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Lisa Goddard


VIOLIN

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Lisa Goddard


VIOLIN

Lisa Goddard is an active performer and teacher based in Boston. She is a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and can be heard with Boston Ballet, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, the Emergence and Cardamom Quartets, and several other ensembles in the Boston area. Lisa pursues a wide variety of musical interests, from sonatas to symphonies, from historical performance to contemporary music. 

Lisa teaches violin from her home and at the All Newton Music School. Please click on studio to learn more. 

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Emergence Quartet


Period instrument string quartet based in Boston

Emergence Quartet


Period instrument string quartet based in Boston

Lisa is a founding member of the Emergence Quartet, a period-instrument ensemble that explores the advent of the string quartet through performance of the earliest works for two violins, viola, and cello. Drawing on a unique combination of baroque rhetoric and classical and romantic language, Emergence Quartet brings to life a time of fascinating growth and creativity in the history of one of Western music's most beloved genres.

EMILY DAHL, violin
LISA GODDARD, violin
ZOE KEMMERLING, viola
EMILY DAVIDSON, cello

Since their debut program in 2014, Emergence Quartet has performed all around the Boston area, with appearances on the Society for Historically Informed Performance series and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series. They were an ensemble in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in 2014, and gave an interview and performance on On Point, an NPR news discussion show on Boston's WBUR and broadcast around the country. Emergence Quartet recently performed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of an exhibition on Mozart's Magic Flute.

www.emergencequartet.com

The Emergence Quartet was featured on NPR in 2014, and gave an interview and performance on WBUR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. The radio piece tracks the early history of the string quartet through Emergence's debut program of music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Franz Xaver Richter, and Franz Joseph Haydn.

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See Lisa's Calendar for all upcoming performances.

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Featured Performance


From the Spoleto Festival USA in 2013

Featured Performance


From the Spoleto Festival USA in 2013

Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite

violin solos performed by Lisa Goddard, concertmaster.

This recording is from the 2013 Spoleto Festival USA, Lisa's second of three seasons with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston, South Carolina. Lisa served in several leadership roles during her time at Spoleto. 

Lisa is an avid orchestral musician, and in addition to summer season credits at the Spoleto Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Lucerne Festival, Lisa performs frequently with orchestras in the Boston area. She recently joined the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and has performed with the Portland Symphony in Maine, Boston Ballet, and the New Haven, New World, Cape Cod, and Atlantic Symphonies. On historical instruments, Lisa has played with Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, Grand Harmonie, and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. 

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Cardamom Quartet


Teaching and performing artists

Cardamom Quartet


Teaching and performing artists

Cardamom Quartet 

LISA GODDARD, violin
RACHEL PANITCH, violin
EVE BOLTAX, viola
ARIEL FRIEDMAN, cello

Cardamom Quartet is an ensemble of teaching and performing artists who build personal connections between their listeners and music through interactive performances and educational programs. The quartet’s repertoire ranges from Beethoven to the present day, with an emphasis on contemporary repertoire including original works by the composers in the group.

In 2014, Cardamom Quartet was the string quartet in residence at El Sistema Somerville, an immersive after-school music program for elementary school students. Together they designed and led a weekly chamber music elective, incorporating chamber music skills, improvisation, open rehearsals, and performances. Committed to bringing music to a wide variety of audiences in the greater Boston area, Cardamom Quartet has performed in art galleries, senior centers, school programs, farmers’ markets, and living rooms. Last summer they were featured on the courtyard concert series at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. In summer of 2015, the quartet was in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire.