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Singing in the new year with Handel and Haydn Society
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Singing in the new year with Handel and Haydn Society
The Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History welcomed the new year with their traditional Emancipation Proclamation Concert on Dec. 31.
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All rise for the gospel king
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All rise for the gospel king
Grammy Award-winning songster Gregory Porter will debut his new album “All Rise” at Emerson’s Colonial Theatre on Jan. 20.
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2021’s music to remember
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2021’s music to remember
Jazz musicians released albums this year to celebrate life after incubation brought on by the pandemic. Six albums stand out with enough depth, surprise and harmony to bear listening to weekly. One is a surprising discovery, recorded in 1961 and only released two weeks ago!
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'Black Nativity' returns to the stage
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'Black Nativity' returns to the stage
Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” a joyful Boston holiday tradition, brings stirring vocals and community spirit to Emerson Paramount Center this month.
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'Urban Nutcracker' celebrates 20 years
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'Urban Nutcracker' celebrates 20 years
“Urban Nutcracker,” a Boston holiday tradition pioneered by local dancer Anthony Williams, celebrates its 20th year this December.
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Nnenna Freelon and the healing power of song
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Nnenna Freelon and the healing power of song
With one foot in music and the other in education, Nnenna Freelon brings about a profound synthesis of the arts and healing. Her voice carries with it degrees of patience and awareness that are meant to inspire listeners to salvage their own strengths.
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Pianist and composer Donal Fox: Thinking like a fox
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Pianist and composer Donal Fox: Thinking like a fox
Pianist and composer Donal Fox performs Friday, Dec. 3 in a free, mostly virtual event as part of the JazzNOW series co-sponsored by GBH and JazzBoston.
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A musical rebirth from Silkroad Ensemble
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A musical rebirth from Silkroad Ensemble
The Silkroad Ensemble, led from 1998 to 2017 by its founder, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, staged its post-pandemic rebirth Friday night with a sold-out concert at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square.
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Genre-defying vocalist Daymé Arocena comes to Berklee Nov. 18
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Genre-defying vocalist Daymé Arocena comes to Berklee Nov. 18
Vocalist Daymé Arocena will be in concert on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center. Arocena, who hails from Cuba, defies genres in her integration of jazz, African percussion and the traditional sounds of her homeland.
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Debo Ray emerges jubilant
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Debo Ray emerges jubilant
Boston-based vocalist Debo Ray is emerging from the pandemic to perform with her quartet on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Dorchester as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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A performance of mythical proportions
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A performance of mythical proportions
Audiences will gather live at ArtsEmerson for the first time after a 20-month pandemic hiatus to see the world premiere of “Iphigenia.” Composer Wayne Shorter and librettist esperanza spalding have reimagined the myth with a powerful score and a new perspective on one of the sacrificial daughters of Greek lore.
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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
Unfolding with primal power, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the opera by multi-Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, seizes the audience from the start and never lets go.
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