Category: classical

Callithumpian Consort: “Callithumpian Soloists” ≈ March 7th / 9pm

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The virtuoso soloists of the Callithumpian Consort play a “sequence” of modern solo instrumental classics for flute, clarinet, voice, violin, trombone, cello and piano. 

The Callithumpian Consort is dedicated to the proposition that music is an experience. Founded by pianist and conductor Stephen Drury sometime in the 1980’s, the Consort is a professional ensemble producing concerts of contemporary music at the highest standard. Stephen Drury created the Callithumpian Consort in the belief that new music should be an exciting adventure shared by performers and listeners alike, and that the brand new masterpieces of our day are beautiful, sensuous, challenging, delightful, provocative, and a unique joy. Our audiences bring fresh ears to sounds never heard before; they bring their experiences from rock stadiums, jazz clubs, and internet electronica to the concert hall. They hunger for the new.

Callithumpian’s repertoire is the new and unusual, encompassing a huge stylistic spectrum from the classics of the last 100 years to works of the avant-garde and experimental jazz and rock. It is grounded in the musical discoveries of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Zorn, Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis. Active commissioning and recording of new works is crucial to our mission. We have worked closely with composers John Cage, Frederic Rzewki, Helmut Lachenmann, Michael Finnissy, Jonathan Harvey, Lee Hyla, John Zorn, John Luther Adams, Franco Donatoni, Lukas Foss, Christian Wolff, Jo Kondo and many others. Recordings are available on Tzadik, Mode, and New World Records.

callithumpian.org


$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 8:30pm

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Tania Stavreva ≈ March 10th / 7:30pm

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Bulgarian-born piano dynamo” (TimeOut New York) Tania Stavreva is presenting for a 1st time in Cambridge, MA her Billboard Classical Top 10 new CD Rhythmic Movement on March 10th, 2017. She will perform works from the album as well as works by F. Mompou, E. Satie, Mario Angelov (MA Premiere), Dobrinka Tabakova, Tania Stavreva, Mason Bates, Ginastera and Vladigerov.

“Edgy, knock-out, Tania Stavreva’s got rhythm” – The Huffington Post

“World-Class! Impressive! Adventurous! Entertaining! Exquisite!
Tania Stavreva has taken solo piano to rare heights!” – Classicalite News

“Wow! This is exceptionally good! Fiery pianism…exhilarating lightness..sense of joy!” – The Arts Desk Magazine (UK)

“Tania Stavreva’s “Rhythmic Movement” brings you classical music with a modern twist.
The Bulgarian-born virtuoso has a unique contemporary classic style” – AXS.com

“Extraordinary, unique, full of passion…so special, so refreshing!” – BritzNBeatz (London, UK)

taniastavreva.com

facebook.com/TaniaStavreva.Official

Advance Tickets


$20 Cover ($15 Students) @ the Door (or Advance) / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Quo Vadis Schubert? Presents: Three Commissioned Works, Satie, Glass, and Schubert ≈ March 15th / 8:30pm

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As Peter fled Rome, he had a vision of the lord walking in the opposite direction. Confused, Peter asked, “Quo Vadis, Domine?”

“Where are you going?”

Why did Schubert compose? What was Schubert probing for in his compositions? What expressive question or existential concern was Schubert trying to elucidate through his compositions? The mission of the Quo Vadis, Schubert? Collective is founded on the curiosity and love that the members have for Schubert’s particular, if sometimes peculiar, musical raison d’être. We feel that a creative impulse that has its expressive outlet in music will be commented on most meaningfully by other music. That is, if we wish to directly address Schubert’s creative impulse, we must enlist compatible contemporary impulses. The members of Quo Vadis, Schubert? seek to explore our attraction towards Schubert by commissioning works from contemporary composers after discussing with them what aspects of Schubert’s music endears him to them or puzzles them.

Tonight’s concert features the premiers of works of Henri Colombat, Julian Pozniak, Coleman Zurkowski, along side works by Eric Satie, Phillip Glass, and Franz Schubert.

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$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 8pm

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An Evening with Holly Bowling ≈ March 21st / 7:30pm

The Music of Phish & the Grateful Dead Reimagined for Solo Piano.

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Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style. After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling has turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation Of A Dream album and the newly released Grateful Dead focused Better Left Unsung (released December 9, 2016 through The Royal Potato Family). Her instantly compelling playing and unerring ability to successfully collaborate with other musicians in an impressivearray of styles has brought her to the attention of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Branford Marsalis, and other luminaries who’ve asked Bowling to perform with them, and led to her being featured both as a solo artist and band collaborator as part of this years Christmas Jam hosted by Warren Haynes. Already a rising star on the festival circuit, Bowling plans to expand her solo touring in 2017 and beyond.

hollybowling.com

royalpotatofamily.com/artists/holly-bowling

facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic

Facebook Event Page

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$20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Advance) / Doors Open @ 7:15pm

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A Late Night Piano Meditation with Holly Bowling ≈ March 21st / 10:30pm

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An all-improv late night piano concert with Holly Bowling

Time for something different. Back in 2015, I started to release some of my late night practice sessions under the title “Late Night Meditations.” These entirely improvised solo piano sessions were unedited and unfiltered and allowed me to explore where the music would lead me completely free from a predetermined form. This will be the first time I take this idea out of my living room and explore it in a live setting.

*Please note: This will be a different performance than my other shows. I will not be playing the music of Phish or the Grateful Dead at this performance. This show will focus entirely on what usually happens in the space between the songs. Come with an open set of ears and a sense of adventure.*

We are going to turn the lights way down for this and encourage people to get comfortable. Please bring a cushion to sit on.

For more information:

Late Night Meditation Series

hollybowling.com

royalpotatofamily.com/artists/holly-bowling

facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic

 

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$20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Advance) / Doors Open @ 7:15pm

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Another Evening with Holly Bowling ≈ March 22nd / 7:30pm

The Music of Phish & the Grateful Dead Reimagined for Solo Piano.

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Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style. After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling has turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation Of A Dream album and the newly released Grateful Dead focused Better Left Unsung (released December 9, 2016 through The Royal Potato Family). Her instantly compelling playing and unerring ability to successfully collaborate with other musicians in an impressivearray of styles has brought her to the attention of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Branford Marsalis, and other luminaries who’ve asked Bowling to perform with them, and led to her being featured both as a solo artist and band collaborator as part of this years Christmas Jam hosted by Warren Haynes. Already a rising star on the festival circuit, Bowling plans to expand her solo touring in 2017 and beyond.

hollybowling.com

royalpotatofamily.com/artists/holly-bowling

facebook.com/hollybowlingmusic

Facebook Event Page

Advance Tickets


$20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Advance) / Doors Open @ 7:15pm

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