By Keith Powers
Cellist Jonathan Miller retired from the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2014, but his Boston Artists Ensemble—at 43 years, stretching back nearly as long as his BSO career—has kept going and is not looking back.
Concerts this weekend in both BAE homes—Salem’s Hamilton Hall, and Brookline’s St. Paul’s Church—continue the group’s resurgence from pandemic limitations. This weekend violinists Tatiana Dimitriades and Julianne Lee, along with violists Jessica Bodner and Rebecca Gitter, join Miller for two Mozarts quintets, and Haydn’s “Lark” quartet.
“In our January concerts we have a tradition of playing affirmative, gorgeous masterpieces,” Miller says, “music people love to hear. We also have a tradition of playing the Mozart string quintets, all very operatic. The mighty D major is a wonderful piece.”