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Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival Presents: Snarky Puppy

With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. The New Face of Jazz called the group "one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson's fusion years."

Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 20:00

Underwater Airport

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as shamanic trance music, 1960's free jazz, ambient electronica, and world beat.

Admission: $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout) $12 day of show; general admission

For more information, tickets, call 617 747-2261 or visit http://berkleebpc.com.

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:00

Continuum, An Evening of Music for Brass Instruments & Piano

UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Faculty Recital

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

ARTISTS: Eric Berlin, trumpet; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone & Ludmila Krasin, piano

MUSIC: Works for Trumpet and Trombone Duo, with Piano. Including: Premier of the piano version of Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes' Continuum for Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Ensemble. Other works by: Eric Ewazen, Joseph Turrin, Anthony Plog and Jacques Casterade.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/15/2013 - 20:00

Conor & Ayano Duo, 10th Anniversary Concert

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

ARTISTS: UMass Amherst Professor Ayano Kataoka, percussion & guest Conor Nelson, flute, Bowling Green State University

MUSIC: Works by Kirchner, Tanabe, Noda, and others.

CONOR AND AYANO DUO:

Formed at Yale University in 2003, The Conor and Ayano Duo is a vibrant flute and percussion ensemble known for its exciting performances of contemporary literature and commissioned works.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 20:00

Master Singers Auditions for Fall Season

The Master Singers of Worcester invites singers to attend open rehearsals at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury in early September.

Rehearsals will be in preparation for a fall concert featuring Vivaldi's Gloria and Telemann's Psalm 117 with the Arcadia Players period orchestra, at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12.

Singers in all voice parts are welcome to attend open rehearsals and may audition at the end of the rehearsal on Tuesdays, 9/3 and 9/10, or schedule an audition by phoning 508-842-1349, or emailing info@mswma.org.

Event Date: 
Sun, 08/25/2013 - 20:00
Sun, 09/01/2013 - 20:00
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:00
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 19:00

Wheeler Winston Dixon & William Wallace

Date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 9:00pm
Program: 

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON. He is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies and professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His new book is STREAMING: MOVIES, MEDIA, AND INSTANT ACCESS . Professor Dixon declares that we are now in the “postfilmic era”, a time when movie film will no longer exist and all movies will be shot digitally. DVDs will also cease to exist as all films will be “streamed” and movie houses, those that are still extant, will only show digital copies of movies.

Mark Osteen & David Miller

Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 9:00pm
Program: 

Certain crime films made in Hollywood between 1944 and the early 1960s have come to be known as Film Noir. These movies challenged many of the beliefs about the American Dream in the socially chaotic period following Word War II. The cherished ideas of upward mobility, the benefits of free enterprise and the ability to remake yourself are all warped and critiqued in films like Gun Crazy, Laura and The Dark Corner. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARK OSTEEN.

13 Discovery Series at the Kennedy Center: Christie Dashiell.. Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Dashiell is a vocal and arranging student at Manhattan School of Music, onstage at the KC Jazz Club with a band of her brothers. Pianist Rodriguez from Cuba amazes with his prowess and originality.

Branford Marsalis Quartet at Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA

Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 6:00pm

Personnel changes have been few over 20 years in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The players are consistent, Marsalis says, but the music should evolve and be challenging, center on the melody and convey emotions. Branford’s tenor and soprano lead. Pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis compose three of the four tunes. Justin Faulkner plays drums.

Labor Songs for Labor Day

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
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Music from the long tradition of topical/protest folk songs, including recordings from Woody Guthrie, the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Rik Palieri, George Mann, Joe Joencks, the New Harmony Sisterhood Band, Peggy Seeger, and MANY more!

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