Midday Performances

Free and open to the public.

William Lang: Trombonist
September 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center
Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, composer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and styles, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He is proud to teach at the Longy School of Music.

New Inca Son
October 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy center
The splendor of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son, "proud bearer of an indispensable cultural legacy." (Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Conductor).  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. Feel free to clap, sing, and dance if the spirit moves you.

African Drumming Grupo Fantasia
November 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center
Afro-Cuban music has its roots deep in history and may seem mysterious to outsiders. Though deep in history, it was never written about but rather lived through traditions in religion, story, music, song, dance, family knowledge and dates back to the slave ships and before. You will hear the sweet sounds of this melodic music and be able to participate with Grupo Fantasia, a local musical group that will have you dancing in your seat.

A Joint Recital of Classical Music
December 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a beautiful performance of classical music by three noted musicians on the Boston music scene. This joint recital will feature mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato, one of the finest vocal performers in the region; talented pianist, composer and conductor David Owens; and Anne Black, a violist who has toured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops.

Nashoba Valley Chamber Ensemble
February 5, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center
Join us for L'Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky, performed by the Nashoba Valley Chamber Ensemble. This 1918 work for clarinet, violin, double-bass bassoon, trombone, cornet, and percussion tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in exchange for riches. The Nashoba Valley Chamber Ensemble is made up of musicians who perform throughout the New England area.

Hot Tamale Brass Band
March 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center
The Hot Tamale Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band from Boston, MA. Playing traditional New Orleans jazz, Dixieland and funky second line brass band music, they always add a tasteful and exciting element to any event. The festive sounds of the Hot Tamale Brass Band will make you feel like you're down in the Big Easy at Mardi Gras. The band features trumpet, trombone, saxophone, tuba and drums.

Transient Canvas: Wired
April 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center
Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have been blazing their own trail as the bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas since 2011. At FSU, the duo will present Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. As people try to emulate computers and we build computers that emulate people, the question of who is controlling whom becomes ambiguous.