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Classical Chamber Music Concerts in Downtown Springfield

Très Classique is a project bringing live classical music to the  Apremont Triangle neighborhood of Downtown Springfield. We want to make classical music accessible and available to the neighborhood.


 

Monthly events held at Kimball Towers

140 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Third Wednesdays March-December 2019, 5:30pm-6:30pm

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 All concerts are open to the public and  free of charge. Each concert will be held as a musical gathering. Guests can mingle, watch the musicians play, and enjoy wine and cheese.


Tres Classique musicians are available for bookings at events, concerts, and parties.  Please inquire using our contact form and we will be happy to respond to your request. 

Music Events Schedule

What to expect: These are regularly scheduled classical music gatherings on the third Wednesday of the month in 2019. Wine & cheese will be provided -- you can mingle with friends, or sit and watch the musicians. All events are free and open to the public. 

10/16/2019

Composer Timothy Ballan World Premieres with Très Classique

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Event Details

10/16/2019

Composer Timothy Ballan World Premieres with Très Classique

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

11/16/2019

French Classical and "Art Song" Music with Très Classique

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Event Details

11/16/2019

French Classical and "Art Song" Music with Très Classique

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

12/18/2019

Sacred European Holiday Music with Très Classique - AQCA Holiday party 6:30pm open to the public

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Event Details

12/18/2019

Sacred European Holiday Music with Très Classique - AQCA Holiday party 6:30pm open to the public

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Kimball Towers, 140 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Meet The Artists & Staff

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Karoun Charkoudian, Flute

Karoun has been playing the flute for 30 years. She minored in music at the Peabody Conservatory, while attending Johns Hopkins University. She attended Interlochen music camp, played with the New England Conservatory Extension Division, All Districts, & All State. She won the Newton North High School Concerto Competition.


She currently volunteers as the flute coach with the Community Music School Youth Wind Ensemble. She's been living in Springfield for 10 years, and she owns Spruced, Inc. a media and design business.

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Timothy Ballan, Composer, Piano

  Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Timothy Ballan is a writer, composer, pianist, and music teacher who has been active in his fields since the age of seventeen. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Certificate of Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University, and national certification in piano pedagogy from the Music Teachers National Association.

As a writer, Timothy mostly writes plotless stories, atmospheric vignettes, poems, and non-pretentious philosophy. As a composer, Timothy mostly writes accessible art music both for film and concert. In his compositions, Timothy is mostly influenced by Western and non-Western folk music, melodic cinematic music, and minimalism.  The scale of his nearly one hundred works ranges from solo to symphonic.

As a performer, Timothy most often performs improvisations on piano and various non-Western woodwind and percussion. And, as a teacher, Timothy teaches private piano lessons and leads music programs in schools and youth centers in and around Springfield.

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Isabel Marcheselli, Mezzo-Soprano

 Born in New York, Isabel Marcheselli is a singer whose music has been loved by many.  She first studied voice at Columbia Teachers College with Edel Sanders and, later, studied the vocal works of Debussy under Jan Douglas at Hunter College. Having first started her music career as a back-up singer for a veteran rock band, Isabel, over the years, has gone on to perform a wide variety of music, including original songs, on many public stages.  Listeners have admired Isabel's vocal range and timbre for musical styles from folk to smooth jazz to classical song.  She is currently a cantor and musician for the Archdiocese of Springfield.

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Norma Wanegar, Cello

 Norma started music lessons on the piano at age 5. At the age of 11, she began lessons on the violin and violin was her primary instrument until she was in her 30s. She played in school orchestras, the Springfield Youth Symphony, the Greenwood and the New England Music Camps, her college orchestra and a community orchestra. 


During her hiatus from active playing, she raised and educated her daughters and worked as a computer specialist for IBM and insurance companies. During her late fifties, after completing a master’s degree, she satisfied her lifelong passion for playing the cello. After lessons with Boris Kogan, a Russian cellist from St. Petersburg, Russia, she graduated into playing with chamber groups, professional orchestras --- the Venice and Charlotte Symphonies --- and community orchestras including the Sarasota Pops, the Northport Orchestra, the Old Post Road Orchestra in Massachusetts. Norma considers music an enormous gift that continues to nourish her and others via her playing and sharing.

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Bethel Charkoudian, Piano

Bethel began taking piano lessons at the age of 6, and began accompanying orchestras and performers in elementary school. In high school, she was the main piano accompanist for the school orchestra, and continued accompanying orchestras and performers throughout college and graduate school. 


Bethel is married with four adult children, three grandchildren, and four step grandchildren. Presently she is self-employed as a freelance copy editor.

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Petra Rodriguez, Event Manager

Petra is a Springfield native, and has been living in the Apremont Triangle neighborhood for 10 years. Petra has her finger on the pulse of the neighborhood and has been affectionately called the "mayor" of her 99-unit apartment building. She is a caring neighbor who solves problems and helps people in need. 

Our Supporters and Sponsors

Mass Cultural Council

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Kimball Towers Condominium

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Kimball Towers - once the renowned Hotel Kimball - has a unique place in Springfield's history. 

Spruced, Inc.

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Providing high end content in affordable packages to small and medium-sized businesses.

Armoury Quadrangle Civic Assocation

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AQCA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that represents residents and businesses in the Armoury-Quadrangle neighborhood of downtown Springfield called “Metro Center”.  

JD Cole TV

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Video and Multi-Media Production

Chestnut Package Store

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