This weekend: Tai Chi & a Family-Friendly Concert

8 Jul

TAI CHI: Our first session of Tai Chi begins Saturday at 9:30am. Huan’s Tai Chi Studio brings this ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movement to the park: July 11, 18 & 25 & August 1, 8 & 15. Learn how to “Brush the Peacock’s Tail,” and do the “White Crane” and “Playing Pipa” forms, among others. Gather under the trees on the park side of the pedestrian footbridge (at the foot of Magazine Street). Rain location: Huan’s Tai Chi Studio, 7 Temple St. Donations welcome.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERT: On Sunday (July 12), the New England Philharmonic String Quintet will bring Dvorak’s String Quintet Op.77 to the park at 2pm. Meet under the trees on the park side of the pedestrian footbridge. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and something cool to drink. FREE! (Note: Rain location is LBJ apartments at 150 Erie Street.)

The NE String Quintet, made up of string section principals of the NE Philharmonic, is committed to bringing classical music to young audiences. They have previously performed at the Boston Children’s Museum. Musician Lisa Pettipew will provide an animated narrative, including an introduction of the string family. This work differs from Dvorak’s other two string quintets (the apprentice work of 1861 and the mature E flat masterpiece written in America in 1893) in that the composer dispenses with a second viola, instead placing a double bass line beneath that of the single cello.

See you at the park! Click on Events above to see our complete list of summer programs!

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