Celebrating the magic of great chamber music
For the past 42 years, The Boston Artists Ensemble has built a loyal following by providing intimate, deeply moving musical experiences to audiences throughout the Boston area. Established in 1980 by Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Jonathan Miller, the BAE invites the world’s most distinguished chamber musicians to our home communities, presenting five concerts each season in beautiful in historic Hamilton Hall in Salem and now in beautiful St. Paul’s Church in Brookline.
Our programs comprise a mix of great masterpieces, hidden gems, and new classics-to-be. Performances of rare classic works have included the American premiere of a Sonatina for Glass Harmonica and Strings by C. P. E. Bach. We actively seek to introduce audiences to engaging compositions of our time, regularly premiering new works by composers including Gabriela Lena Frank, Judith Weir, Scott Wheeler, Matthew Aucoin, Sonia Possetti, Nicholas Underhill, and Robert Livingston Aldridge. In addition, we pursue special projects designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the music we love, including a Harvard Musical Association grant to present South Of The Rio Grande, a bilingual concert at the Boston Public Library featuring music of South American composers.
For our performances, the BAE calls on distinguished artists who share an intense devotion to chamber music, a profound insight into its meaning and the exquisite technique required to reveal it to the audience. Many of them are members of the internationally renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. Others have had years of experience performing chamber music with famous ensembles and are winners of prestigious international competitions. Whatever their previous performing experience, we bring these artists right where you live.
The warmth, beauty and intimacy of the BAE’s performance spaces encourage conversation and camaraderie among audience members and between the audience and the musicians. Ample parking is always available at both venues. Come, enjoy the experience, and join the conversation.