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Patty Griffin, Amy Cook opens (SOLD OUT)

Unfortunately, this show is sold out. Both Patty Griffin shows sold out in record-breaking time (4 minutes!).  We’re really sorry that so many of you were unable to get tickets.  In situations like this, with 900+ members and only 101 seats per show, the demand for tickets was way more than what we could fulfill, but we hope you will continue to use your membership for other future shows.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 20:00

Bill Staines

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:00

Jake and Taylor Armerding, featuring Zack Hickman, Christopher Williams opens

The Boston Globe calls singer-violinist Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years”. “This is organic music," the Boston singer-songwriter-violinist offers about his fifth album of originals, entitled Her. "It's a bunch of us playing our instruments and singing, and getting taped while we're doing it. There's no pitch correction, no chemicals, no nothing."

Tickets: $20, members $18

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, Lisa Olstein, Suitcase Junket & Rose Polenzani

The Indescribables.  (In-the round with poet Lisa Olstein, Rose Polenzani, the Suitcase Junket and Peter Mulvey).  Rose Polenzani, whose songs are always shot through with keening, heart-wrenching melody and vivid, starling images, will bring her singular vision to the circle.  Matt Lorenz (performing as the jaw-dropping, throat-singing, slide-guitar playing, one-man band The Suitcase Junket) will play his invented instruments while singing in several voices at once.

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, David Goodrich & friends

Meet Your Maker.  (Luthier showcase, and in-the-round with David Goodrich, Sarah Borges, Jabe Beyer and Peter Mulvey).  The luthier Robert  'Yukon' Stubblebine has challenged a large handful of his luthier friends to build guitars for this night, which will be a celebration of not just music but the artistry that goes into making the instruments through which the music arrives.  Mulvey and Goodrich will open the show with a duo instrumental set, and then Borges, Beyer, Goodrich and Mulvey will pass around these exquisite creations and play them, for the enjoyment of themselves, the makers,

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/04/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, Pamela Means, Laura Cortese & Ross Bellenoit

Perfect Strangers.  (In-the-round with Pamela Means, Ross Bellenoit and Laura Cortese.)   Each of these artists has played impromptu with Mulvey, in places as far-flung as Galway, Philadelphia, and Alaska.  Also, they have never met each other, so expect the unexpected.  Pamela and Peter go back to their early 20's on the Milwaukee scene.  Fiddler Laura Cortese has become a fixture on the local folk scene over the past several years, and Ross Bellenoit has produced and written and played with nearly every musician in Philadelphia.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: The Crumbling Beauties, Radio Swan opens (presented by Kosher Ham)

The Crumbling Beauties  (Radio Swan opens).  The Crumbling Beauties originally formed as a side project, performing the entirety of Tom Waits's 1985 classic album Rain Dogs live in clubs and festivals.  With David Goodrich (guitar), Paul Kochanski (upright bass), Jason Smith (drums), Barry Rothman (phonograph) and Matt Lorenz (handmade and found instruments), there was too much chemistry to be limited to even such a towering task as Rain Dogs.  So Mulvey conspired with the Beauties as the backing band for his standards record.  Since then, he's been on a writing jag, and the Beauties have t

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Standards with Peter Mulvey, Anita Suhanin, Dennis Brennan & friends

Society for the Interpretation of the Great American Songbook: Featuring singers Dennis Brennan, Anita Suhanin and Peter Mulvey, with an ensemble featuring Mike Dinnello (guitar), Jef Charland (upright bass), and Joey Barbato (accordion).  Passim will be transformed into a cabaret.  Low light, a spotlight on a microphone, and three devotees of the American Songbook singing the standards they hold holy.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:00

Building the New Worcester

Many have called The Hanover Theatre a catalyst for the revitalization and rebirth of Worcester.  Welcoming over 170,000 visitors annually, it has had significant economic impact, and is beginning to create a vibrant and exciting cultural destination in central Massachusetts.

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 17:30

The Nutcracker

Jump start the holiday season with Worcester's family tradition of THE NUTCRACKER presented by the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company. This magical production is the collaborative artistic effort of the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company  joining with the live music of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket Prices: $24-$36; Discounts Available. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/23/2012 - 19:00
Sat, 11/24/2012 - 14:00
Sat, 11/24/2012 - 19:00
Sun, 11/25/2012 - 14:00


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