"...the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed." - Exclaim!
Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila Carabine’s velvety alto, creating their trademark lush harmonies.
Puppet children explore the fantasies of their dreams when they stay up late on Christmas Eve. Debussy's Snowflakes Are Dancing inspire this musical fantasy, and over 30 whimsical puppets of all sizes and shapes interpret and visualize the music.
The award-winning Gerwick Puppets have toured NE for over 30 years, and presented Midwinter Magic at Boston’s First Night over the last 15 years. www.gerwickpuppets.com
"Precision, assertiveness and vigor are great qualities in a young ensemble...the Amphion has mastered them." - New York Times.
With "gripping intensity [and] suspenseful and virtuoso playing," (San Francisco Chronicle), ASQ is an award-winning ensemble with exceptional musical training. Winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competiton, the ASQ will join the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program in 2013.
Larkin winds her way through evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry, and poetic, witty wordplay. Calling herself a “guitar driven songwriter,” Larkin’s redefined the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for 25 years.
The New York Times writes that she’s “a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt.” She is the winner of an unprecedented 11 Boston Music Awards.
The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since the opening of The Center years ago. And we could try to describe this event by mentioning all the significant songwriters and talented musicians who have played and sung and captured a special moment in time.
But the TCAN Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night isn't about individuals so much as it is about a community. Everyone is welcome to perform – the event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm.
"Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." --Wynton Marsalis
20-year-old saxophonist Grace Kelly won the 2012 Boston Phoenix Jazz category (4th year in a row). Last year, Kelly dominated not only the local jazz category, but the entire field of local and national nominees, beating out Lady Gaga, Amanda Palmer, and the Dropkick Murphys.
WPI to Host Lecture, Concert Featuring the Music of Pepper Adams
Alden Memorial on the WPI campus
• 4 p.m. Lecture.
• 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk on the music to be performed.
• 7:30 p.m. Concert begins. That will be followed by a book signing and reception.
“Celebrating the Life and Music of Pepper Adams,” a jazz lecture and concert featuring the music of Pepper Adams (1930-1986), renowned jazz composer and baritone saxophone player. Jazz historian Gary Carner will talk about Adams’ life and music. Compositions from Adams’ works will be performed by the WPI Stage Band and Jazz Ensemble, including a piece rarely performed.