concerts

Boston Comedy Festival: Prelim Round 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money. When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights. Hosted By: Emily Ruskowski […]


House of Hamill – Celtic inspired duo featuring high-energy fiddle & vocal harmonies

“Their songs are always on the edge of traditional and innovation . . .  their performances are electrifying”.    – Sarah MacArthur, Highlander Radio House of Hamill features Brian Buchanan of Enter the Haggis and Rose Baldino of Burning Bridget Cleary. Their music has been described as “Radiohead meets Riverdance”; Celtic-inspired, exciting, eclectic and unpredictable. House of […]


Havdallah Concert with Yoel Sykes of Nava Tehila

This concert tops off a weekend of musical, soulful prayer with Yoel Sykes of the Nava Tehila community in Jerusalem. We will bid Shabbat farewell and welcome in the new week with intention and joy as Yoel leads us deep into the Nava Tehila repertoire, including his original compositions. Registration for the whole shabbaton is also […]


Mascharada! Musical Surprises from 17th-century Germany

The 2017-18 season of Early Music Afternoons will conclude on Sunday, April 15, 2018, with a concert of German baroque instrumental music featuring El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute & theorbo).  The program includes canzonas, dances, and music with […]


Chapman Stick players Tom Griesgraber and Claire Steger in concert

Tom Griesgraber is one of the world’s most respected performers on The Chapman Stick, an unusual 12-string guitar/bass hybrid with separate guitar, bass and synthesizer outputs. Though it appears to come from the guitar/bass family, the instrument is actually played with a technique more like piano, allowing the player to sound separate notes in both […]


A Consort to Delight: English Renaissance Music for Broken Consort

The 2017-18 season of Early Music Afternoons continues on Sunday, March 11, 2018, with a concert of instrumental music from renaissance England.  The program, entitled “A Consort to Delight”, features instrumentalists Na’ama Lion, flute, James Williamson and Carol Lewis, violas da gamba, Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, Peter Lehman, cittern, and Matthew Wright, bandora, who will […]


Somerville Community Chorus Holiday Concert

The Somerville Community Chorus will present its holiday concert on Sunday afternoon, December 10 at 3 pm at the First Church Somerville UCC. The program, including selections from Handel’s Messiah and holiday songs will be conducted by David Giessow, Musical Director, and will feature Soprano Elizabeth George and Baritone Jacsonn Jean. This program is supported […]


A Dynamic Jazz Trio: The Cutting-Edge from Generations of Great Musicians

The Creative Music Series presents: The return of a great one back to Boston, in concert, a New England legend, Guitarist, Composer, Educator, Joe Morris. The arrival of another great one, a master titan for the ages coming to Boston, a Southern (and AACM) legend from Mississippi by way of Chicago and New Orleans, Drummer/Percussionist, […]


Le Petit Concert: Chamber Music from 18th-century France

The new season of Early Music Afternoons  begins on Sunday, October 8, 2017, with a concert of music from 18th-century France performed by Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, pardessus and basse de viole; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo and baroque guitar).  The duo will play a variety of chamber works unique to this elegant age in French […]


Le Petit Concert: Chamber Music from 18th-century France

The new season of Music for Viols and Friends begins on Friday, October 6, 2017 with a concert of music from 18th-century France performed by Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, pardessus and basse de viole; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo and baroque guitar).  The duo will play a variety of chamber works unique to this elegant age […]


Songs of the Steppes & the Shtetl with Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd

Enjoy an evening of old and new songs in Yiddish and Russian with world music traveler Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd. Experience an explosive mixture of powerful dance rhythms and profound melodies of the Steppes and the Shtetl spiced up by Tatar Bazaars and washed down with fisherman’s songs from Odessa. Admission is $20: due to the intimate […]


Opera? At the Burren?

When you think live music at the Burren, you’re probably thinking folk, Ameriana and (of course) traditional Irish tunes—and with good reason, as the bar hosts some of the best in the city. You’re probably not thinking opera, though as it turns out, it’s actually not too uncommon! Each month, Opera on Tap comes to the Burren Backroom and invites […]