n. She teaches at the New England Conservatory, Boston Latin School, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Her festival appearances include Academia Musicale Chigiana and Tanglewood, where she won The National Music Clubs Award.

Steven Laven, Principal Cellist with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. He is an adjunct instructor at Rhode Island College community and performs with the faculty’s Proteus String Quartet. Laven’s past includes prestigious roles with the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and Omaha Symphony Orchestras, underpinned by his education from the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music.

Violinist Jeff Pearson, with a Master’s from New England Conservatory and a dual degree in math and music from Williams College, performs with the Boston Philharmonic and coaches at NEC’s preparatory school. Pearson is the winner of the Berkshire Symphony Competition.
Violinist Yeolim Nam, born in Seoul, is an accomplished chamber musician and veteran of chamber music festivals. She has performed with multiple orchestras, including the Boston Philharmonic and the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine.

Russian-born Liana Zaretsky, educated across top music schools, holds the Principal second violin position with the Portland Symphony. She performs with leading orchestras and teaches at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Rivers School.


This performance is just one part of the:

🎶 9th Annual Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts 🎶
May 17-19, 2024

Brought to you by Newton Community Pride. All festival performances are free, accessible, and open to all!


May 18
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Allen Center
35 Webster Street
Newton, MA United States
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