A multi-faceted artist fluent in many media, Anne Black has built a richly varied and productive career in the performing and visual arts.
She performs with Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra; the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops as an extra violist; and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Cantata Singers Orchestra as Principal Violist. She was viola d’amore soloist in Meyerbeer’s opera “Les Hueguenots” with the American Symphony in 2009. A champion of contemporary music, Ms. Black is violist of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and appears frequently with Collage New Music, including Collage’s Grammy-nominated recording of John Harbison’s Mottetti di Montale. She is violist of the new Opal Ensemble, based in Arlington, MA. Opal Ensemble, recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will make its Arlington debut on March 14, 12:00 P.M., in Arlington Town Hall.
A member of Handel & Haydn Society’s period instrument orchestra, she also performs with Boston Baroque and Aston Magna Festival. She enjoyed the honor of performing on Mozart’s Viola in June 2013 for a live performance/recording at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio, with Aston Magna Festival’s Artistic Director, Daniel Stepner, performing on Mozart’s Violin. The “Journal of the American Viola Society” published her article about performing on Mozart’s Viola in the December 2013 issue.
A prize-winning photographer and artist in multiple media, she has been a resident artist at the Arlington Center for the Arts since 2004. Her work can be seen at www.Capriccio Arts.com.