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Spirit & Song: Handel and Haydn Society performs Emancipation Proclamation Concert
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Spirit & Song: Handel and Haydn Society performs Emancipation Proclamation Concert
On Dec. 31 at Trinity Church in Boston, the Handel and Haydn Society performed its 2,500th concert. Fittingly, it was the annual Jubilee Day Concert celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, this year sporting its new name, the Emancipation Proclamation Concert.
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Millennium Gospel Choir in concert at MFA Boston
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Millennium Gospel Choir in concert at MFA Boston
Recently, the Millennium Gospel Choir performed its 19th annual Christmas concert at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Now a three-concert event spanning Friday and Saturday, the program draws capacity audiences, many of whom, like the singers, return year after year.
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Free community concert brings Baroque music to the Strand
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Free community concert brings Baroque music to the Strand
On Sunday, December 29, Boston Baroque will perform their annual free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. The 60-minute concert features selections from the Boston Baroque New Year’s concert, which is performed on December 31 and January 1 at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
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Boston Pops debuts sensory-friendly holiday concert
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Boston Pops debuts sensory-friendly holiday concert
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Boston Pops decked the halls for a whole new audience in their first-ever sensory-friendly holiday concert. The concert was designed to allow families with members on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities to enjoy the same musical holiday tradition that the Pops orchestra has been bringing to Boston for over a century.
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Have yourself a jazzy holiday
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Have yourself a jazzy holiday
There is no better time to take in jazz in Boston than the winter holidays and Christmastime. This year an array of concerts and performances, some free, offer music lovers great opportunities.
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Yoko Miwa: jazz pianist, composer, educator
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Yoko Miwa: jazz pianist, composer, educator
Jazz pianist, composer and Berklee College of Music piano professor Yoko Miwa performs regularly at The Mad Monkfish in Cambridge and Les Zygomates in Boston and plays sold-out concerts at such clubs as Scullers and the Regattabar. She and her trio also perform at iconic New York venues such as Birdland (Jan. 20), the Blue Note, and Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center.
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In the news: Linda May Han Oh
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In the news: Linda May Han Oh
Bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh has joined Berklee College of Music’s Bass Department as associate professor.
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Arts & Culture
The Bad Plus — Inspiration through improvisation
The Bad Plus, the famed musical trio out of Minneapolis and based now in NYC, redefines what jazz is through complex improvisations and interpretations of popular music and an array of surprising tunes.
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Ethan Iverson Quartet explores the American songbook
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Ethan Iverson Quartet explores the American songbook
The American songbook is a deep well of inspiration for jazz musicians, and one of this year’s most notable explorations of this heritage is a new CD by the Ethan Iverson Quartet with Tom Harrell entitled “Common Practice.”
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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
On Friday, Oct. 18, Sergio Mendes will bring his familiar bossa nova/samba and distinctive pop instrumentation to Boston audiences as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s program, “Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova.”
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Scullers celebrates 30 years of jazz
Scullers Jazz Club in Allston is celebrating its 30th anniversary starting this September and running through December. The celebration is already seeing top-flight jazz, both familiar and wildly innovative, from musicians revered internationally.
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
Celebrity Series’ newest installation, “Concert for One” is a musical performance on the most intimate of scales.
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