Midday Performances

Free and open to the public.

Kick-Off Event: Manège à Trois
September 24, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

A French-American Affair: The sounds of Parisian streets mingle with New Orleans swing. Expect surprises like American jazz standards sung in French, blues-infused pop chanson, swinging waltzes… The sparkling musical cocktail is served by Susan Laurence on accordion, Mark Chenevert on clarinet, Bertrand Laurence on guitar and voice.

Joseph Van Hassel
October 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

North Carolina percussionist Joseph Van Hassel performs a concert of cutting edge works for solo vibraphone and electronics, including the world premiere of Fractured Utopia by Boston composer Dan VanHassel. This program will also include world premieres of newly commissioned works by Ohio composer Mara Helmuth, and New York-based Drew Krause.

Christian Gentry
November 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

drone_vox_jams is an improvised electronic music project composed, produced, and performed by Christian Gentry. It explores the real-time interactions between voice and real time synthesis with special emphasis on minimalistic techniques of repetition and slight coloristic changes.

The Arneis String Quartet
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

The Arneis Quartet performs an eclectic range of programs from the standard to contemporary, including commissions of new works and interdisciplinary collaborations in New England and throughout the world. Their program will include Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.

New Inca Son

March 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

The splendor of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son. The group has performed its ancient melodies and dances in such diverse places as Red Square in Moscow, historic Teatro dal Verme in Milan and the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hinge Ensemble
April 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Hinge is a contemporary music ensemble based in Boston comprised of saxophonist Philipp Stäudlin, percussionist Matt Sharrock, pianist Keith Kirchoff, and electric guitarist Dan VanHassel. Lying somewhere between a chamber ensemble and a band, Hinge presents cutting-edge programs combining uncompromising contemporary music, seamless multimedia integration, and arrangements of rock and pop songs.