We are Fusion String Ensemble!

Fusion String Ensemble was founded in 2007 by a group of musician friends interested in performing classical music alongside an array of different genres of music. Since then, we have shared works of Bach, Beethoven, Holst, Mozart, Shostakovich, Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Joel, Radiohead, Snarky Puppy, Dropkick Murphys and themes from "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey".

We have performed in Symphony Hall Boston, Montreal, Washington D.C., Chicago and New York City. Fusion String Ensemble played the National Anthem at LaLacheur Park, home of the Boston Red Sox Short Season Single A Affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

A Fusion One Shot: Seeing 2020 (Wedding Stories)

Jamtown Front Lawn
Newtonville, MA 02460

Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 6:00PM


FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Abe Dewing, concertmaster
Jenna Terrio

Violin II
Jeff Bezanson
Lisa Croteau

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Brian Diaz

Cello
Joydita Sarkar
Amy Nolan

Bass
Nate Haggett

Fusion String Ensemble Event Performances

Fusion String Ensemble is available to provide live music for your next event. Although, we formed in 2007, our group has been performing at weddings since 2002. We perform classical music, jazz, tangos, rock and popular music. Our venues have included LeLacheur Park, home of the Boston Red Sox Single A affiliate, Lowell Spinners and at Symphony Hall in Boston. Our music has traveled to several areas within the United States and Canada.

Weddings
Amy, Cape Cod, MA - Saturday, April 27, 2002
Stacey & Alan, Land O’ Lakes, WI - Saturday, June 5, 2004
Michelle & Eric, Bedford, MA - Saturday, October 9, 2004
Christine & Paul, Burlington, MA - Saturday, November 6, 2004
Jane & Steven, Providence, RI - Saturday, December 4, 2004
Maria & Jack, Bedford, MA - Saturday, April 16, 2005
Suzanne & Robert, Wayne, PA - Saturday, August 20, 2005
Ann & Chris, Brookline, MA - Saturday, October 1, 2005
Randye & Paul, MA, June 2006
Yoko & David, Wellesley, MA - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Sarah & John, NH, Saturday, June 23, 2007
Stephanie & Lewis, Jamaica Plain, MA, October 2007
Heather & Kevin, Stow, MA - September 20, 2008
Amy & Inga, Cambridge, MA - Saturday, May 15, 2010
Jordanna & David, CT, Saturday, August 21, 2010
Stacie & Matthew, Newport, RI - Sunday, September 18, 2011
Alexandra & Josh, Sturbridge, MA - Saturday, September 1, 2012
Kenda & Nathan, Boston, MA - Saturday, September 8, 2012
Klenda & Matthew, Salem, MA - Saturday, April 20, 2013
Erin & Gordon, Topsfield, MA - August 30, 2013
Elizabeth & Jacob, Melrose, MA - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Megan & Kwame, Stoneham, MA - Saturday, June 11, 2016
Natalie & Caryn, Nahant, MA Saturday, July 23, 2016
Emily & Douglas, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Julianne & Jonathan, Plymouth, MA, Saturday, October 1, 2016
Alissa, East Bridgewater, MA, May 21, 2017
Melissa & Craig, Boston, MA, Saturday, February 18, 2018
Tate & Ian, Cambridge, MA, Saturday, February 2, 2019
Sarah & Graham, Harvard, MA, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Jacqueline & Jeff, Plymouth, MA, Saturday, July 6, 2019
Kim & Nick, Winchester, MA, Saturday, September 28, 2019
Lauren & Megan, Boston, MA, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Anna & Nate, Boston, MA, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Emma, Boston, MA, Friday, April 30, 2021

Events
Lowell Spinners, Lowell, MA June 2013
Boston Interactive Media Association Holiday Gala, Boston, MA, December 2013
Boston Interactive Media Association Holiday Gala, Boston, MA, December 2014
Boston Interactive Media Association Holiday Gala, Boston, MA, December 2015
Boston Interactive Media Association Holiday Gala, Boston, MA, December 2016
Boston Interactive Media Association Holiday Gala, Boston, MA, December 2017

Roslindale Open Studios, Roslindale, MA, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Roslindale Open Studios, Roslindale, MA, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Roslindale Open Studios, Roslindale, MA, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Senne Real Estate, Cambridge, MA, Wednesday, October 10, 2018
 
University of Rochester Holiday and New Year's Celebration, Boston Public Library, January 2019
University of Rochester Holiday and New Year's Celebration, New England Aquarium, January 2020
 

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Brian Bunnell, Conductor

Unity Boston at Christ's Church Longwood
70 Colchester St.
Brookline, MA 02460

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

VII. Waltz No. 2 (from Suite for Variety Orchestra) by Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Abe Dewing) 3:50

Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:25

The Real Hero (from Avengers: Endgame) by Alan Silvestri (arr. Abe Dewing) 5:56

Serenade for String Orchestra by Norman Leyden 11:06
I. Prelude
II. Fugue 2:10
III. Nocturne 4:17
IV. Cakewalk 8:12

Variation IX (Adagio) "Nimrod" (from Enigma Variationsby Edward Elgar 4:21

(plus Dropkick Murphys hidden track)

FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Janet Martins, concertmaster
Sarah Izen
Jeff Bezanson

Violin II
Jennifer Lyons
Abe Dewing
Joanna Ostrander

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Amy Sexauer

Cello
Amy Nolan
Kevin Hedrick
Joydita Sarkar
Bekah Goldstein

Bass
Nate Haggett

Piano
Samara Schwartz

Guitar 
Kevin Martins

Conductor
Brian Bunnell




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kadar Qian, Music Director

throws a


Unity Boston at Christ's Church Longwood
70 Colchester St.
Brookline, MA 02460

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00PM

CONCERT PROGRAM

MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525


SNARKY PUPPY (arr. for strings): Gretel


TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11

~ Intermission ~

BLOCH: Concerto Grosso No. 1


BILLY JOEL (arr. Joydita): The Longest Time 


* plus hidden track from HBO's Westworld

FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Adriana Heredia, concertmaster
Joanna Ostrander
Sarah Izen

Violin II
Garrett Levesque
Taylor Blankenship
Abe Dewing

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Amy Sexauer
Brian Diaz

Cello
Joydita Sarkar
Bekah Goldstein
Amy Nolan

Bass
Nate Haggett

Conductor, Piano
Kadar Qian

Tickets are available at the door and through Eventbrite!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fusion String Ensemble
Kadar Qian, Music Director

presents:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

W83 Ministry Center
150 W 83rd St
New York, New York 10024

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30PM

CONCERT PROGRAM 

DIVERTIMENTO IN F MAJOR, K. 138 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

SERENADE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, OP. 20 by Edward Elgar

LIBERTANGO & OBLIVION by Astor Piazzolla

~ INTERMISSION ~

NOCTURNE FROM STRING QUARTET NO. 2 by Alexander Borodin

ROMANIAN FOLK DANCES by Béla Bartók

ANDANTE SPIANATO and GRANDE POLONAISE BRILLANTE, OP. 22 by Frederic Chopin


FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Adriana Heredia, concertmaster
Jeff Bezanson
Sarah Izen

Violin II
Abe Dewing
Flora Lee

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Joanna Ostrander
Brian Diaz

Cello
Joydita Sarkar
Kevin Hedrick

Bass
Nate Haggett

Conductor
Kadar Qian

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fusion String Ensemble Concert: DECADE

Fusion String Ensemble
Kadar Qian, Music Director

presents:

DECADE

Unity Boston at Christ's Church Unity
70 Colchester St.
Brookline, MA

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30PM

CONCERT PROGRAM 

DIVERTIMENTO IN F MAJOR, K. 138 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

SERENADE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, OP. 20 by Edward Elgar

NOCTURNE FROM STRING QUARTET NO. 2 by Alexander Borodin

ROMANIAN FOLK DANCES by Béla Bartók

LIBERTANGO & OBLIVION by Astor Piazzolla


FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Adriana Heredia, concertmaster
Janet Martins
Jeff Bezanson
Sarah Izen

Violin II
Abe Dewing
Klenda Martinez
Flora Lee

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Joanna Ostrander
Brian Diaz

Cello
Joydita Sarkar
Kevin Hedrick

Bass
Nate Haggett

Conductor
Kadar Qian

Suggested Donation of $8 at the door or through Eventbrite.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fusion String Ensemble performs at Symphony Hall


Fusion String Ensemble performed Elgar's Enigma Variations, The Beatles' Penny Lane and Brandenburg Concerto No.2 at Symphony Hall at the wedding of Fusionites, Doug & Emily.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Fusion String Ensemble: SIMPLE SYMPHONY, SPIANATO AND SUPPE

Fusion String Ensemble
Kadar Qian, Music Director

presents:

SIMPLE SYMPHONY, SPIANATO AND SUPPE

Unity Boston at Christ's Church Unity
70 Colchester St.
Brookline, MA

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:30PM

CONCERT PROGRAM 

OVERTURE VON DICHTER UND BAUER (POET AND PEASANT) by Franz von Suppé, arr. for Strings

ANDANTE SPIANATO and GRANDE POLONAISE BRILLANTE, OP. 22 by Frederic Chopin
Kadar Qian, Piano

~ INTERMISSION ~

SIMPLE SYMPHONY, OP. 4 by Benjamin Britten


FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE is

Violin I
Janet Martins, concertmaster
Adriana Heredia
Jeff Bezanson
Sarah Izen

Violin II
Abe Dewing
Jenna Hoopingarner
Klenda Martinez
Flora Lee

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Samara Schwartz
Joanna Ostrander
Brian Diaz

Cello
Kevin Hedrick
Joydita Sarkar
Katherine Miller

Bass
Nate Haggett

Piano Soloist
Kadar Qian

Piano
Brian Diaz

Djembe
Joanna Ostrander

Conductor
Kadar Qian

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fusion String Ensemble Performs at Newton Free Library

Fusion String Ensemble
Jon Ceander Mitchell, Guest Conductor

presents:

A WINTER SESSION

Druker Auditorium
at Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02459

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2pm

CONCERT PROGRAM


SIMPLE GIFTS, A Traditional Shaker Hymn arr. Robert Frost 

ÉLÉGIE, OP. 24 FOR CELLO AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA by Gabriel Faure
Katherine Miller, cello

~ INTERMISSION ~

SYMPHONY NO. 5 - III. 4. ADIAGETTO by Gustav Mahler

JUPITER, THE BRINGER OF JOLLITY (from The Planets) ARR. FOR STRINGS & PERCUSSION by Gustav Holst

SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON ARR. FOR STRING ENSEMBLE by The Dropkick Murphys 


FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE IS:

Violin I
Steve Lehr
Adriana Heredia

Violin II
Miriam Raffeld
Abe Dewing

Viola
Kim Etingoff
Joanna Ostrander

Cello
Amy Nolan
April Greene-Colozzi
Katherine Miller

Bass
Nate Haggett

Harp/Glockenspiel/Piano
Tim Blalock

Clarinet
Richard Romanoff

Percussion
Doug Jacobs

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fusion String Ensemble performs in the Greater Chicago area!

Fusion String Ensemble
Kadar Qian, Music Director

presents:

THE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Taiwanese Community Fellowship Church
1420 S. Meyers Road
Lombard, IL 60148


Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
FREE

CONCERT PROGRAM

Salut d'Amour, Op.12 by Edward Elgar

Aurica Duca, violin & Kadar Qian, piano

Concertino pour Flûte, Op.107 by Cécile Chaminade

Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9 by Georg Philipp Telemann
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Presto

Clinton Dewing, viola

~ INTERMISSION ~

Symphony for Strings Opus 118a from String Quartet No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
I. Andante

Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R (performed with 2 Violins) by Johann Sebastian Bach
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

FUSION STRING ENSEMBLE IS:
First Violins
Janet Martins
Flora Lee
John Lyneis
Second Violins
Miriam Raffeld
Abe Dewing
Viola
Kim Etingoff
Sarah 
Joanne Ostrander

Cello
Kevin Hedrick
Alex Revoal
Bass
Nate Haggett
Violin Soloists
Clinton Dewing
Aurica Duca
Viola Soloist
Clinton Dewing

Flute Soloist
Rebecca Arnold

Conductor, Pianist
Kadar Qian

SPECIAL THANKS

Ashley Sullivan, Craig, Kyle & Siena Dewing, Mom & Dad, Rev. Evrol Officer, Fritz Winegardner, UnityBoston, John W. Sears, Jane Chen, the fabulous soloists and our wonderful audience!

BENEFACTORS

Jane Chen
John W. Sears

SPONSORS

Taiwanese Association of America Greater Chicago Chapter (TAAGCC)
Formosan Association for Public Affairs - Illinois Chapter (FAPA-IC)
Global Education Fund (GEF)