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Discover the Musical Innovators of Tomorrow with Contemporary Improvisation Salon Nights at New England Conservatory of Music

A Free Series of Concerts, December 8 – 14

Discover the best improvisers of tomorrow with Contemporary Improvisation Salon Nights, nine one-hour concerts, December 8 at 7:00pm at NEC’s Pierce Hall to Monday, December 14 at 9:00pm at NEC’s Pierce Hall.

These concerts, featuring students from NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation department, take place at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. each evening on December 8, 9 & 14 and are free and open to the public.

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Tue, 12/08/2015 - 19:00 to Mon, 12/14/2015 - 21:00


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Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:30

The Music of Ellington, Strayhorn and Beyond...with the Greg Hopkins Sixtet

Featuring: Greg Hopkins—Trumpet 
Arnie Krakowsky--Tenor Sax, 
Dan Fox—Trombone   
Tim Ray—Piano
John Lockwood—Bass
Joe Hunt—Drums

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 19:30

Senator Jamie Eldridge and Jin O'Reilly on Northeast Energy Direct (Encore Episode)

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Democratic State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton, and Jim O’Reilly, director of public policy for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.

Ginger Strand: The Brothers Vonnegut

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back writer and journalist GINGER STRAND to talk about her new dual biography THE BROTHERS VONNEGUT: SCIENCE AND FICTION IN THE HOUSE OF MAGIC. After World War II, Kurt was a struggling writer working on his first novel Player Piano and brother Bernie was an accomplished scientist interested in learning how to control weather. And they both worked at GE. Tune in and learn their amazing stories. 

Land Ho! at the Fitchburg Art Museum

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome EMILY MAZZOLA, the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist and professor SHONA MACDONALD (one of her Uncanny Valley series pictured here) . They will discuss the current dynamite exhibition of past and contemporary landscape works at FAM: LAND HO! To see some examples of Shona MacDonald’s work, go to:
The Fitchburg Art Museum’s site is:

Yoko Miwa Trio

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 20:00
Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:30
Sat, 11/28/2015 - 20:00

Yoko Miwa Trio

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Fri, 11/13/2015 - 20:00
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 20:00
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 20:00

Allen Toussaint

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
One of the legends of American music left us last week. He not only defined New Orleans music but he collaborated and wrote songs for a veritable who's who of rock, blues, soul, jazz, country and gospel artists. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of Allen Toussaint. It all starts at 7pm!

Gilbert M. Gaul

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 10:30pm

In his book new book BILLION-DOLLAR BALL Gilbert M. Gaul, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, offers an incendiary examination of how college football has come to dominate some of our best, most prestigious universities—reframing campus values, distorting academic missions, and transforming athletic departments into astonishingly rich entertainment factories, even as many university presidents look the other way. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Gil Gaul to discuss his book and it's implications.


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