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Anthony Coleman: Misreading the Great American Songbook

From the Sarajevo Jazz Festival to the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, Anthony Coleman’s musical odyssey has taken him through many cultures and led him to wear many hats as composer, improvising keyboardist, and teacher. Coleman joined the NEC faculty in 2006, returning to a school where he himself studied in the 1970s, during the birth of NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program (then called Third Stream).

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 21:00

Tribute to Gunther Schuller

A memorial tribute to composer Gunther Schuller with classical chamber music and jazz big band arrangements. Featuring the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Greg Hopkins, director, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Sinfonietta, Eric Hewitt, director, and guest artists Ran Blake and Yoshiko Kline

Blue Moon, Rogers and Hart, arr. Schuller
Moondreams, Chummy MacGregor, arr. Gil Evans
Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Schuller
Eric Hewitt, saxophone
Yoshiko Kline, piano

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 20:00

Kid's Songs

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

As Halloween approaches, the first two hours will be songs FOR kids, and the last two hours will feature songs ABOUT kids (FOR adults)! Featuring special guest co-host Addison Daly and maybe a surprise visitor or two.

Choir Practice

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lordy Lordy we need something uplifting these days! Soul Serenade to the rescue! We're no angels, but tune in this week to listen to some uplifting gospel soul music with host Tom Shaker. Robes optional....

Michael Doran

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

Ike’s Gamble is a finely researched, unconventional account of America’s role in the Suez Crisis. Drawing on government documents, diaries, memoirs, and other primary sources, former White House adviser Michael Doran provides a salient portrait of President Eisenhower and the conflict he faced in this tumultuous time, and offers a rich new understanding of how the US became the power broker in the Middle East. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by former White house adviser and author Michael Doran.

Craig A. Monson: Habitual Offenders

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:00am

On Friday, April 1 1644 in Bologna, Italy, two reformed prostitutes were abducted from their convent where they had recently become nuns. More than a year later, their brutally murdered bodies were discovered in a wine cellar. The search for their killers and the story of what happened to them reached all the way to the papacy and beyond. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CRAIG A. MONSON. He is the Paul Tietjens Professor Emeritus of Music at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mara Trachtenberg: A Decadent World at Anna Maria College

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and photographer MARA TRACHTENBERG. She creates fantastic worlds of monstrous topiary and creatures using confectionary materials and then photographs these dream-like tableaux. An exhibition of her work will be on view at ANNA MARIA COLLEGE from October 26-December 2.

Jennifer Gross: Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Edward Steichen was a painter, horticulturalist, museum curator, film director and one of the most innovative photographers of the Twentieth Century. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with JENNIFER GROSS. She is the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at the DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM. Ms Gross will be talking about a new exhibition at the Decordova, EDWARD STEICHEN: TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHER which is on view from October 7-March 26, 2017. For more information, go to:

Joyce Mandell on making Worcester healthy and sustainable for all people (All-New Promo)

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino talks with Joyce Mandell, founder of Jane Jacobs in the Woo, about making Worcester healthy and sustainable for all people.

Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis

Information & Tickets HERE

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 20:00


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