violinist ROBERT MEALY


Friday, November 20, 2015, 4:00pm


The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Robert MealyPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free and open to observers (tickets or RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity). 
Location map: The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

One of America's most prominent historical string players, Robert Mealy will lead a master class for members of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra (Phoebe Carrai, Director), which he co-founded with Dr. Murray Somerville (Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, 1990-2003) during his time teaching at the university.

Robert Mealy (Harvard ’85) has recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many distinguished ensembles both here and in Europe, including Les Arts Florissants, Tafelmusik, Sequentia, the Boston Camerata, the American Bach Soloists, and many others. Mealy is principal concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street and the Orchestra Director of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; he recently received a Grammy for his work with BEMF. Committed to education as well as performing, he directs The Juilliard School’s distinguished Historical Performance Program. From 2003 to 2015, he taught at Yale University, directing the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble and the Yale Collegium Musicum. Prior to that, he taught at Harvard for over a decade, where he founded the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, he received EMA’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. Mealy has recorded over 80 CDs on most major labels.

Related Event:
Robert Mealy will be a guest artist performing in the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra’s 20th anniversary Celebration Concert on Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary of The Memorial Church. Also featuring the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, the concert is free and open to the public; visit online for more information.

Support for this program generously provided by the Bernard H. and Mildred Kayden Artist in Residence Fund.