Music

2018 Mar 30

The Boston Cypher

9:00pm

Location: 

Leverett Library Theater, 8 Mills St. Cambridge

Boston CypherWitness history by attending The Boston Cypher! In Hip-Hop music a cypher is when a group of rappers come together and take turns freestyling over instrumentals.

Presented by: Harvard, Berkley, and BU Artists... Read more about The Boston Cypher

2018 Apr 27

Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

7:30pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza Tent

Gilmore
Guitarist David Gilmore will join Harvard Jazz Bands, led by Yosvany Terry, for a magical evening concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 under the tent on the Science Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. All (and all ages) are welcome. Come early and enjoy the food trucks on the Plaza. Find out more about ARTS FIRST (April 26-29) -- Harvard's annual celebration of student and faculty creativity. 

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) was one of Downbeat Magazine’s top CDs of 2017. He was also voted into the both the Critic’s Poll and Reader’s Poll of 2017.

Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.... Read more about Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

2018 Apr 27

Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

5:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

André Watts
Pianist André Watts will perform with the HRO on April 27 in Sanders Theatre. Photo: David Bazemore
A concert featuring pianist André Watts, with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, conducted by Federico Cortese.

Presented by: Office for the Arts as part of the ARTS FIRST festival (April 26-29)

Admission: Free and open to the public. Tickets available at 3:30 pm at the door on April 27.

Legendary pianist and professor of music André Watts is the recipient of the 2018 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, Harvard’s highest music award recognizing an outstanding educator. Watts will receive the award during a free concert and ceremony 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Sanders Theatre, where he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major (Emperor Concerto) with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra under the director of Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music at Harvard University.... Read more about Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
2018 Mar 25

NEFFA Preview Show with Danse Cafe, The Mood Elevators, Joy Compass, and The Oshima Brothers

7:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) is a non-profit educational and cultural organization. Our mission is to encourage, sponsor, and preserve the traditional folk arts in New England and beyond. NEFFA produces the annual New England Folk Festival every April. It is currently held in Mansfield, MA.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about NEFFA Preview Show with Danse Cafe, The Mood Elevators, Joy Compass, and The Oshima Brothers

2018 Mar 22

Sarah Potenza, David Robert King opens

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen from over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they’ve never seen before”. Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Sarah Potenza, David Robert King opens

2018 Mar 21

Peter Mulvey

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Peter Mulvey

2018 Mar 20

Ari Hest

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Ari released two independent albums and built a loyal following touring the U.S. college circuit extensively between 2000 and 2003. He then released two albums on Columbia Records, Someone To Tell(2004) and The Break-In(2007) and continued to tour both in the U.S. and abroad with the likes of Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, and Ani Difranco.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Ari Hest

2018 Mar 18

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Born and raised in Wythe County in southwest Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs innovative mountain music with a sense of history. Under the direction of local teacher and barber Jim Lloyd, Sam took up string band instruments as a teenager, including the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp and dulcimer. With his mentor ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams, Sam found his voice and fell in love with the mountain love songs, which he carries into his generation with pride. Sam’s performances combine traditional Appalachian ballads, dance tunes, original songs and the stories that surround the music.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

2018 Mar 17

Jake Armerding CD Release

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Jake Armerding is an American folk musician from Boston. He plays mostly acoustic string instruments including the mandolin, acoustic guitar and fiddle. He played with the band Northern Lights from 1990 until 1999, when he left to pursue a solo career. In 2001, Armerding won the Best New Artist Award from Boston’s folk-radio station, WUMB.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Jake Armerding CD Release

2018 Mar 15

The Young Novelists, Letitia VanSant opens

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form. Made us strangers, their upcoming sophomore effort, showcases a significant sonic progression for the band. Ripe with raw but elegant instrumentation and stacked multi-layered harmonies, their pure take on folk-tinged rock translates equally well from the stereo or stage.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about The Young Novelists, Letitia VanSant opens

2018 Mar 14

Louis Apollon & Blue Light Bandits

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Singer-Songwriter Louis Apollon was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City by parents of Haitian descent. Music had always been something that sparked curiosity for him. From learning his way around his first instrument, the clarinet, to trying to imitate sounds coming from the radio, to breaking his father’s old record player trying to scratch old records. It was not uncommon to hear sounds from around the world on a daily basis, and those sounds influenced the music he makes today.

Presented by: Club Passim... Read more about Louis Apollon & Blue Light Bandits

2018 Apr 05

The Brattle Street Chamber Players Present: Mozart and Strauss

8:00pm

Location: 

Paine Hall

Light and darkness, joy and sorrow: we invite you to experience an evening of contrasts. Our program includes Mozart’s brilliant and enchanting Sinfonia Concertante featuring Blodgett artists-in-residence Dan Chong and Jessica Bodner of the Parker Quartet, and Richard Strauss’ deeply somber Metamorphosen. We will also premiere a composition by Sasha Yakub ‘20.

Presented by: Brattle Street Chamber Players

Admission: Tickets available from box office and at the door.

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