Sketches from Boston

Under the lights of Calderwood Hall in Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Show 285, one audience member sat gazing intently at each performer while moving a pencil over a page in her sketch book. At the end of the performance, we tracked her down to find out who she was and take a peek inside her sketchbook.

She turned out to be Carolyn Newberger, a local artist and musician, and here is what we found on her pages.

17-year-old cellist Georgia Bourderionnet from New Orleans, Louisiana, performing the first movement, Allegro, from Sonata in D Minor by Dmitri Shostakovich

cello

 

17-year-old guitarist David Steinhardt from Pittsford, New York, performing “Usher Waltz” by Nikita Koshkin (view a special music video of his playing here)

guitar

 

15-year-old violinist Tristan Flores from Lexington, Massachusetts, performing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns

violin

 

18-year-old pianist Phuong Nghi Pham from Dorchester, Massachusetts, performing the first movement, Grave – Doppio movimento from Sonata No. 2 in B-flat by Frédéric Chopin

piano

 

In addition to being an artist and musician, Carolyn is also a child psychologist, which inspires her study of what lies behind the subject. Her most recent showcase titled “Music Made Visible” took place this past spring at the Brookline Arts Center. For more information on Carolyn Newberger, visit www.carolynnewberger.com.

To find out when Show 285 will air again, check your local listings.