Newton Baroque: Andrus Madsen

Second Church in Newton 60 Highland St., Newton, MA

Newton Baroque will present The Leipzig Candidates 1723 — Andrus Madsen on harpsichord playing works of Bach, Telemann, and Graupner. All three composers were candidates for the post of Thomas Cantor in Leipzig in 1723. Johann Sebastian Bach was appointed after the first two candidates declined!  Purchase tickets here. “Andrus Madsen … an active performer […]

Newton Piano Summit – Helen Sung – Creative Force for Progress

Second Church in Newton 60 Highland St., Newton, MA

Simply put, Helen Sung is the most innovative, jaw-dropping new artist on the planet we have heard in years. She melds influences from jazz, classical, and Latin into astounding expeditions into new territories. Her latest album Quartet+ is breathtaking with incredibly tasteful, surprising, and dramatic new workings of some jazz standards, and inspiring original material. Currently residing in New […]

Newton Piano Summit – Harold Charon – Explorations in Latin Music

Second Church in Newton 60 Highland St., Newton, MA

One of the things we try to do with the Summit is feature talent before they get Grammys, world attention, and command fees well above our current budgets, and yes this has happened! We poll past summit artists regularly to see who’s the new hot talent on the scene and this time Harold Charon’s name […]

Newton Piano Summit Andrus Madsen J.S.Bach The Goldberg Variations

Second Church in Newton 60 Highland St., Newton, MA

“The Goldberg Variations are among the most meaningful works J. S. Bach wrote for keyboard.” Josef Rheinberger, 1883 Newton’s own Andrus Madsen is well-known internationally in early music circles and performs on the organ, harpsichord clavichord and fortepiano. He is the founding director of Newton Baroque. Originally from Provo, Utah, Andrus received a Bachelor’s degree in organ […]