September 16th, 2012: 3pm
“More powerful than a speeding locomotive.”
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Boston Brass is prepared to touch the musical souls of each audience member. Known for their burning jazz standards, exciting classical arrangements and works from their original repertoire, this brass quintet is an established one-of-a-kind musical experience.
Boston Brass has been featured on The CBS Early Show, NPR’s Performance Today and The Great American Brass Band Festival and has recorded several diverse albums. They’ve also acted as educators at numerous events, including the World Association for Symphonies and Ensembles and the Music Educators National Conference. As featured educators and performers, Boston Brass has been serving as the Artist/Educational Ambassadors for Jupiter Band Instruments.
September 30, 2012: 3pm
“….extremely tight and energetic “
One of Boston’s most promising classical music groups, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra performs with the freedom and flexibility of a string quartet – and the power and beauty of an orchestra.
This groundbreaking group of 12 to 13 string musicians transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music, experimenting with how it’s prepared, performed and experienced. The young musicians operate with rotating leadership and no conductor; all artistic decisions are made by vote.
February 24, 2013: 3pm
“….it’s theatre – it’s comedy – it’s allusion “
Inspired by the sight of his Italian grandmother spontaneously dancing and singing at any family occasion (including funerals) and the classic vaudeville, juggling and specialty acts featured on the Ed Sullivan show, Robert Post created and built a career with his one man-variety show that entertains, engages and enchants.
Post blends his love of character work with the magical techniques of the movement arts to create a unique creative style that he has performed in almost every conceivable setting. He has created over thirty works and received numerous awards and fellowships from such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. A PBS documentary of his stage performance won the Central Education Network Award for Best Performance Program.
March 24, 2013: 3pm
“….a unique and vibrant voice”
With an extraordinarily broad vocal range and natural fluency in a wide array of musical styles, American countertenor Terry Barber is a performer in a class by himself.
Once a member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chancticleer, he performed opera, classical, gospel, folk and jazz in a dozen languages in more than 100 concerts around the globe.
Terry joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 2002 for their staging of Sly, starring Placido Domingo. In 2001, he made his New York City Opera debut in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and covered Daniel Taylor in the NYC Opera’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo, starring David Daniels. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2004, singing the role of Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus with the National Chorale under Martin Josman.
May 19th, 2013: 3pm
“A breathtakingly tight ensemble .”
“It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got that Swing.”
Feel the searing rhythms of “Sing, Sing Sing,” savor the lush melody “At Last,” and reminisce to “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” as the Side Street Strutters present a new musical experience showcasing the vocal stylings of Meloney Collins. Their program, Shiny Stockings, brings together an extensive repertoire, colorful costumes, tap dancing, and 26 years of musicianship to create a performance which breathes new life into songs by the great songstresses.