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Composer Kenji Bunch is telling Japanese-American stories from WWII through music

All Things Considered  | host Arun Roth | April 28, 2023

Kenji Bunch and David Sakura  speak with GBH's Arun Roth about Shared Spaces, April 30, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge.


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WBZ Radio's New England Weekend, with Jordan Rich

Co-founder and cellist  speaks with WBZ Radio's Jordan Rich about Shared Spaces with Kenji Bunch and David Sakura, April 30, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge.

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Open Studio with Jared Bowen on GBH

Open Studio | with Jared Bowen | February 4, 2022

Jared sits down with Christina English, executive director of the Sheffield Chamber Players, and musician and composer Kevin Day. The group’s mission is to preserve the intimacy of its pieces by performing in their audiences' living rooms. With a sliding scale cost of admission, the group hopes to reach classical music fans of all backgrounds.



New classical music for our times: To 'give people a sense of hope'

Here and Now | host Scott Tong | February 4, 2022

Up and coming classical composer Kevin Day and cellist Leo Eguchi of the Sheffield Chamber Players join Here & Now's Scott Tong to talk about the premiere of Day's "String Quartet No. 5."



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Kevin Day: Music transformed him. Now he aims to help others.

The Christian Science Monitor | by Stephen Humphries| January 25, 2022

When Kevin Day was a child, he could barely speak due to a speech impediment. Yet he was prodigiously fluent in the language of music. His father, a hip-hop producer, and his mother, a gospel singer, noticed their toddler would hum melodies that he heard. They showed him how to articulate them on a piano.


“I couldn’t talk hardly until I was 8 or 9 years old,” says the native of Arlington, Texas, who had a stutter. “Music was sort of my way of self-expression when I couldn’t verbally communicate what I felt.” READ MORE


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Rising Black composer Kevin Day premieres work with Sheffield Chamber Players

Bay State Banner | by Celina Colby | January 19, 2022

This month, composer Kevin Day headlines the Sheffield Chamber Players’ “A Brand New Day” program, a selection of chamber works centered on the world premiere of Day’s “String Quartet No. 5.”...Day’s piece is part of a larger initiative by the Sheffield Chamber Players to premiere newly commissioned works by five diverse composers through 2027. Featuring prominent and rising composers, the project allows Sheffield Chamber Players to contribute to the history and contemporary landscape of chamber music while bringing innovative works to Boston audiences. READ MORE

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WBZ Radio's New England Weekend, with Jordan Rich

Executive Director Christina English speaks with WBZ Radio's Jordan Rich about A Brand New Day with Sheffield Chamber Players, January 27, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Lyman Estate in Waltham.

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WBZ Radio's New England Weekend, with Jordan Rich

Violinist and Co-founder Sasha Callahan speaks with WBZ Radio's Jordan Rich about A Holiday Toast with Sheffield Chamber Players, December 19, 2022 at 5:30pm at the Lyman Estate in Waltham.

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Sheffield Chamber Players seek local living rooms for world premieres

The Boston Globe | by A.Z. Madonna| July 8, 2021

Sometime in early 2022, Boston-based Sheffield Chamber Players will give the world premiere performances of a string quartet by 25-year-old composer Kevin Day. Where the first performance will be, no one knows yet. But it’s a safe assumption that it’ll be a living room, kitchen, or backyard somewhere in Greater Boston.

“If you can fit 25 people in your house — and you’d be surprised how many people can fit 25 people in their house — then we’d love to play a concert in your house,” executive director Christina English said in a phone interview, explaining the philosophy behind the seven-year-old group’s motto: “Bringing Chamber Music Home.” READ MORE

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WBZ Radio's New England Weekend, with Jordan Rich

Executive Director Christina English speaks with WBZ Radio's Jordan Rich about Sheffield Chamber Players and our unique hosting model.​

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Sheffield Chamber Players Bringing Live Music To Newton Homes

Newton Patch | by Annie Sandoli | October 26, 2021

Sheffield Chamber Players, a nonprofit musical ensemble based in Greater Boston, is bringing classical music to local homes in and around Newton, providing a safe way for locals to enjoy classical music with family, friends, and neighbors.

Founded in 2014 and featuring violinists Sasha Callahan and Megumi Stohs Lewis, cellist Leo Eguchi, violist Alexander Vavilov, and occasional guest artists, Sheffield believes in the importance of experiencing chamber music in the intimate settings in which it was written by bringing the works of Beethoven, Duarte, Mozart, Shostakovich, Shumann, and more right to people's living rooms...READ MORE

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Coming to a Home Near You: Sheffield Chamber Players look to expand in
various living rooms, foyers and apartments

Jamaica Plain Gazette | by Seth Daniel | July 23, 2021

The Sheffield Chamber Players has entered into an aggressive five-year plan to bring new music to audiences in JP and across Boston, but the premieres might be a little closer to home than one might imagine. Sheffield - boasting several members from JP...announced this month that they have commissioned new work to premiere over the next five years from five of the hottest new composers in the country.
The exciting part is it could be in your living room. That’s because Sheffield’s unique hook is that they recruit hosts in JP and other neighborhoods in Boston, and then roll out intimate string chamber concerts in homes and small spaces...READ MORE

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Sheffield Chamber Players bring grand music to small places

by Keith Powers | February 10, 2021

Chamber music encompasses vast possibilities — solo works, sonatas, trios, quartets and many other configurations. The repertory can range from Bach cello suites to “Pierrot Lunaire” or “Metamorphosen.”

But the original intent persists. Music to play in rooms.


Your rooms, or your neighbor’s rooms. Intimate spaces, for music lovers and their friends. And until the pandemic struck, those were the only places to hear the Sheffield Chamber Players...READ MORE

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The Sheffield Chamber Players Perform in Wellesley

by Rama K. Ramaswamy | February 9, 2016

Chamber music, since its introduction to society in the 18th century, by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven during the so-called Viennese Classic Era, continues to be as much an enriching social experience as it is a deep and meaningful musical extravaganza for fans. At the heart of it is instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part, the most important form being the string quartet; it’s also increasingly more complex and challenging, making greater demands on the individual players while still requiring them to work as a cohesive, constantly inter-responsive unit. The Sheffield Chamber Players embody this art...READ MORE

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