Midday Performances

Free and open to the public.

Bruce Mattson Band
September 22, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center Patio
Rain: Forum

The Bruce Mattson Band is a reflection of Bruce’s diverse career, including his time with the Gregg Allman Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Dr. Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, Jon Butcher, and a long list of notable blues, jazz and rock artists. The band’s shows are a funky, high-energy gumbo of familiar classics and original tunes from Bruce’s albums.

Chase Elodia's Perennials
October 16, 2023 at 11 a.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Chase Elodia’s Perennials, a Brooklyn-based ensemble, arrive in Framingham for an exciting
mid-day performance. Founded in 2020, the band combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and
electronic artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Norma Winstone, and Becca Stevens. Their 2022 Biophilia Records release, Portrait Imperfect, was named one of the Best New Albums of 2022 by Downbeat Magazine, who awarded it 4.5 stars and hailed it as “artful” and “ambitious.” The band was featured at the 2023 Winter Jazz Festival, has received accolades from the Café Royale Cultural Foundation and South Arts, and is set to release their next album in Spring 2024.

Jihye Chang, World premiere of "Punkt für Punkt" by C. Gentry
November 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Pianist Jihye Chang has appeared as soloist and collaborative artist in venues throughout the United States, Canada, Korea, France, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Honduras. Her performances and recordings have been broadcast on KBS TV and KBS FM Radio Korea, PBC TV Korea, Yedang TV Korea, and Costa Rica Classical Radio, and she has appeared as a soloist with ensembles all over the world.

Sarah Levecque Band
February 14, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

Sarah Levecque is a songwriter, guitarist who moves easily between the sturdy roots of American music. Influenced in equal parts by early blues, country, folk, and rock music.

March 13, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy, fully encompassing the varied interests and backgrounds of its band members: Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals and percussion), Jussi Reijonen (oud), Mike Rivard (sintir and double bass), Andy Bergman (sax, clarinet) and Amit Kavthekar (tabla). With an emphasis on rhythm, the music they create together has a searching, exploratory quality that brings together the meditative with the energetic, taking the listener from sparse tranquility to complex syncopations in a moment. Named for a word that means “to ride” in Urdu, Sawaari invites audiences to be transported into a world of rhythm and sound that knows no borders, no limitations.