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Theory Lecture Series

LOCATION: Bezanson Recital Hall

EVENT & TOPIC: Solving the Crime: Formal Foreshadowing and the Mystery of A-Flat Minor in Bernard Herrmann’s “Psycho” score, part of the Music & Dance Department’s Theory Lecture Series

SPEAKER: Charity Lofthouse, Assistant Professor of Music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:30

The Chieftains, from Ireland

Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, Ireland's mighty traditional Irish music group are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of great Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, and made the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Don't miss the fun as Paddy Moloney and band return to Symphony Hall for a pre-St. Patrick's Day bash!

Tickets: $57 - $75 at (617) 482-6661 or

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 20:00

The Young Lions of Soul

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker this Monday night as he spotlights new young artists keeping the soul music tradition alive. You'll hear artists like
Mayer Hawthorne, Raphael Saadiq, Laura Izabor, Fitz & The Tantrums and many others. It all starts at 7pm!!

Paul Geremia and Jaime Brockett

For almost forty years, Paul Geremia has survived solely by the fruit of his musical labours. Having abandoned all other means of support in 1966, he has been travelling far and wide ever since, performing in every capacity from street singing to club and concert bookings, throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 20:00

Darol Anger & Emy Phelps with special guest Sharon Gilchrist

Doors 7:30pm

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 20:00

NEFFA Pre-Festival Music Showcase - Lynn Noel, Corvus, Wear My Letter and Marylou Ferrante

Lynn Noel - Solo voice/group sing -

Marylou Ferrante - Pre-war blues songs -

Wear My Letter - Old-time -

Corvus - Celtic -

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul is a band performing original music that celebrates and bridges Afro-Mediterranean melodies & grooves with Jazz & Funk thus naturally creating unique & powerful genres of music one could describe as Maghrebian-Funk, Rap’n Raï and Shaâbi-Jazz.

Atlas Soul sings in French, Arabic, Hebrew and English. The lyrics speak of love, natural wonders, oppression, poverty, and of the melancholy of immigrants.

Tickets: $15

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 19:30

Charlie Musselwhite

Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the South Side of Chicago. A groundbreaking recording artist since the 1960s, Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. His worldly-wise vocals, rich, melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar work flawlessly accompany his often autobiographical and always memorable original songs.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 19:30

Dan Tepfer - Goldberg Variations / Variations

Dan Tepfer is a New York-based pianist and composer and one of the most formidable jazz musicians on the international stage — hailed as “brilliant” by The Boston Globe, “remarkable” by The Washington Post, a “player of exceptional poise” by the New York Times, “a singular voice” by Libération (France).

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:30

Luciana Souza/ Romero Lubambo Brazilian Duo

Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, she grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music.

Tickets: $30 early show; $25 later show

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 22:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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