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Weekend Concert Series

Tessa Lark, violin

Amy Yang, Piano

Sunday, October 17, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in G major, Op. 30 no. 3 (1802)
Cesar Franck, Sonata for Violin in A (1886)
Maurice Ravel, Tzigane (1924)
John Lewis, Django (1954)
John Corigliano, STOMP (2010)
Michael Torke, Spoon Bread (2016)
Tessa Lark, Jig and Pop (2021) Boston premiere

Violinist Tessa Lark can play anything. In this wide-ranging recital, she will show three distinct sides of her musical life. Anchoring her program will be two landmarks from each end of the 19th century, Beethoven’s exuberant 1802 sonata, and the achingly romantic work Franck wrote as a wedding present for Belgian virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe eight decades later.

Highlighting two additional musical traditions that Tessa cherishes will be two musical portraits of Roma musicians—by Ravel and John Lewis (founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet)—and three works that celebrate the bluegrass fiddling of her home state of Kentucky, including the premiere of her own new piece.



    Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Choose from two seating sections. 


    Adults $45, seniors $40, members $35, students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).


    Adults $40, seniors $35, members $30,students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).


    • Online: Click the TICKETS button
    • By phone: Call the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday until 6 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY

    For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee the availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances.


    • Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level.
    • To request accessible or wheelchair seating please call the box office at 617 278 5156.
    • Seating begins 45 minutes before performance time. Once the performance begins, seating is not guaranteed.
    • No refunds or exchanges will be made.
    • Programs are subject to change.

    This concert is made possible by the generous support of the Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Fund.

    Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Peter Weston Coogan Memorial Concert; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.