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A Spectacular Production Of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Come hear a spectacular production of Antonio Vivaldi’sGloria performed by Brookline High School Camerata and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Michael Driscoll. Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria has enjoyed universal appeal since it was discovered in the 1920s amongst some of the composer’s lost manuscripts, nearly two centuries after his death. The performance features a student orchestra along with professional baroque trumpeter, Bruce Hall. Solos will be sung by members of the choir.

Tickets are $5 (elementary students attend for free) and are available at the door.

For more information, please e-mail Mike Driscoll.


Chef Tim Maslow Named Culinary Cook-Off Champion

Tim Maslow

Tim Maslow

The New England Food Show hosted its first-annual culinary cook-off competition yesterday on the center stage of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. This three-day event is currently taking place (March 16-18, 2014) and is filled with 350+ exhibits, education sessions, culinary demos, networking and innovation for new ideas. The New England Food Show is in partnership with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

With 45 minutes on the clock, three distinguished, Greater Boston chefs took center stage of the New England Food Show yesterday to battle for the winning title of the competition. The participating chefs included Tim Maslow of Ribelle (Brookline, MA), Steve “Nookie” Postal of Commonwealth (Cambridge, MA) and Brendan Pelley of Zebra’s Bistro (Medfield, MA). Within the time frame, each chef needed to prepare three different dishes to “wow” the judging panel. For each dish, the competing chefs were given the same main ingredients that needed to be included in their dishes (scallops, beef and clams). In addition, each chef garnished his dishes with his own unique flavor with a variety of other ingredients.

Although the competition gathered many attendees to center stage, the three chefs stayed calm and collected throughout the entire competition. Jenny Johnson, of Dining Playbook, was the emcee for the event and gave the audience a play-by-play of what was going on up on the cook-off counter. Once the time buzzer went off, the three chefs presented their three dishes to the panel of judges. It was a tough decision to be made, but the victor of the first-annual New England Food Show culinary cook-off was Tim Maslow of Ribelle (Brookline, MA).

The New England Food Show would like to thank the three very-talented chefs who participated in this year’s event. The culinary cook-off sponsors included Costa Fruit & Produce Company, Paul W. Marks Co. Inc, TriMark and Steelite International. Tim Maslow not only took away the $500 cash prize, presented by Joe Piantedosi of Piantedosi Baking Company Inc, but also the title of winner of the first-annual New England Food Show culinary cook-off. Tim Maslow’s Ribelle was given a four-star rating by the Boston Globe and is located in Brookline, MA.

The New England Food Show will be wrapping up today, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Before the show floor closes at 3:00 p.m., the day will feature many show attractions such as exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, new products and exhibitor show specials.


2014 Brookline Bird Club Annual Meeting

Dr. Neil Hayward

Dr. Neil Hayward

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Social hour and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Geological Lecture Hall, Harvard University
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Guest speaker, Dr. Neil Hayward, will present:

“The Accidental Big Year”

In 2013, Dr. Neil Hayward was diagnosed with a Big Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel, taking him to the remote and mystical corners of this continent: Barrow, the Dry Tortugas, Newfoundland, and Adak. And a place they call New Jersey. By year’s end, he’d netted 750 bird species and set what may be a new ABA record. In this talk, Neil will take a Big Year and apply cutting-edge high pressure technology and condense it into a Big Hour. Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more!

*Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious.

Dr. Neil Hayward grew up near Oxford, England and has been hooked on birding since the age of 7. After earning a PhD in genetics from Cambridge University, he moved permanently to the US in 2005 to head up the US operations of the biotechnology company Abcam. He left in 2011 to pursue a consulting career as owner of Cambridge Blue Consulting. Neil is currently on the BBC Board of Directors and will also serve as the newly appointed field trip coordinator.

Social hour and light refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. Meeting and lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Members and guests are cordially invited. Admission is free. Parking is free at the 52 Oxford Street garage (opposite Everett Street). Tell the guard you are attending the BBC meeting.

Birder’s Exchange Program Donations: please bring your used binoculars and other birding equipment. For more information, go to Birder’s Exchange.


Longwood Dental Group Presents DFTH Event, Providing Free Dental Care

Dr. Berdj Kiladjian will host the free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) by providing free dental services to the first 60 people, hoping to serve 100.

The team of dental professionals at Longwood Dental Group will provide the first 60 adult patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. 10 operatories staffed with general dentists, specialists, hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals donating their time and resources will provide free dental care to as many patients in need as possible.

This DFTH event will donate thousands of dollars in free dental care to provide much needed relief for people in the community.

The media is invited to join the teams of volunteers, patients, and of course, Dr. Berdj Kiladjian on Saturday, April 5th to spread free smiles through Dentistry From The Heart.

Longwood Dental Group is located at 1842 Beacon Street, Brookline , MA 02445. Patients are asked to arrive early as the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Event registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and patients will be seen through 4:00 p.m. that day. Patients are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, to bring water, snacks, etc. as they may be outside waiting to be seen.

For more information visit, call Michelle Sotil at the foundation office at 727-849-2002 or e-mail

The smiles are on us!


About DFTH:

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart began with Dr. Vincent Monticciolo who wanted to give back to the community by providing aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 300 annual events worldwide and has provided more than 80,000 people with an estimated $9 million in free dental care services.

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need.

For more information, please visit:


Free Admission: Richard Strauss – Des Racines Et Des Ailes

Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano

Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano

Presented by musix:LX

We are pleased to invite you to The Parlor at the United Parish in Brookline, MA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy “Richard Strauss – des racines et des ailes”, performed by Claudia Galli, soprano & Grégory Moulin, piano. Their repertoire includes:

Robert Schumann:
“Sehnsucht” op. 51/1; “So lasst mich scheinen” op. 98a/9

Richard Strauss:
“Zueignung” op. 10/1; “Nichts” op. 10/2

Johannes Brahms:
“Die Mainacht” op. 43/2; “Junge Lieder I” op. 63/5

Richard Strauss:
“Die Nacht” op. 10/3; “Allerseelen” op. 10/8

Hugo Wolf:
“Anakreons Grab”; “Die Bekehrte”

Richard Strauss:
“Die Georgine” op. 10/8; “Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten” op. 19/4

Alexander Zemlinsky:
“Sonntag” op. 7/5; “Meeraugen” op. 7/3

Richard Strauss:
“Cäcilie” op. 27/2; “Ruhe, meine Seele” op. 27/1

Alban Berg:
“Die Nachtigall” (Sieben frühe Lieder N° 3); “Sommertage” (Sieben
frühe Lieder N° 7)

Richard Strauss:
“Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden” op. 68/2; “An die Nacht” op. 68/1

Claudia Galli and Grégory Moulin met in 2007 at the Paris National Opera, where they worked together for two years. Since that time, they have enjoyed a close artistic relationship and performed numerous recitals throughout Europe. The recital program for their Carnegie Hall debut and their 2014 Tour in the United States is centered around the works of composer Richard Strauss.


United Parish in Brookline
210 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 (Marion Street West Entrance)

Tel.: 617 277-6860
For additional information, please go to

About the artist

Claudia Galli

Soprano Claudia Galli was born in Luxembourg to an Italian father and a Portuguese mother. She started her vocal studies at the Conservatory in Esch-sur- Alzette (Luxembourg) with Mariette Kemmer. In 2007, she won a vocal scholarship of the Yamaha Foundation and in 2009 the Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux of the Opéra national de Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she was a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris, singing, among other roles, the Princess in Ravelʼs LʼEnfant et les sortileges, Carolina in Cimarosaʼs Il matrimonio segreto and Despina
in Mozartʼs Così fan tutte.

At the Opéra national de Paris, she was heard between 2008 and 2011 in Straussʼ Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Gustav Kuhn and Verdiʼs Rigoletto conducted by Daniel Oren; in addition she was a cover for Bruno Mantovaniʼs Akhmatova under Pascal Rophé.

In January 2011, Claudia Galli took on the role of Micaëla in Bizetʼs Carmen, performed under Claude Schnitzlerʼs direction at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz as well as the Opéra national de Lorraine.

During the 2012 season she is performing Clorinda in Rossiniʼs La Cenerentola and Sylviane in Lehárʼs Die lustige Witwe, both at the Opéra national de Paris.

The 2013 season brings her to the Aix en Provence Festival where she sings « The Princess » in « LʼEnfant et les Sortilèges », marking the first performance of a big tour through France and Belgium. In May 2013 she was heared at The Herblayʼs Theater where she performed Fatime in « Abu Hassan » by C. M. von Weber.

As a concert performer, Claudia Galli has appeared at the Palais Garnier, the French National Library, the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet in Paris, the Villa Médicis in Rome and at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris. She also sung several concerts and recitals in Luxembourg in 2013 at venues such as the Philharmonie and the Abbaye Neumünster.

Gregory Moulin

Originally from the Drôme region of France, Gregory Moulin began his early musical studies at the conservatory of Montélimar. Continuing at the conservatory of Valence, it was here he received his Diploma of Musical Sudies in Piano, Conducting and Chamber Music.

Aged 20, Grégory began specialized studies in Vocal Accompaniment and Chamber Music at the conservatory of Villeurbanne, under Didier Puntos.

In 2006, he joined the prestigious “Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra National de Paris” (Dir. Christian Schirm) as Pianist Coach and Conductor.

He also accompanied many singers at gala concerts in various distinguished concert venues, including “La Fenice” in Venice, “La Villa Medici” in Rome, “l’Auditorium du Louvre”, “l’Athénée Louis Jouvet”, “l’Opéra Comique” in Paris, “La Salle Molière” in Lyon, “l’Opéra de Toulon” and the “Opera de Lille”. During this time Grégory was also involved in many productions at the “Paris National Opera” as Pianist Coach as well as Assistant Conductor.

From October 2008 until June 2010 he completed his conducting studies under both Alexandre Myrat, Greek Conductor, student of Igor Markevitch and Jordi Mora, Spanish Conductor, himself student of Sergiù Celibidache. Since this time, Grégory has become a highly sought after vocal coach, both in recital and operatic field.

His conducting and coaching see him in demand at some of Europe’s leading opera houses and music festivals including the “Paris National Opera”, the “Bayerische Staatsoper” in Munich, the “Salzburg Festival”, the Madrid’s “Musica d’Hoy Festival” and the “MaerzMusik Festival” of Berlin.

His last engagement brought him to the Philharmonie of Luxembourg for a recital of German Lieder with Claudia Galli and the Aix en Provence Festival 2013, as assistant conductor on the world première of “The House Taken Over” by Vasco Mendonça.


Brookline Music School Faculty

Brookline Music School Faculty Concert

Join the Brookline Music School for their Faculty Concert “Flowers, Etiquette, and a Boat Race.” BMS Faculty member Elizabeth Chladil, a pianist, will be featured with Elizabeth Sterling, soprano. Together they will perform works by Milhaud, Argento, Bach, and Rossini.

This free concert will take place in Brookline Music School’s Bakalar Recital Hall on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The Bakalar Recital Hall is located at 25 Kennard Rd, Brookline, MA.

Featured photo of Elizabeth Chladil. Credit to the Brookline Music School.

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Brookline Senior Center Holiday Craft Fair

The Brookline Council on Aging invites you to attend our 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair.

Join the Brookline Council on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookline Senior Center.

Proceeds will benefit the programs and services provided by the Brookline Senior Center. Handmade crafts, holiday gift items, baked goods, raffles, children’s items, and white elephant will be for sale.

Special visit by the “Telephone Car” on November 9, 2013.

You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list at the Fair. Admission is free and the Senior Center is handicapped accessible.

For more information contact Julie Washburn at 617-730-2760, or go to the Brookline Senior Center’s website here. The Brookline Senior Center is located at 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446.


EPOCH November Events

Epoch Senior Living

Located at 615 Heath Street, EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place provides quality assisted living residences. This community is part of EPOCH Senior Living, a regional provider of senior living and health care options, which offers independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, memory care, hospice and home care, such as EPOCH Senior Living in Chestnut Hill.

Both EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place and EPOCH Senior Living at Chestnut Hill host a variety of events for members of their communities—check out a list of their November events below. Both communities are located at 615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill.

Oct. 17 – Nov. 15: EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place and EPOCH Senior Living of Chestnut Hill are sponsoring a canned food drive to help families in need this holiday season. Members of the community are welcome to drop off nonperishable food items in the main lobby of each community until Friday, November 15. All collected food items will be donated to a local food bank to help ease the stress of the holiday season.

Nov. 1: Rick Olsen, “The Man of a Thousand Songs,” will perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill on Friday, November 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Olsen’s extensive repertoire includes country ballads, Irish tunes, popular standards from the mid-twentieth century and more. All are welcome to attend this free show!

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Join EPOCH Assisted Living weekly for Connected Living discussion groups on Fridays at 1:30. Topics include: Days of Camelot (November 1); Veteran’s Day (November 8); the Baby Boom: A Generation Rises (November 15); Native Americans and the Colonies (November 22); and Stars of the Opera (November 29). Connected Living also provides computer training and support for seniors to help them stay in touch with loved ones.

Nov. 3: Violinist Amanda Roberts and pianist Jonathon Roberts, The Stardust Duo, will perform a classical concert at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place on Sunday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. This Duo performs a standard classical repertoire as well as a variety of other styles and genres. All are welcome to join this free show but an RSVP is requested.

Nov. 5: Local musician Rick Scalise will perform at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place’s classical piano recital on Tuesday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. Scalise teaches piano and guitar at Lexington Music School as well as performing locally. Entertaining since the age of ten, Scalise received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance and his master’s in composition from Boston University.

Nov. 8: Pianist Mark Tavenner will perform at Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill on November 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tavenner entertains audiences of all ages with ragtime, classical and traditional pop songs. He has been entertaining as a solo pianist since childhood. With his extensive experience and engaging performance style, Tavenner is an in-demand pianist in the Boston area. This show is free and open to the public.

Nov. 9: EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place welcomes Dan Kimmel, film critic, for a discussion on Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. This discussion, on the 1939 film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, is free and open to all, but space is limited. RSVP now!

Nov. 12: Singer and guitarist Bill Foley will perform on Tuesday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m. for EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston. Foley, an energetic singer and guitarist, frequently performs at EPOCH and has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. All are welcome to attend this free performance but space is limited.

Nov. 13, 26: EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place will host chair yoga with instructor Tina Walsh on Wednesday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. This class is meant to relieve stiffness, improve muscle tone, and reduce fatigue, so those who use a walker or wheelchair will benefit from this class as well as those who can walk without assistance. Walsh, a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher, has been teaching adaptive yoga for more than 10 years. All are welcome to attend, but space is limited, so RSVP soon.

Nov. 15: Local musician Bill Foley will perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill on Friday, November 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Foley, a singer and guitarist with more than 30 years’ experience, performs music from all periods and genres for social events and senior communities throughout New England. Performing classic standards, show tunes, country, spirituals and folk songs, Foley aims to evoke memories as well as entertain. All are welcome to this free show.

Nov. 22: EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill welcomes Ben Sears & Brad Conner, a due known for their unique blend of history and cabaret, on Friday, November 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ben & Brad are the producing directors of American Classics and the founding members of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists, an organization promoting awareness and performance of cabaret in the Boston area. This show is free and open to the public.

For more information on any of these events or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400 for EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place and 617-243-9990 for EPOCH Senior Living of Chestnut Hill.

Both communities are located at 615 Heath Street. To learn more about EPOCH, visit our blog at


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Brookline Panel On The New Jim Crow

Thursday, November 7, 2013, join the Brookline Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a panel discussion presented by MassOccupy and Brookline. This discussion will center around Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Co-sponsors of this event include the Brookline League of Women voters, the Brookline Public Library, Brookline PAX, and AFSC-N.E. Region.

The speakers on this panel will be Lois Ahrens, founder of The Real Cost of Prisons Project, Carl Williams, a racial justice attorney for ACLU of Massachusetts, and Chuck Turner, former representative of Roxbury, Fenway, and the South End on the Boston City Council.

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness challenges the idea that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” The book explores how, by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, forcing millions into a second-class position in society—even as it officially adheres to a principle of colorblindness.

Copies of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow will be available for purchase at the event, and will also be available through the Brookline Public Library and Brookline Booksmith.

Light refreshments will be served at this event. For more information, please go to the Brookline Public Library’s website here.


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Brookline Networking Event At Sports Club/La

On Thursday, November 7, join the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for their next after hours networking event in conjunction with the Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce at Sports Club/LA, located at 55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill.

Explore the facilities of Sports Club/La, while networking and enjoying a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, giveaways, and a three-day pass to Sports Club/LA’s fitness club.

Please RSVP to ensure your spot. This event is free for members of the Brookline Chamber, and $20 for nonmembers. If you are not a member yet, take advantage of the fall discount and get $50 off of your annual membership for a limited time only. You can also get free admission to this and other events.

Register for this event on the Brookline Chamber website here or by calling 617-739-1330.