First Universalist Society in Franklin



LiveARTS brings outstanding classical musicians from New England and beyond to perform at our Franklin Universalist Society meetinghouse, to the delight of our congregation and visitors.

A nonprofit performing arts organization in Franklin, LiveARTS was formed to enrich the cultural life of our region of the Boston metropolitan area. Visitors simply love hearing quality chamber music in this intimate setting. For the 2015-2016 season, they list four diverse and exciting classical music performances!

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Sunday, Feb. 21st, 3:30 p.m., in our meetinghouse:

 Cynthia Raim

LiveARTS presents pianist Cynthia Raim. One of Rudolf Serkin’s most gifted students, early on Raim received worldwide acclaim as the winner of the coveted musicians’ musician’s Clara Haskil medal. Of more immediate interest to us, arising from her early career, is another win: the International Bach Competition.

This year, Cynthia Raim comes back to LiveARTS–and back to Bach. LiveARTS is privileged to announce that it will present one of the first-place winners of the International Bach Competition in the rarely performed Goldberg Variations, perhaps universally acknowledged as Johann Sebastian Bach’s noblest composition for keyboard.

This performance is simply not to be missed! Tickets, available at the door, are $20 (general admission), $15 (seniors 60+), $10 (music students), and free for children aged 6-12. (Please no children under 6.)

***FUSF members will receive half-off price admission. Contact Rand or Carolyn Barthel.

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2015-2016 Season

Linda Bento-Rei, flute and and Vytas Baksys, piano,  September 27, 2015

LiveARTS String Quartet, November 15, 2015

Cynthia Raim, piano, February 21, 2016

Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello and Adam Golka, piano, April 24, 2016

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