The Kalliope Reed Quintet

Summer Concert Series

The first reed quintet in New England collaborates with Playing For The Planet to support 350Mass

Sunday, July 12th at 7:00pm

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Come hear this colorful combination of oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone! They have an exciting and entirely new program featuring Join us for an evening of climate related works, all in support of 350Mass! More information and sign-up available HERE.


Sunday’s Program

Virtual Benefit Concert featuring an exciting mix of contemporary music from this colorful combination of oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone, with all proceeds going to benefit 350MA!  We’ll hear new climate-reflecting works by local composers, among them Divergences by Zach Gulaboff Davis, Splinter by Marc Mellits, and Becky Turro’s Thaw; the program will conclude with a fantastic arrangement of George Gershwin’s American in Paris.  This is our second virtual benefit concert, and we’re looking forward to bringing you more of them in the months to come!

The concert will benefit 350 Mass, a local climate group that is building a grassroots response to the climate crisis. 350 Mass has 18 nodes across the state and each one supports local climate policies as well as larger statewide initiatives. Currently, 350 Mass is working on a campaign to build a statewide Green New Deal in MA.

The concert will be held on zoom, and you will be emailed a link to the event after you make your donation. We are suggesting donating $25.00 per person, but anything you can give is welcomed and will directly support 350 Mass.
Please email Erica Rotman, Director of Development at if you have any questions.


Sunday, July 12th at 7:00 pm

Streaming via GroupMuse


About The Kalliope Reed Quintet

Consisting entirely of recent graduates from New England Conservatory and Boston University, this colorful combination came together in 2019, creating the first reed quintet in New England. Their first summer season featured an ambitious and versatile program with works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Marc Mellits, and more, with four well-received performances in and around the Boston area.

Since performing their 2019 summer concert series, the Kalliope Reed Quintet has expanded the reed quintet repertoire with commissions from seven different composers, along with many new arrangements. Several of these new commissions and arrangements will be featured in this, their online 2020 Summer Concert Series.

Their 2020 commissions and Summer Concert Sessions are made possible with support from the Regent Theatre in Arlington, the Boston Woodwind Society, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Boston Opportunity Fund, the Puffin Foundation, and the New England Conservatory Entrepreneurial Musicianship award.
When not together creating beautiful music and educating the community about the endless possibilities of reed instruments, the members of the Kalliope Reed Quintet keep busy freelancing and teaching in and around the Boston area.